Death in the Clouds
From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No. 13, sat a countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No. 8, a detective... show more
From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No. 13, sat a countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No. 8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No. 2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
Publish date: June 14th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 253
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#12)
Series: Poirot # 12 This was a weird little mystery, partly because it's 1935 and Hercule Poirot is flying on an commercial airliner or aeroplane. It was also interesting to read about a commercial flight from back then and how the plane was arranged. I was initially a little confused because the ...
Not too much to say about this one besides the fact I really enjoyed it. On a flight we have Poirot on the scene when a woman is found dead before the end of the flight. At first it appears that a wasp has stung her, but looking closer it appears someone has killed her with a dart. With a plane ...
In this installment of Dame Christie's fantastic mystery novels featuring private investigator Hercule Poirot, we find ourselves with M. Poirot on a flight across the English Channel where a murder occurs mid flight. Only problem is - nobody has seen anything, neither the passengers or the stewards....
Enjoyed the story as such, but at the end when the identity of the murderer is revealed to the reader by Poirot, I felt quite disappointed, since I believe there was no way I as a reader could have found it out myself with the given information. Usually, Christie does manage to give all clues to the...
If you have read any Agatha Christie, you know that at some point the famous "untraceable poison from the South American Indians" will pop up. This is something that a clueless character usually mentions in cases of unexplained deaths and which Poirot always derides. So when I realized that the deat...