Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, Bk 18)
Appointment with Death - Hercule Poirot, Bk 18 Author:Agatha Christie "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" These were ominous words for Hercule Poirot to over hear on his first night in Jerusalem. And when a holiday tour of the Holy Land ends abruptly with a murder, the world come back to haunt the legendary detective. The victim, Mrs. Boynton, has taken such pleasure in inflicting ... more »misery on her own family that everyone else on the tour had watched in horror as the tension built. Many people have a motive for murder...but the question is: which one is 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.