Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie audiobook

Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

By Agatha Christie
Read by Hugh Fraser

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062073921

The Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book 1938

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The unstoppable Hercule Poirot finds himself in the Middle East with only one day to solve a murder in the classic Agatha Christie mystery, Appointment with Death.   Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.   With only twenty-four 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. . . .

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Summary

The unstoppable Hercule Poirot finds himself in the Middle East with only one day to solve a murder in the classic Agatha Christie mystery, Appointment with Death.

 

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.

 

With only twenty-four 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. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Twice as brilliant as Death on the Nile, which was entirely brilliant.” Observer (London)
“Good reading, though it has the one Christie shortcoming—the final evidence contains matter of which the reader can have no knowledge. Again Hercule Poirot deduces his solution of the death of a hateful old American woman whose power complex is ruining her family. Conversations with the family and fellow tourists in the Holy Land give him his ammunition in twenty-four hours.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Hugh Fraser’s engaging reading makes the time pass pleasantly. Vacationing in Jerusalem, the Belgian detective encounters the Boyntons, a wealthy American family dominated by its tyrannical matriarch. When the old lady suddenly dies on an excursion to the ruins at Petra in Jordan, her children come under suspicion. As usual with Christie’s tales, there are romantic complications among the tourists as well…Fraser, best known as Captain Hastings in the televised versions of the Poirot stories, gives his usual sympathetic reading, making the protagonists seem to have greater depth. For Fraser’s efforts alone, this is recommended for popular collections.” Library Journal audio review

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Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Author Bio: Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English