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From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No. 13, sat a countess with a poorly concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No. 8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No. 2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
Agatha Christie was perhaps a little too clever in creating the premise for Death in the Clouds. A woman is killed in a plane with eleven other passengers and stewards around her... Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Ricky Hunter
A murder on an aircraft? Right, and within just a few feet of detective Hercule Poirot! I haven't read many books by Christie, but I knew this was going to be a good one... Read morePublished on April 4 2004
Aggie starts off the story with a bang (a memorable, highly charged murder location) then sort of finishes it off with some rather silly, almost implausible resolutions to back it... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by JR
Ah, fooled again. This is a classic Christie novel, very entertaining. A murder is commited on an air plane, right under Poirot's nose! Read morePublished on July 21 2002 by "parrotlegs90"
As a fan of Christie, I have already begun to make deductions on how the Ms Giselle, passenger occupying a seat in the last row on a plane, could have been killed by a poisoned... Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002 by snowy
This book (also published as "Death in the Air") is vintage Christie because of the way she has a murder committed in a roomful (in this case planeful) of people and yet... Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2001 by Antoinette Klein
Quality work by the Lady Dame yet again. This may be the best first chapter I have ever read in any genre. And believe it or not it only gets better from there. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2001 by Jeffrey R. Bednar
This is amazing work by Christie. The first chapter just takes off and it never slows down until the classic Poirot conclusion.Published on Aug. 23 2001 by Jeffrey R. Bednar