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Appointment with Death ➽ [Reading] ➿ Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was Appointment with eBook ✓ the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed herWith onlyhours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he d overheard back in Jerusalem You see, don t you, that she s got to be killed Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he d ever met.


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  1. Dita Dita says:

    This week I read Evil Under the Sun and getting back to my girl, Aggie, felt so much like a hug that I ran straight to Appointment with Death without passing Go, without collecting 200.00 Side Note It might be time to find a new board game for quarantine Just sayingAnyway, you can t avoid your destiny, or in this case your karmic retribution In Appointment with Death a woman so vile and abusive that I enthusiastically applauded her demise is bumped off in a spectacularly grotesque fashio This week I read Evil Under the Sun and getting back to my girl, Aggie, felt so much like a hug that I ran straight to Appointment with Death without passing Go, without collecting 200.00 Side Note It might be time to find a new board game for quarantine Just sayingAnyway, you can t avoid your destiny, or in this case your karmic retribution In Appointment with Death a woman so vile and abusive that I enthusiastically applauded her demise is bumped off in a spectacularly grotesque fashion Many, varied and justified are the suspects holy shit, did this lady deserve it, but Poirot is on the scene and the crime will be solved.One of the only times with a Christie that I guessed the who but the why was still served up Aggie style so 4 stars


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Appointment with Death Hercule Poirot 19 , Agatha Christie Appointment with Death is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie The novel opens as the family and the victim are introduced through the perspective of Sarah King and Dr Gerard, who discuss the behaviour of the family Mrs Boynton is sadistic and domineering, behaviours which she may have carried over from her original profession of prison warden Sarah is attracted to Raymond Boynton, while Jefferson Cope admits to wanting Appointment with Death Hercule Poirot 19 , Agatha Christie Appointment with Death is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie The novel opens as the family and the victim are introduced through the perspective of Sarah King and Dr Gerard, who discuss the behaviour of the family Mrs Boynton is sadistic and domineering, behaviours which she may have carried over from her original profession of prison warden Sarah is attracted to Raymond Boynton, while Jefferson Cope admits to wanting to take Nadine Boynton away from her husband, Lennox Boynton, and the influence of her mother in law Having been thwarted in her desire to free the young Boyntons, Sarah confronts Mrs Boynton whose apparent reply is a strange threat I ve never forgotten anything not an action, not a name, not a face When the party reaches Petra, Mrs Boynton uncharacteristically sends her family away from her for a period Later, she is found dead with a needle puncture in her wrist 2001 1372 474 1374 20 1380 259 1384 9647100507


  3. Adrian Adrian says:

    Review to follow tomorrow Ok, ok, it wasthan just a day till I got around to writing my review, mea culpa.After a year of reading all the Miss Marple books, this is now the 21st month of the Poirot Buddy read Challenge organised and led by Jessica, thank you and is still proving amazingly enjoyable and not at all repetitive, which just goes to show what a good writer Ms Christie was and how different in general are all of her books This was an interesting book, that yet again I didn Review to follow tomorrow Ok, ok, it wasthan just a day till I got around to writing my review, mea culpa.After a year of reading all the Miss Marple books, this is now the 21st month of the Poirot Buddy read Challenge organised and led by Jessica, thank you and is still proving amazingly enjoyable and not at all repetitive, which just goes to show what a good writer Ms Christie was and how different in general are all of her books This was an interesting book, that yet again I didn t remember reading This book finds Poirot on holiday in the Middle East when he is called upon by Colonel Carbury an acquaintance of Colonel Race, an old colleague of Poirots to investigate what the colonel calls an incident that isn t neat It is the death of the matriarch and tyrant Mrs Boynton, who rules the lives of her children with an iron fist Being such a nasty bitch I almost cheered when she was found dead But which of her downtrodden children did it, which one found the gumption to do the dirty deed All of them said they spoke to her, sat out in the open at the front of the cave where she was staying, on the afternoon she died, but half of them said it was after the doctor put her time of death, so what is going on Are they protecting each other or lying for some other reason.Enter Poirot who has all of 24hrs to sort the issue before it would be too late His little grey cells go into overdrive to solve the case through interviewing all the Boynton family and the other few tourists present at the time a Mr Cope, friend of the Boynton Lady Westholme, larger than life peer Dr Gerard, a famous psychologist Sarah King, newly qualified doctor and traveller and Miss Pierce, a meek and mild retired governess.Poirot arranges his normal denouement gathering at which he unmasks the murderer much to Colonel Carbury s relief.I did like the epilogue set 5 years later where Poirot reappears


