Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to audio.The classic Evil under the Sun, one of the most famous of Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather shocking secrets into the light.The setting is the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504763172
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.

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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“Hercule Poirot will live on forever because, like Chaplin’s Little Tramp (that other immortal in moustache and bowler hat) he has the ability to solve the problems of the world.”

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Evil Under the Sun 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow... what a story! Just finished it this afternoon and I'm still amazed at the extensive ideas and plots Christie invents and writes. After every book of Agatha Christie's I'm 'wowed', but this one is wonderful. A must-read that keeps you on your toes and guessing until the end. You think you're right-but alas!-in the end the murderer(s) is as unexpectable as your best friend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping to the end!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is full of excellent twists and turns. I don't think you be able to guess this amazingly clever murder plot. You will be guessing from page one to the last page. Don't get caught without this incredible Hercule Poirot murder mystery story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! There were a lot of suspects to choose from and all of them seemed so innocent. Either of them could have done it. When I found out who the murderer was I was very shocked! This is a great book and really read this one!!
Anonymous 19 days ago
Poirot character never disappoints
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's hard to review classic authors such as Christie. To me, she's a master of creating suspicion and changing your mind, only to create suspicion again. I really enjoy these.
lwatson1120 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first Agatha Christie book, and I was very pleased with it. The book had so many plot twist and turns. It was hard to put down. It would be a great beach read! I will definitely read some more books by this author. Mrs. Christie does a great job of playing at each one of her characters¿ personalities, and had a great way of throwing suspicion at everyone without knowing until the end how and who did it. Highly recommended!
BookPurring on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hercule Poirot is on vacation, but of course there's evil everywhere under the sun. As all of Agatha's work, it will keep you suspecting who the murderer is, and second guessing everyone until Poirot reveals the truth. There is no "twist" but the mechanics of the murder that set up the story are different than in other of Agatha's novels which was very fun to read.If you enjoy Christies's mysteries, you will enjoy this one for sure.
lahochstetler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hard to believe, with all the books I read, that I've never read an Agatha Christie before, but indeed, I have not. This was my first, and I can certainly see why Christie is the world's most-published novelist. If there's one thing Christie can do, it's tell a good story. And that's precisely what she does in Evil under the Sun. I can see why readers find Christie's work compelling; she draws her readers in quickly, with a large cast of thickly-described characters and a vivid sense of surroundings. Evil under the Sun brings us to a seaside resort, where a group of holiday-makers, including Christie's famous Inspector Poirot, find themselves attempting to deal with a broad range of personalities. Likely the most abrasive of all is the beautiful and capricious socialite Arlena Marshall. When she turns up dead in a remote part of the beach, it becomes Poirot's calling to determine her murderer. The resort's island location makes it unlikely that anyone outside the hotel could be responsible. Thus, Poirot must discover the murderer in his midst. Everyone, it seems, had a motive. Yet everyone too had an alibi. The answer turns out to be far more complicated than anyone had anticipated. Christie's gift is clearly to tell a gripping story. While there are no great lessons on morality or statements on the human condition within this it is certainly entertaining, enjoyable, and just a bit scary.
AlexTheHunn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fine piece of Christie's writing. The mystery unfolds in standard style with every person involved seeming to be a possible murderer except of course the one who actually did it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my somewhat careful cogitation of the presented facts of the case, I would just like to say......... Aw Hell I was 10 miles off on a 1 mile island ! Missed it in just about every piece of evidence. Agatha Christie was/is/ and always will be the apex of crime writers.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Brilliant story. A must read.
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I absouloutly LOVED this book. It was full of suspense and wonder. The outcome is not what you think. After reading this, I found out that I love murder mysteries!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Staggering summer read, truely loved it.
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