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Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
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Destination Unknown (1954)

by Agatha Christie

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When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .… (more)
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Title:Destination Unknown
Authors:Agatha Christie
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Collections:2021, October, Acquired 2021, Your library
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Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie (1954)

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    The Big Four by Agatha Christie (Ludi_Ling)
    Ludi_Ling: Some 30 years may separate them, but both feature the same slightly inane global conspiracy theory plot.
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I woke up this morning at 5 am to feed and change the baby. When I got back in bed a little voice said "You could try to go back to sleep, or you could finish the Agatha Christie book." That is my typical experience with the average Agatha Christie book.

Of course, there are the occasional flunks(2-3 star books) but, for the most part, her books hover around the 4.5-5 star, can't-stop-thinking-about quality and this was no exception.

While the journey in the middle was rather dull, I found her theorizing at the end quite brilliant. Ultimately, it really doesn't matter what political ideal you subscribe to, there will always be the twin motivators: money and power. The theory of dispersion is just different. Of course, there are other things that matter, and should matter, more. But when you look at world powers(whether it be Capitalism OR Communism) the end desire for some will be mostly the same. However, as Hilary so accurately puts it mid-book, if it is not possible to go back, or to follow your own desires, how can it be termed real freedom? ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
What a great story! Agatha Christie is so good at storytelling and creating suspense. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Jun 19, 2021 |
Very enjoyable Christie spy thriller. Loved the ending. Very clever twist. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
While one cannot agree with Ms.Christie about the psychology of women, the book itself was interesting and kept my attention from start to finish. It was read well by Ms. E. Fox.

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  mirihawk | May 21, 2020 |
I’m so used to having a dead body featured prominently in AC’s novels I found it a bit disconcerting that there was none in this non-Poirot outing. It did seem like something was lacking, but overall the story was a good one. ( )
  krgulick | Jun 19, 2019 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, TomIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fox, EmiliaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krog, EliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Houbie, MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nadler, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peraire del Molino, C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tincani, MagdaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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ANTHONY
who likes foreign travel
as much as I do
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The man behind the desk moved a heavy glass paper-weight four inches to the right.
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Destination Unknown has also been published under the title So Many Steps to Death.
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When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .

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