  4. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Where Poirot goes crime usually a murder or several follows This time the guy was minding his own business traveling in the Middle East the region was relatively stable at that time when he overheard two siblings talking about the necessity of murdering their stepmother Poirot quickly forgot about the incident only to recall it in details when the woman in question died seemingly natural death Back to now dead American lady She used to work as a warden in a US jail She used her work e Where Poirot goes crime usually a murder or several follows This time the guy was minding his own business traveling in the Middle East the region was relatively stable at that time when he overheard two siblings talking about the necessity of murdering their stepmother Poirot quickly forgot about the incident only to recall it in details when the woman in question died seemingly natural death Back to now dead American lady She used to work as a warden in a US jail She used her work experience to bring up her kids with expected results Sufficient to say removing her from the picture as soon as possible was absolutely necessary because a little later in time and it would be too late for some of the children of her family Thus she was removed Poirot never approved any murder no matter how justified so he began his investigation This is one of the most difficult Poirot mystery in sense of following the detective reasoning for those that try to do it It would not be a big spoiler to say that every single person interrogated by Poirot was lying So this time Poirot had to build his case not on the truth, but on lies Worry not, he is Hercule Poirot who never with exactly one exception failed to bring the villain to justice I already mentioned complicated mystery Characters were excellent The victim was written in such a was that she came alive being scary Like thank God it is just a fiction book scary Her whole subdued family was fascinating and watching the events developing was very much like watching a train wreck in the progress Or watching a plane falling down from the sky My final rating is the usual Poirot mystery rating 4 stars Something prevented me from giving it an excellent mark Something I cannot even put my finger on Still it is a great book well worth reading and what Poirot book is not


  5. Simona Bartolotta Simona Bartolotta says:

    They have been in prison so long that, if the prison door stands open, they would no longer notice It was rather frustrating to have to waitthan 100 pages for the murder to happen, but oh, it was so worth it Poirot s final d nouement was particularly appreciated And I m so ridiculously glad they all had their view spoiler happily ever after hide spoiler , in the end.This time around, the queen of crime did not disappoint at all They have been in prison so long that, if the prison door stands open, they would no longer notice It was rather frustrating to have to waitthan 100 pages for the murder to happen, but oh, it was so worth it Poirot s final d nouement was particularly appreciated And I m so ridiculously glad they all had their view spoiler happily ever after hide spoiler , in the end.This time around, the queen of crime did not disappoint at all


  6. Luffy Luffy says:

    First book of the year and I don t have much to report, interpret, gauge, or infer This is the first time I ve read it in English Before that I read it when in my teens, in French The latter translation was superb The translator, Louis Postif, was a genius.Returning to this book, it does not lend itself very well to a reread The first time I was impressionable I wasn t impressed by Poirot this time around.There was no determining proof of guilt in this case Only the flimsiest trace of First book of the year and I don t have much to report, interpret, gauge, or infer This is the first time I ve read it in English Before that I read it when in my teens, in French The latter translation was superb The translator, Louis Postif, was a genius.Returning to this book, it does not lend itself very well to a reread The first time I was impressionable I wasn t impressed by Poirot this time around.There was no determining proof of guilt in this case Only the flimsiest trace of misdemeanor This happens to most clever mysteries The writer paints herself into a corner then is inconvenienced Despite the low score, it was a good experience reading an old favorite


