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Appointment with Death - Agatha Christie
Appointment with Death
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3.54 410
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007119356 (0007119356)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#19)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
0.0 "Appointment With Death" DNF at 20%
Oh dear. If the pedants who teach creative writing classes by rote ever needed support for their insistence on "Show, don't tell" as their unerring advice, then they need only make people read the first 20% of "Appointment With Death". I've never been so bored by or so impatient with an Agatha Chr...
mybookjournal rated it
4.0 Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19)
Enjoyed this cozy mystery immensely. Though the story started a bit slowly the initial discussion and character analysis of Boynton family by Dr Gerard and Sarah King the psychologists, was very interesting to read. And of course yet again I failed to guess who the actual murderer is. Hercule Poirot...
BrokenTune rated it
4.5 Appointment with Death
"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton is despised by everyone who meets her. Even her family. All of her children live under her thumb and it is easy to see how her manipulative tyranny make Mrs. Boynton one of the most despicable characters [spoiler] and one of the mo...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Appointment with Death
Well this one was not as well done as Death on the Nile. I think it was because it was pretty obvious after one character's utterance who did the crime in this one.Unlike with some other Poirot novels, Hercule really doesn't step up to the plate until about half way through the book. The first half ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 When the hardest part of solving the crime is
that everyone's a suspect. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The victim, Mrs. Boynton, is a masterful character study of a truly awful person. Hercule Poirot works his psychological magic even though every single character in this book - save himself - had a motive for murder. The exotic Jerusalem se...
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