Appointment with Death - Agatha Christie Reviews
Description:ISBN 000723449X / Author: Agatha Christie / Genre: Crime / Thriller / A facsimile first edition hardback of the exotic Poirot book, based ... more
Appointment with Death - Agatha Christie ... on Agatha Christie's own travels in the Middle-east with her archaeologist husband. Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met! To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot's first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family's own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
Newest Review: ... motivates him to investigates the crimes. By reading of the nature of Mrs Boynton and the events leading up to her death we ... more
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by - written on 21/02/09 (Very useful, 99 readings)
"Appointment with Death" is one of Christie's more stronger novels, dealing with some difficult moral dilemmas which not only make her characters, but also the reader think, about their attitudes towards both the victim and the murderer. Set in and near Petra, in Jordan, during one of Poirot's holidays, both the detective and the reader are cast into a complicated scenario when the obnoxious and cruel Mrs Boynton is killed. As Poirot attempts to unravel the mystery the question which hardly needs to be asked is not "who did this", but rather "who did not have a motive for doing so?" With no sympathy for the murdered woman the wall of ... Read the complete review
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