  7. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Real Rating 3.25 of fiveI ll saylater, but whee dawggie did this rotten old bat s death fix the world LATEROne of Poirot s most arrogant cases, this one stems from a remark casually overheard by our snoopy sleuth You do see, don t you, that she s got to be killed spoken by American tourist Raymond Boynton to his sister Carol The she in the sentence is their stepmother, an evil, sadistic harpy, as we learn later Mrs Boynton is a foul person whose abusive behavior towards her s Real Rating 3.25 of fiveI ll saylater, but whee dawggie did this rotten old bat s death fix the world LATEROne of Poirot s most arrogant cases, this one stems from a remark casually overheard by our snoopy sleuth You do see, don t you, that she s got to be killed spoken by American tourist Raymond Boynton to his sister Carol The she in the sentence is their stepmother, an evil, sadistic harpy, as we learn later Mrs Boynton is a foul person whose abusive behavior towards her stepchildren is reminiscent of her premarital career as a prison warden Which is a whole other kettle of fish that, well, kudos to Dame Agatha for bringing it up no matter how tangentially But the vile old bitch dies on a side trip from their holiday base in Jerusalem, at that time in the British Empire s control While in a touring party, Mrs Boynton and company meet Lady Westholme, charming English willful woman who was once an M.P It is then, when La Westholme hoves into her view, that Mrs Boynton utters a cryptic and menacing line I never forget Remember that I ve never forgotten anything not an action, not a name, not a face The problem I have with this story is the cruelty of Mrs Boynton to her family, her stepchildren and her own daughter most inaptly named Ginevra, like any 1910s American mother would name her child such a foreign sounding thing Geneva, yes, but GINEVRA Ha , and the very, very dated psychology Christie lards into the tale via the French psychologist inexplicably on scene to explain why the Boynton woman has been able to keep control of these adults Not to say it s badly written, really, though I do get a little tired of Ma Christie s use of foreigner English It s just that it s aged poorly and there is so damned much of it.And Poirot s arrogance He decides, after the dead woman is brought from Petra to his holiday destination visit to Col Carbury, that by nothan interviewing the people in the holiday party he will solve the crime But Mrs Boynton wasn t, to all appearances, murderedshe just died of heart failure But no, Poirot s little grey cells must be let out to run Secrets must be revealed, The Truth must be discovered, and hang the consequences Which will, you know Poirot knows, be dire Dire they are More death this time really unnecessary and quite horrible in its reason , a hideous boil of a family lanced and drained of a lifetime s accumulation of rotten, stinking emotional and physical abuse Humiliation and misery for all What a marvelous story to set in the so called Holy Land, the source of millennia of misery, death, humiliation, and evil Can t fault Dame Ags for apt choices even if they aren t terribly subtle And no one s going to convince me that they weren t both deliberate and calculatedtoo much evidence in her ouevre of her dislike for religion.Agatha Christie s Poirot Appointment with DeathRating 3.5 of fiveCan t deal with child abuse, just can not I also don t much enjoy the steady Catholicking of Poirot that Suchet began about this time, especially since this book was so bitterly anti Catholic He makes such a smug little speech to camera at the end of the show about Almighty God and I was ready to urp.Nowabout what survivedthe awfulness of La Boynton, the identity and fate of the murderer, and several names The major problem for me was that the child abuse was so well filmed, although one never sees the acts one does hear them, like the camera is one of the children not being tortured It s effective.TOO effective I hated it.The motives for the murder remaining the same, well, almost the same don t bother me It s the nature of the beast in a murder mystery for the cracks to show But the vileness of the victim and the condign death she endures don t make for easier watching Families aren t safe, happy havens for all of us But this family, its unique and terrible pathology, are ripe for fictional exploration I don t think the screenplay does violence to the spirit of Nemesis that animates the book, that vengeful and dreadful goddess of retribution for the crime of hubris In our secular age, that crime is no longer against the gods but against the Norm, the Way Things Should Be, ma at Lady Boynton, as she is in the show, has committed modern hubris on every conceivable subject Her family s fate, her actions in the financial markets, her husband s bizarre search for the head of John the Baptist Ah yes, that freshly invented husband Played by the delight that is Tim Curry, he is a bluff n hearty old sod, obsessed with his Grail quest to the exclusion of all other considerationsson, stepchildren, anything except the cash cow of Lady Boynton and his digs for the damned white whale of a skull It s a great pity that, after delivering a blistering character assessment of Poirot s need to furtle in the family linen drawers, he essentially vanishes when his quest proves hollow In the book, the same idea was served directly to Poirot by a now disappeared character The substance is the same can t you just leave it She was evil, she s dead, let the living enjoy their lives at last Characters are invented, disappeared, renamed, repurposed standard stuff, really, but the storydreadful harpy rules all about her with great cruelty, gets come uppanceremains I rate it slightly higher than its book source material because it is very beautiful to look at And Tim Curry, stout though he d become by then, is still great fun to watch as he not so much chews but demolishes the scenery in his irrepressible aliveness.I don t particularly recommend the story to you in either version Child abuse is a crime, and now is punished as one This is a societal change I approve of most heartily


  8. Jaya Jaya says:

    Re read on October 2016I stand by my rating 10 StarsThis is perhaps one of my most favourite Christie s No matter how many times I read it last count was 8 , this story does not get old, all those descriptions and sequences retain their power to thrill me even when I read it today I simply love this book and the mystery of it.This has nothing to do with anything Jerusalem, archaeology, historical artifacts Nope Absolutely not.


  9. carol. carol. says:

    Feels like Dame Agatha was experimenting with new techniques, namely, how long will the readers wait before letting Hercule come in and solve the story And of course, a little like Murder on the Orient Express, it s a murder that no one really wants solved Yet, enter he does, and solves the crime using the techniques of the mind although he admits he lacks proof Come to think of it, I don t think he referred to the little grey cells, alas While not her best, I nonetheless enjoy the Egypti Feels like Dame Agatha was experimenting with new techniques, namely, how long will the readers wait before letting Hercule come in and solve the story And of course, a little like Murder on the Orient Express, it s a murder that no one really wants solved Yet, enter he does, and solves the crime using the techniques of the mind although he admits he lacks proof Come to think of it, I don t think he referred to the little grey cells, alas While not her best, I nonetheless enjoy the Egyptian setting, the awful dynamics of a very dysfunctional family, and her twist She blends some love at first sight romance here as well, which is perhaps a little eye rolling


  10. Vikas Singh Vikas Singh says:

    This is almost like a tourist brochure for Israel and Petra The plot has a great sinister beginning and in true Christie fashion there are many with motive for murder In his typical fashion Poirot goes after the psychology of the murderer However the end is quite dampening and disappointing Average read.


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