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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?

©1941 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK; 1992 Chivers Press Ltd; 16 9

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 01-16-18

OK

Shame Hugh Fraser hadn’t narrated this. I haven’t seen more than a few minutes in passing of the TV adaptations with David Suchet and HF, so I don’t have any preconception that HF is “only” the dim stooge to DS.
DS makes many voices comic, exaggerated, even for light fiction like this. Still I don’t like much of the current ultra-violent crime fiction, especially as bedtime listening. Far better a sanitised assassination of an unpleasant person with a minimum of gore.

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  • Miss E Stacey
  • 02-07-18

David Suchet is fantastic

The delivery and performance is absolutely spot on. It's not one of Christie's best works but Suchet makes it worth a listen. Slow in places but a good afternoon listen.

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  • michelle
  • 11-07-17

Love David Suchet and Agatha Christie books

Loved it great set of stories brought to life brilliantly on audible

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  • Mrs
  • 11-05-17

Certainly a book to take on holiday

A classic Hercule Poirot mystery, though not the best, still thoroughly enjoyable as a Christie romp. The island setting, the close circle of suspects and the central mysterious death. It’s a wonderful puzzle, great entertainment, and it’s great to hear David Suchet lending the voice of the true Poirot to this story. Loved it. Been a Christie fan since I was a kid and always enjoy a great mystery of hers. Roll on the next one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-13-16

Amazing

A fantastic story, fantastically read. David brings all the characters alive and brings you in to the book. Love this whole series' 💖

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  • Mrs
  • 08-07-16

Suchet is at tour de force

Brilliant performance by David Suchet. Funny with a very clever denouement. Believable characters brought to life by Suchet's voice.

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  • Gaskell
  • 02-22-16

Pretty good

David should definitely do more of these. The handful he's done, I have in one medium or another. This is much better than some of the other versions I've heard

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-31-16

an other excellent Agatha listen

I love Agatha ability to keep you enthralled in a story and keep you guessing to the end

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  • Jaye what if
  • 03-29-15

Evil Under the Sun

It was nice having the audible book read by David Suchet, for a change.
The storyline was intriguing how on earth, did the murder happen? ??
Poirot sorted it out, shame he can't go on holiday, without a murder happening, I wouldn't like to be in his hotel lol

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  • Christine
  • 11-26-16

Loved it

Love love LOVED it! David Suchet brilliant as always. very entertaining, have listened to it 3 times over and have loved it more each time.

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