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Death in the Clouds ❮Download❯ ➵ Death in the Clouds Author Agatha Christie – A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane From seat No, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers Over to his right sat A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane From seat No, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers Over to his right sat a pretty Death in PDF or young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite ahead, in seat No, sat a Countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit across the gangway in seat No, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive waspWhat Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.

10 thoughts on “Death in the Clouds

  1. Adrian Adrian says:

    AUDIOBOOK LISTENED TO IN 2020Firstly let s say it s a shame that this does not have a separate entry as it is the audiobook of the novel read by Hugh Fraser and its good My wife and I listened to this audiobook whilst decorating over the last few days and at 6 hours its a jolly good listen Hugh Fraser does have a penchant for narrating, and for the various voices he uses without it sounding too contrived.I would say the audiobook is a solid 5 stars as is the book itself.POIROT BUDDY READ FROM 2019Almost 5 but just fell short, not for any failing on Poirot s part, but just because for some reason, that maybe I need to think about, it just wasn t 5 see below as I have changed my views slightly Review to follow tomorrow, Monday.So here we are on Monday, and I m still thinking its about a 4.4 rounded down to 4 stars The story is an excellent one, with a uniquely limited cast of characters suspects I know in the past I have seen the David Suchet version of this, but I don t remember reading it at all, and I certainly didn t work out guess who was the perpetrator.Poirot weaves his marvellous magic, travelling to and from between France and England to dig out clues, discard red herrings and ultimately unmask the murderer As I said an excellent story that kept me enthralled, not just entertained, for 2 nights, hmm so why am I not giving it 5 stars I will have to ponder that oneAnd here we are almost a week later and I ve rounded up my marking as the I think about it, the I am convinced this is over 4.5 and therefore rounded up to 5 This rounding up has nothing to do with the flak I have received at only giving it 4 stars, honest In reality it is an excellent book, Ms Christie is as ever so wonderfully descriptive and so I have no hesitation in upping it to a 5 book.

  2. Sean Kennedy Sean Kennedy says:

    Not the best of Christie s mysteries, and some truly appalling casual racism that threw me out of the story as a modern reader Blah blah context, I know, but the characters themselves were detestable I quote this as an example as the two romantic protagonists get to know each other over dinner They liked dogs and disliked cats They both hated oysters and loved smoked salmon They liked Greta Garbo and disliked Katherine Hepburn They didn t like fat women and admired really jet black hair They disliked very red nails They disliked loud voices, noisy restaurants and negroes They preferred buses to tubes.These people are meant to be the heroes of the text It s bad enough to dislike cats and Katharine Hepburn That would strike these people off my list of friends anyway But to be so openly prejudiced against fat women and negroes Yeah, not really the protagonists I like.The whole bloody plane should have gone down in the ocean.

  3. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    A woman on a plane in the middle of a flight was killed by a poison dart Thus we have the settings where Agatha Christie always shines a limited number of suspects all of them with some hidden agenda Poirot to the rescue Speaking about the great detective he was on fateful flight Unfortunately due to his stomach not agreeing with flying or in the layman term his fear of flying he was asleep the whole time thus missing the moment when somebody used a blowpipe to send a dart toward the victim It is not just Poirot who missed it none of the passengers saw it happened you can imagine the probability of this This question along others like who had a motive for murdering the old woman, what a dead wasp has do do with anything, and countless others were for Poirot to answer, in the end He did, arranging a marriage along the way and forcing people whose marriage was toxic to finally the get a divorce Some points worth noticing The heroine of the story was taken wholesale from the Mystery of the Blue Train If you can see this connection it is possible to figure out the identity of the culprit finding other similarities with that book This heroine as well as her love interest were quite racist by modern standards but no so much in 1935 I was lucky I read a modern adaptation of the novel with racist remarks removed not to trigger modern sensitive people Agatha Christie used plenty of red herrings to hide a very simple solution to the mystery behind them I wonder how many people figured our whodunit before Poirot presented his explanation In the end this was a good mystery easily worth 4 stars.

  4. J.S. Bailey J.S. Bailey says:

    Every time Poirot travels anywhere, one of his fellow travelers passengers is murdered The man is a walking jinx, I tell you.

  5. Vikas Singh Vikas Singh says:

    Hercule Poirot at his best A gripping who dun it high in the air drama The only case where Jury actually convicts Poirot of murder before their opinion is not upheld.For a change we see Poirot moving around looking for clues rather than solving the case from the comforts of his chair Interesting read

