Death in the Clouds

Death in the Clouds

Book - 1984
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High-flying mystery and suspense via Christie and Poirot!
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 1984.
Edition: Berkley edition
Copyright Date: ©1962
ISBN: 9780425099148
Characteristics: 230 pages :,illustration ;,18 cm.
Alternative Title: Death in the air.


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Sep 15, 2020

This is the tenth full length Hercule Poirot novel first published in 1935. The murder occurred on a flight where Hercule Poirot was a passenger. The list of suspects are introduced to the reader early on. Imagine, all the suspects are known. And the seating plan on the plane was provided as well. Poirot even gave us a clue or two on what was important for solving the case. Of course nothing is that straight-forward or simple. A wonderful mystery that moves along at a very good pace and leaves the reader guessing all the way through.

Jan 23, 2020

Agatha Christie's "Death in the Clouds", is an invigorating breath of fresh air that hooks you immediately with its excellent murder mystery flight drama that will have you booking a one way ticket to see through a captivating journey to the end of the book. This entry in the Poirot series is elevated by introducing a new setting in that of an intense, claustrophobic, and clue filled environment aboard a doomed flight across Europe. We are quickly introduced to a slew of new characters and intriguing plot points that will only keep you guessing and the pages continuously turning. There is a ton of self aware humor to be found here as Christie pokes fun at herself in some of the most on the nose possible ways in this book. You can tell that she really had a lot of fun writing in characters that parody herself and her work in this entry. The humor really helps to solidify the realness of the characters and their memorability for the reader as well. I really enjoyed the setting and feel of this entry as its comparable to the murder mystery's which have taken place on trains in the Poirot series before it. The well paced story, the fantastic humor, the memorable characters, and the inventive murder method make this a flight that is not to be missed.

EuSei Sep 22, 2014

It always amazes how Mrs. Christie (she was married!) was able to concoct so many crimes in her mind. Another very good book, with a surprising, yet, quite simple ending. Highly recommend.

Indigo_Cobra_8 Aug 11, 2013

I'm pleased to say that I'm getting the hang of guessing who Ms. Christie ends up choosing for the murderer! :D Of course, the motive and process of the murder are always beyond my intellectual skill, and best left for our favorite mustached detective, Hercule Poirot. <3 The plot of this book was a bit similar to "The Mystery of the Blue Train", but still had its own twists and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

theorbys Aug 04, 2013

I started reading the Poirot books because I like the David Suchet TV sereis, which made into a Poirot fan. I am still at the beginning of them all, but of the ones I have read, I particularly enjoyed this.

Aug 17, 2012

Not one of great Poirot novels, it is still a lot of fun and worth a read.

Dec 10, 2009

Originally published as "Death in the Sky".
I haven't met a book by this author that I haven't enjoyed.

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