Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series)

Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie
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Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The $.99cent version is corrupted. As someone stated, after page 33 it's in code. The $ 9.99 version is fine. Unacceptable. I am calling B&N's tech center to sort it out. The actual mystery is excellent. It is a perfect example of why discovering the truth behind a murder is so important; beyond, even, the basic immorality of the act of murder, itself. Without the truth, the innocent suffer. Suspicion and doubt can harm, even destroy, the lives of those on the periphery of a murder-- no matter their innocence of the actual crime.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
One of Christie's best. She always keeps you guessing. Good character and plot development. An enjoyable read for the mystery lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story in itself is a classic Peroit whodunnit. Interesting and exotic setting, colorful and sympathetic characters, a mysterious death, (though in this case the victim is herself a villian of sorts) and the dapper little Belgian detective arrives just in time to prove foul play and point out the guilty party. Sadly much of the story was lost in this digital edition. An entire chapter (chapter 7) has so much computer code in it that it is almost impossible to read the actually lines of the story. Towards the beginning of the book entire sentences and even a few paragraphs are completely missing with the word "ommitted" in parenthesis taking their place. It made the plot difficult to follow quite frankly. Luckily the bugs are worked out by the middle of the story when the title death actually occurs. Still, I find it almost offensive that this publisher charges even 99 cents for a book that was so poorly edited into a digital copy. I had previosly read some other Appletons editions of Christie novels with no issue at all. Sadly this one, along with "Murder in the Library" had parts so poorly digitized and edited that those sections were barely readable and I was significantly confused by the end of the novel. Please use proper editing before selling digital copies of books Appletons!!!!! If you purchase this, you were duly warned about the issues with the beginning and especially chapter 7.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book until chapter 4. Nook version is a jumbled mess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The nook version has incomplered text starting in chaper 4. There is jumbled words that make no sense through the whole chapter and parts of the chapter is missing.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Really good read! It had me guessing all the way through the end as to how they were going to figure out who did it, and more importantly, why.
BlueEyeBooks 25 days ago
I wasn't that big of a fan of this one although I won't deny it was an enjoyable read. Mostly, I just have a quarrel with the ending. It seemed like a cop-out, honestly. There was a twist as to who murdered the victim, but it was somebody who was just totally out of the blue and for whom no clues were laid in the duration of the novel. The reason I love these books is because of the deliciousness of the ending and how everything falls together once all the facts and psychology are put together to prove that this person that you may or may not have suspected did it. This book just brought in an entirely new motive and character right at the end to solve everything and I didn't really like that. However, the journey to get there, was really absorbing and the characters themselves are very interesting. I have to say, the motives presented in this book (and the whole first half of the book, frankly) interested me more than other Agatha Christie books I've read just because it was so unexpected and almost hinted at dark magic (but of course, these books are grounded strictly in reality with no magic realism so it pointed more so towards the darker side of human nature). The Final Verdict: While the premise interested me greatly, the ending deeply disappointed me. 3 stars
Anonymous 5 months ago
Wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery, had me wondering till the end.
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mvaisl35 More than 1 year ago
Appointment with Death is a very interesting mystery story and I thought it was quite enjoyable. The book started out slowly and was confusing, but towards the middle, it picked up and really became a page-turner. The book is a bit hard to understand, but I recommend it if you like complicated mysteries with unexpected endings. Mrs. Boynton. A large, Buddha resembling women, that was mentally controlling her family. She had decided that she and her family should go on a trip to Petra, where they where surrounded by towering red cliffs. These where the last things Mrs. Boynton ever saw. Somehow, she had died. With only 24 hours to solve this case, and the only evidence being a tiny puncture mark on her arm, it's up to you to find out how Mrs. Boynton suddenly died. Other Agatha Christie books are also excellent, and they are all very good reads. The beginning of this book really gives you a sense of foreshadowing, and that the story was slowly coming to its climax, then boom! One of the main characters dies. "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Beside the fact that it was a bit hard to understand, I really enjoyed this novel. But who killed Mrs. Boynton, its up to you to find out.
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PTbooklover More than 1 year ago
Havent had the chance to read book yet, but from what i have looked thru it seems to be a good read as all of agatha's books are.
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