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Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, Bk 18)
Appointment with Death - Hercule Poirot, Bk 18 Author:Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot may be on vacation, but a killer isn't. For the guests at the resort hotel, sympathies are with the murderer, which means a tough job for the Belgian detective. — 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... more » 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 had taken such pleasure in inflicting misery on her own family that everyone else on the tour had watched in horror as the tension built. Many people had a motive for murder...but the question is: which one was desperate enough to kill?« less
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Helpful Score: 4
A really enjoyable mystery, with a truly detestable victim. Full of Agatha Christie's usual fun, vivid characterizations all taking place in a truly fantastic locale - I've been dying to go to Petra since I read it.
I enjoyed reading this one! I never once guessed who really did it! I love when I am kept guessing until the very end!
Hercule Poirot may be on vacation, but a killer isn't. The victim's a hateful tourist despised even by her own children. For the guests at the resort hotel, sympathies are with the murderer, which means a tough job for the Belgian detective.