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
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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