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Considered by many to be one of the very best Agatha Christie mysteries, this macabre tale has lost none of its crisp intrigue since it was first published in 1940. Using a plot formula that has since become a mystery standard, Christie conveniently gathers all the characters in one hard-to-leave location, in this case, the Jolly Roger, a vacation hotel on the southern coast of England. One of the guests, a gorgeous, dramatic flirt, is strangled to death, and the famous detective Hercule Poirot who happens to be vacationing at the Jolly Roger, too sets out to solve the case. Each of the well-developed characters is suspect, and listeners will constantly be changing their bets as to whodunit. British stage actor Suchet, who many know as the definitive Poirot from the Public Television Mystery! series was an obvious choice for the reader of this production, having won an Audie award for reading Christie's Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1997. Suchet gives an outstanding and highly entertaining performance, obviously taking great zeal in the task of fleshing out Christie's colorful lot of characters.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
A surprise conclusion of high voltage. You can't go wrong with this one. -- New York Herald Tribune
Christie springs her secret like a land mine. -- Times Literary Supplement
I love the way Hercule Poirot just hangs around sipping tisane, watching people and then loitering about, handy when they are murdered. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Richard Schwindt
I highly recommend the audio book read by David Suchet. You won't believe the voices that he can give these characters. It really makes the book come alive. He's a class act.Published on May 14 2004
This Hercule Poirot mystery is set on an island resort. In this exotic setting, the vacationers watch each other, and learn a bit about each other's history and personalities -... Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003 by Virginia Girl
Written in 1941 this is not Agatha Christie's best book, but it is right up there at the top. I highly recommend this as a book to take on your next beach vacation! Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by Lisa A. Riznikove
'Evil Under the Sun' is Agatha Christie's best work of art, and yes, it is a work of art. If you don't read any other of her novels, read this one. It is well worth your time. Read morePublished on July 14 2003
Evil Under the Sun is one of Christie's most enduring mysteries. It features Hercule Poirot and takes place on Smuggler's Island off the coast of Devon. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Lisa Bahrami
Evil Under The Sun was the first Agatha Christie book that I have read. I am not sure that I will read another one of her books or not. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002