Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

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Arlena Stuart, the famous actress, is enjoying—like our favorite Belgian detective Hercule Poirot—a summer holiday on Smugglers' Island, and will become a common enough sight, sunbathing on the hot sands. Then one azure morning her beautiful bronzed body is discovered in an isolated cove, in the shade. She is dead, strangled. And Poirot, as luckless as ever when he attempts some down-time, will learn in the course of his investigation that nearly all the guests of this exclusive resort have some connection to Arlena. But who had the capacity and the motive to kill her?


About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
Published October 3, 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 272 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Fiction

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As Hercule Poirot, Mr. Ustinov more or less presides - hostlike - over the revels that must be continually interrupted to get in plot points, and which prevent the movie from becoming the high comedy the cast could handle so effortlessly.

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Audio Reviews reflect PW's assessment of the audio adaptation of a book and should be quoted only in reference to the audio version.FictionEVIL UNDER THE SUN: A Hercule Poirot MysteryAgatha Christie, read by David Suchet.

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Presented pieces provides Poirot perfect pile of points to ponder… in other words, you should probably pick up every item you can find en route to discussing the case with characters and shifty suspects, then note their significance to the case.This game has some stealth aspects, such as staying ...

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Hercule Poirot is once again on the case in Agatha Christie's riveting mystery, Evil Under the Sun.

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In Evil Under the Sun Poirot is on holiday in Devon staying in a seaside hotel – a seaside mystery instead of a country house mystery!.

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