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Evil Under the Sun (1941)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Hercule Poirot (23)

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Men desired her. Women despised her. But when the tempting Arlena Marshall is found strangled at the Jolly Roger Hotel, only one man can unravel the mystery: Hercule Poirot.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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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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This is the Agatha Christie I remember reading from my junior high years! The melodrama is toned down from the Mystery on the Links and Crooked House, and the crime detection is at the forefront. The writing is subtler with multiple pov which helps to build the suspense and give clues. The murderer motive is still a little murky, but the classic denouement of Poirot's "parlor scene" is there. ( )
  Bodagirl | Jul 27, 2022 |
Great Poirot mystery... the island just off the coast of cornwall I think ... linked by a causeway. The irresistible blond actress that is followed by all the male's and finally killed by.... ( )
  apende | Jul 12, 2022 |
Not my favourite Christie, but still a very enjoyable mystery with a solid twist at the end. It’s pretty standard fare: a distinct and well-described setting (in this case a seaside hotel in the West Country), a varied cast of characters and a brutal murder. Poirot is as much fun as ever, but his sidekick Hastings is missing, which is a shame. There’s not much to say beyond that, which may seem like a criticism, but really means it was as consistently enjoyable as you’d expect a Christie mystery to be. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
  laplantelibrary | Apr 8, 2022 |
Emily Brewster shivered. Her imagination pictured a lurking murderer behind one of the boulders. Then she heard her voice saying "Whoever did it wouldn't be hanging about. We must get the police. Perhaps" - she hesitated - "one of us ought to stay with -with the body." Patrick Redfern said, "I'll stay."
  taurus27 | Mar 13, 2022 |
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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
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Savonuzzi, ClaudioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwarz, Martin MariaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Men desired her. Women despised her. But when the tempting Arlena Marshall is found strangled at the Jolly Roger Hotel, only one man can unravel the mystery: Hercule Poirot.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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