Death Comes As the End
Recently widowed Renisenb returns with her young daughter to her father’s family. The family members become aggravated when the patriarch, Imhotep, brings home a young concubine named Nofret, who has him in her grip. It is not long before Nofret turns up dead at the bottom of a cliff. She easily... show more
Recently widowed Renisenb returns with her young daughter to her father’s family. The family members become aggravated when the patriarch, Imhotep, brings home a young concubine named Nofret, who has him in her grip. It is not long before Nofret turns up dead at the bottom of a cliff. She easily could have fallen by accident, but slowly Renisenb and the family's scribe, Hori, begin to believe Nofret’s death was planned.
Publish date: March 3rd 2010
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
This is Agatha Christie's foray into a historical fiction murder mystery. It takes places around 2000 BCE, and it got off to a rough start. Renisenb comes off as too simple for words at the start and there seems to be a fair dose of authorial judgement going on when believing in the many Egyptian go...
“All life is a jest, Imhotep - and it is death who laughs last. Do you not hear it at every feast? Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you die.” Death Comes as the End is Dame Agatha's only historical mystery and she makes full use of her in-depth knowledge of Ancient Egypt. The detail of Egypti...
Gekürzte Kurzbeschreibung.Die ganze Geschichte beginnt mit der dramatischen Erläuterung der Charaktere von der Familie Imhoteps. Er selbst ist herrschsüchtig und manchmal dumm, glaubt ans Übernatürliche. Er hat die Tochter Renisenb, die Söhne Sobeks, Yahmose und Ipy. Renisenb ist sehr empfindsam ...
This is probably more like 3.5 stars because I was expecting more clues and detecting, and what I got was more character based drama and introspection, with a side order of body count and murder. Ms. Christie is very very good at making the characters in her mysteries into three-dimensional people, ...
I'll acknowledge that Christie might have written more impressive novels, ones that might stand out more in the mystery genre and best act as an introduction to her work. But of all the Christie novels, and I've read a few dozen, including the most famous, this one is my personal favorite, and proba...
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