  6. Katy Katy says:

    I have to keep reminding myself that Agatha Christie wrote this novel in 1935 She didn t grow up watching Murder She Wrote, or reruns of Matlock or any of the CSI programs She couldn t just Google how to get away with murder, or research rare artifacts, weapons, toxins and how to obtain them She didn t have PBS to watch all the National Geographic programs or any of those travelogues that take you around the world while sitting in your living room, and yet she managed to scribe interesting novels that take you on multicultural adventures with reams of international characters holding flaws and schemes and histories and secrets and she does it all in a concise and intriguing mystery, sprinkled with humour and drama.While this is only the second novel of hers that I have read they both have possessed the attributes described above This seemed to be an otherwise a regular whodunnit a dozen or so passengers on a plane and one dies an unnatural death.but the the prose and dialogue with which she tells it keeps you interested and guessing until the very end There is always that list of characters with those you eliminate quickly as suspects, only to find something turning up to implicate them later on There are of course the obvious suspects who seem to flit in and out of suspicion until the end Then there are all those wafflers, the ones who on one page are written off and brought back on the next as the prime suspect, only to be written off and brought back three times.And of course M Poirot is most charming and engaging, why he could sell you on any idea, and he does He has a rousing way of uncovering the facts.The story moves quickly and the characters develop along the way, the plot twists and turns, until the big reveal at the end and you reach the moment when the murderer is none other than. you ve got to kidding An enjoyable read Would readily recommend it and will read AC over time.

  7. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    Death in the Clouds is the twelfth book by Agatha Christie to feature perhaps our favourite retired detective, Monsieur Hercule Poirot His great friend and companion Captain Hastings is also in this novel, and along with a French policeman, Monsieur Fournier, they make an effective trio The novel was actually first published in the United States in March 1935, under the different title of Death in the Air Perhaps it was thought that this was evocative of the exciting new mode of travel, via the air However, it was a hasty decision, since there was already an American short story with the same name So a few months later in July, when it was published in the UK, the publishers Collins decided to stick with Agatha Christie s original title, and this is the one by which it is largely known nowadays.By now, readers of the time knew what to expect of the little Belgian detective, and neither they nor we would be disappointed with this story It is a variant on a country house closed room murder, the twist being that the murder takes place mid flight or in the clouds where all the suspects are present, in a confined space, with no chance to escape What s , it is a delight to find that yet again Poirot finds that he himself is the main suspect for the murder view spoiler After the inquest, even a jury decide this way, much to the consternation of the judge hide spoiler

  8. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Death in the Clouds formerly Death in the Air vast title improvement, Agatha A flight from Paris to Croydon Poirot on the flight, asleep for most of it A woman, Giselle, is murdered on the way What ensues is a closed set mystery, including a scorecard with a short list of suspects and a map for us to peruse, illustrating where all were seated Death, we learn at the Croydon inquest, was by Boomslang South African tree snake venom from the tip of a thorn found near the murder victim Cool murder weapon, eh And Boomslang Venom is a better title than Death in the Clouds, maybe, Agatha When the egg head shaped Belgian awakes, an African blowgun is found wedged into his seat Poirot suspect A wasp appears on the Harper Collins reprint cover So the wasp must be very important, too Interesting suspects include a gambling coke addict in 1935 , a detective novel writer and a dentist.In the last book, Christie has Poirot pontificate about the importance of observation We don t do enough of it, and surely, we have not observed what he has observed, to prove his point Observe harder, look closely, come on Mysteries teach us to pay attention So we set that goal.In this book, however, Poirot pulls that particular rug from under us and insists that observation is not what it is cracked up to be, as perception is often deeply flawed And besides, he says, it is often what we do NOT see that is key to a crime, and what didn t happen Stop messing with us, Agatha You keep making us look at one thing and then another Then nothing at all Is it possible we can t trust you Are you some misdirecting magician Yes.Detective writer and suspect Clancy hopes to write a novel based on the murder, with an ingenious solution But, alas, if you thought he would be useful in figuring out a murder mystery, he says when approached by Poirot for help he can only make up stories, he has no sense how to actually solve them This detective writer uses a character that loves bananas and bites his nails, which the writer laments has to happen in every book now that he put it in the first one He also laments that with a detective writer s stories unfortunately, it has to be a different thing every time Sound familiar, Agatha The challenge of originality in genre writing.This is a very solid book, not one of her best, or most original, but it s well done, overall Maybe 3.5, as I build a base of the range of her stuff, book after book.

  9. Susan Susan says:

    This is one of Agatha Christie s most enjoyable mysteries, with Poirot not only solving the murder but also enjoying success with his match making powers It is during a flight from Paris to Croydon that a murder takes place when moneylender and blackmailer Madame Giselle is found slumped in her seat, apparently killed by a poisoned blow dart The whole thing seems incredible and Poirot sets out to discover who the culprit is, while protecting the innocent There are some wonderful suspects here a crime writer, a cocaine addict and her favourite archeologists among them A side story has dentist Norman Gale teaming up with pretty hair assistant Jane Grey, who has used her winnings from a sweetstake to indulge a long wanted trip abroad and, in doing so, changes her life forever Christie never seems dated and Poirot is my favourite fictional detective of all time Wonderful storyline, characters and a deft hand make this an assured and well plotted mystery that is a joy to read.

  10. samantha (books-are-my-life20) samantha (books-are-my-life20) says:

    loved it How he never let the killer suspect the game was known till the end.

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