A routine flight over the English Channel turns bizarre when a woman is murdered...by a venom-dipped dart of a South African blow-gun...unnoticed. How will Hercule Poirot solve this mystery?
It was a most extraordinary case. A woman murdered with the venom-dipped dart of a South African blow-gun on a routine flight over the English Channel. More bizarre still: that the killing could go completely unnoticed by the plane's other passengers. and most ironic of all: that Hercule Poirot, the brilliant detective, should be sitting not fifteen feet from the victim.
Enjoyable, and a quick read, by an author who is still the queen of the mystery genre.
A very well-written mystery starring Hercule Poirot. Poirot investigates the murder of a woman during a plane ride from Paris to London. A wonderful read!
A typical Christie from the 1930's (ie. well plotted and thought out, clever puzzle, easy to read, not very taxing on the grey cells, and fun.) As Poirot himself comes under suspicion at the inquest into the death of a passenger on the Prometheus, he investigates the victim's business dealings and suspects more than one fellow passenger was connected to the dead woman. The copy I read contained a floor plan of the airplane, which really made no difference to the solution, but was a nice touch anyway. The solution at first seemed to stretch coincidence a bit far, but Christie manages to explain things logically after all. A good choice for mystery buffs who just want a light read.