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Evil Under the Sun (1941)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot (22)

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Agatha Christie's exotic seaside mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. 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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    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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    An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapeña (MissBrangwen)
    MissBrangwen: Both mysteries, although different in style, feature the murder of a similar character in a holiday setting.
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"Isn't that right, Odell?" ( )
  Conni_W | Jul 7, 2021 |
Urkh. This reads like a weak pastiche of plot elements that Christie has used to greater effect in other, and in some cases earlier, works. It's still quite readable, but nothing like her best work. ( )
  AmphipodGirl | May 23, 2021 |
Evil Under the Sun
  ritaer | May 3, 2021 |
I have repeatedly watched two different versions of this book in movie form: the Peter Ustinov version and the David Suchet. Both dramatizations are quite different implementations of the story, but have the common theme.

The David Suchet version is closer to the novelization. I really enjoyed reading this book. Christie does such a good job of developing many different characters. I really like having the cast of characters (which this book has) to refer to, and I did refer to it many times while I was reading.

Even though I knew the ending and how the murder was solved, I was still entranced by how the story was told, and the conclusion brought about. ( )
  quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
Classic Poirot story of a woman whose body is found on a beach on an island only hotel guests had access to. She was strangled but by who?

At least I managed to solve one of the minor mysteries, even if not the main one. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Mar 25, 2021 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ahmavaara, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Aru, MartTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baeckström, BirgitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Balčiūnienė, Irena MarijaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bennett, HarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
García Clavel, JordiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagerup, AndersTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaljuste, MariIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Houbie, MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pille, AxelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Savonuzzi, ClaudioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwarz, Martin MariaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stawiński, MarianTł.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suchet, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tedeschi, AlbertoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Terilli, LaureTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Agatha Christie's exotic seaside mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. 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?

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