Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot Series)

Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie

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Overview

High-flying mystery and suspense via Christie and Poirot!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007451609
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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“As a crime writer I quickly realized that I’d already learned a great deal from Agatha Christie, and even after four decades in the game, I feel I’m still learning.”

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Death in the Clouds 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Death in the Clouds is by far one of my favoritest (I adknowledge the poor grammar) of Agatha Christie's books. I guessed who did it fairly quickly, but I still think it was something worth reading, despite the fact it had little to do with wasps (abnormally large or otherwise), which was much to my dismay. It's a great book. Read it! Also, if you enjoy Agatha Christie's books, you might find the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and The Wasp" kind of interesting, because they go about mentioning every single (well, almost every title--but it's amazing how many they can squeeze into the dialouge) Agatha Christie book, which may be mildly amusing for a few of you...I don't know. Maybe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has kept me interested all the way to the end. Loved it, certainly one of the best mysteries I have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was completely surprised by the ending of this book. One of Christie's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Christie and Doctor Who! THERE'S A FLIPPING VESPIFORM ON THE COVER YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enthralling plot twists and brilliant inquiry by Hercule Poirot leaves you with a result not even a psychic could predict.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! A must read, Agatha Christie truly is the queen of crime!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it very much. Agatha Christie was a genius at developing crime stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read the book and at the end of it you will learn what i mean by being 'unconvenitonal'. But for that the reader must have read her other books too. One more thing i liked about the book was it doesnt have the suspects held up in the flight for hours as was the case in Murder on the orient express. Here they have been allowed to roam freely by the great writer. A very very deceptive ending but satisfying nevertheless. An unusual finale but a relieving one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fresh change from the other Agatha novels. In the air is double the fun!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this yet but I thought of doctor who to because of the wasp on the cover, "the unicorn and the wasp" is one of my favorite episodes with donna noble. I was somewhat disappointed to find out that it doesn't have much to do with giant wasps, i'm still planning to read it.
Anonymous 27 days ago
the best of Poirot...always an adventure and great writer.
mmansilla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great and clever mystery with a colorful story and detailed characters...especially Mr.poirit
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A passenger is murdered on a flight from Paris to London. Unfortunately for the murderer, Hercule Poirot is also a passenger on the flight. Both French and British authorities are involved with the investigation, but neither are a match for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot.Agatha Christie must have had fun writing this one, as the passengers include a mystery novelist and a pair of archaeologists. (Christie's second husband was an archaeologist.) If you haven't yet read any of Christie's novels, this would be a great place to start!
cozy-reader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since 2008 I have been trying to make my way through all the Agatha Christie mysteries. After spending several years reading here and there I am now trying to read the missing ones in order. The next one on my list was DEATH IN THE CLOUDS.DEATH IN THE CLOUDS sees the infamous Hercule Poirot spending a plane ride, with passengers unknown, and witnesses a murder. As he goes about using his "little grey cells" and collecting clues, he tries to figure out just who killed the poor woman.For me, there is no greater crime writer than Agatha Christie. All of her mysteries keep me glued to every page. I'm always wanting to read "just one more page!" DEATH IN THE CLOUDS is no exception to this. I was completely glued to the story, as Hercule Poirot, with the assistance of Inspector Japp and another passenger, Jane Grey, tried to find out the answer to this crime.I have a love/hate relationship with Hercules Poirot. I do favour Miss Marple, and find that sometimes Poirot's ego gets the better of him. However, DEATH IN THE CLOUDS might be the exception to that. Poirot's ego didn't hardly make much of an appearance, and it was all in all a reading experience, alongside Poirot. For fan's of Poirot, there is were definitely many Poirot-ism's, but without the ultra ego trip he usually plays.I highly recommend DEATH IN THE CLOUDS to mystery/crime fans. It will definitely keep you guessing to the last page. Even though I did guess the murderer close to the end, I was hanging onto the very last sentence to see how it all intertwined together. As I said no-one writes a complex, interesting mystery like Agatha Christie does.
riverwillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is classic Christie - a murder in an enclosed space with a limited number of suspects. Poirot tracks down the murderer, of course, ably assisted by two suspects in the murder who can't have done it - or could they? Fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christie reigns supreme! As always, the story is intelligent, tightly plotted, and well-paced. Plus, you can't help but have an innocent little crush on Poirot!
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Cerimonys done here
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i could not believe how quickly i have read this book !! good read... highly recommended!!
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