Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.
With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....
©1938 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers
Christie at her best. Underrated, this is a sharp portrait of an evil, sadistic and vindictive woman. I liked it.
It's not my favourite Christie novel, but it's still an interesting story with great characters - I particularly like the malevolent mother who is the murder victim in this story. Not sure why it was called "Appointment with Death", though - time is a factor, but no appointments were made out in the deserts around Petra (in Jordan). Hugh Fraser does a great job again, and I love listening to his narration of so many of the Agatha Christie mysteries.
did not read cant say.
It dealt with identifiable social problems that are as valid today as they were in 1938.
The young doctor she seemed to be the pivotal corrector.
Yes. On my listening scale of 1-12 with one the lowest . I would have to give it a good 7. Means I'll be lessening to it at lease 7 more times.
Hugh Fraser's characterizations are sharp and consistent. His voice is very comfortable to listen to.
This book was a bit slow as the story is building. And for my kids, the accent was hard to understand at first. But half way thru the book, it became more interesting.
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