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Das Böse unter der Sonne by Agatha Christie
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Das Böse unter der Sonne (original 1941; edition 2006)

by Agatha Christie, Martin Maria Schwarz (Narrator)

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Title:Das Böse unter der Sonne
Authors:Agatha Christie
Other authors:Martin Maria Schwarz (Narrator)
Info:Hörbuchproduktionen (2006), Edition: Ungekürzt., Audio CD
Collections:Read but unowned, Audiobooks
Rating:*****
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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (1941)

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My least favourite Christie/Poirot in the series thus far. Perhaps because I read it in between two instalments of the Game of Thrones series. :-)

At the end of the book, when Poirot unfolds his findings and points out the murderer, I was of course surprised at the ingenuity of Christie (as always), but didn't feel excited or anything else about the story. The book reads more like a dry listing of facts for the detective to use in the last chapter than as a compelling narrative. ( )
  bbbart | May 30, 2015 |
Popirot investigates the murder of a beutifu but supposedly evil actress at a seas8de resort in southwest England. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 29, 2014 |
Not Agatha Christie's best work, but an enjoyable tale nonetheless. The description of the hotel and its inhabitants was classic Christie and I was kept guessing throughout as to who did it. The answer is slightly disappointing - the murder plot is far too contrived. ( )
  cazfrancis | Sep 23, 2014 |
I didn't like this as much as the other Agatha Christie novels I have read. While I enjoyed the setting on a small island off the Devon coast with just a small hotel and an attractive coastline, the actual explanation for the crime struck me as unrealistically complex. Poirot's ratiocination is also suspect: he begins by identifying who he thinks is the most likely culprit, constructs a sequence of events that allows for that outcome, and it turns out to be true. This is no Sherlockian working up of evidence dispassionately to lead to a conclusion. ( )
  john257hopper | Sep 6, 2014 |
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Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ahmavaara, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagerup, AndersTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Captain Roger Angmering built himself a house in the year 1782 on the island off Leathercombe Bay, it was thought the height of eccentricity on his part.
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Who had strangled seductive Arlena?

Was it her proud and reserved husband, who knew she was an adulteress? Or her strange stepdaughter, who made voodoo dolls in Arlena's image and stuck pins in them? Was it the religious fanatic who was tortured by her beauty? Or the young man who was so obviously in love with her? Or possibly, one of hte women who had - or thought she had - reasons to wish her dead?

Hercule Poirot, vacationing at the scene of the tragedy, agreed to interrupt his holiday to try to solve the bafellihng case.
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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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