Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series)

by Agatha Christie

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Even famous detectives need their down time, and the vainglorious Hercule Poirot is spending his at a seaside resort hotel known for its good food, sports, and congenial guests. Of course, Poirot is quickly drafted when tragedy strikes the Jolly Roger. Arlene Stuart Marshall is known for her flirtatious ways, openly cavorting with Patrick Redfern while her husband, Captain Marshall, and Patrick's wife watch helplessly. When Arlene is found floating face down in a nearby cove, her husband is immediately suspected. But Poirot has his doubts. The fastidious sleuth digs deeper into the case and discovers much more going on at the Jolly Roger — drug smuggling, religious mania, mysterious love letters, unsolved previous murders, and even voodoo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785799016
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 11/28/1991
Series: Hercule Poirot Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.46(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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


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. 34 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!!
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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