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Appointment with Death (Masterpiece Edition Poirot) - Community Reviews back

by Agatha Christie
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Obi
Obi rated it 6 months ago
There is not much point in repeating the storyline of this book as every Christie reader knows the story of a horrendous, cruel,terrorising (step)mother and her dysfunctional family. And as this is a Christie, murder must follow . Enter Hercule Poirot, who decides to give Colonel Carbury(a friend of...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 year ago
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
mybookjournal rated it 4 years ago
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
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
"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 4 years ago
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 Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 5 years ago
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...
Michelle
Michelle rated it 6 years ago
The story began with Hercule Poirot hearing a chance remark, “She’s got to be killed.” or something… I didn’t remember. This remark would later be the reason why Poirot insisted on investigating the victim’s death despite her family’s insistence that the death was due to the victim’s health problem....
melsbookshelf
melsbookshelf rated it 7 years ago
Once again, Christie has written a mystery with an ending I didn't see coming. This time, I can't decide if I think she left enough clues to lead to the culprit, however. Normally, I find myself saying "oh, yeah!" as I read the outcome, but this time I thought it was a little shaky. But, as usual, C...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it 7 years ago
As a child I read a lot of Agatha Christie. It's been many decades since I last read one of her novels and I was very curious to see what I'd think all these years later.I'm pleased to report that the tale was enjoyably formulaic: all the suspects in one place, and all amenable to being brought toge...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it 7 years ago
Mrs. Boynton is determined to have everyone around her in subjection including all the members of her family. She is described as a 'mental sadist.' She takes her family to Petra, where she dies. At first, the death appears to be a natural one. However, a missing syringe raises questions and s...
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