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Evil under the sun (original 1941; edition 1945)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Evil under the sun
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Pocket Books, inc (1945), Unknown Binding
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Tags:murdermystery, agathachristie, british, english, britain, england, thirdperson, 20thcentury, xx

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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (1941)

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    Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Porua)
    Porua: Hercule Poirot and holidays never get on well together. Wherever Poirot goes death seems to stalk him. If anyone enjoys Evil under the Sun s/he should also enjoy Death on the Nile. Both books feature not only Poirot in a holiday mood but also women who are fatally attractive and men who desperately fall for them. But then things are not always what they seem.… (more)
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A good holiday read. What began as a slow narration ended in quite a high. This one was conveyed as a crime of passion which kept me interested in knowing the murderer in the end. ( )
  Hanneri | Dec 26, 2016 |
i love this book ( )
  katcoviello | Sep 21, 2016 |
I initially picked this book as I thought it was set in Egypt, it's actually set in Devon - not much difference.

Having seen a tv adaptation I could remember who the victim was but no who committed the murder or why.
A quick undemanding read that reinforces my belief that if you ever find yourself in the same place as Poirot then you should leave as quickly as possible. ( )
1 vote KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
Read this in one day as I was sick and my nose would not stop running long enough to allow me to do anything. Good escapist reading. Just ignore the old fashioned sexism and stereotyping. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
Hercule Poirot is on holiday in a hotel in a beach resort off the south coast of England. One of the other guests is murdered, and he works with the police to discover who is responsible. A nice balance of different types of people, and an interesting mystery with an unexpected ending.

Read aloud to my teenage sons, and we all thought it a reasonable book. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ahmavaara, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aru, MartTÕlkija.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baeckström, BirgitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Balčiūnienė, Irena MarijaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bennett, HarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Savonuzzi, ClaudioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A flirtatious young bride is strangled to death while vacationing, and only Poirot can unravel the woman's strange secrets.

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It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun - she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena's arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent 'crime of passion' have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?… (more)

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