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Muerte en las nubes (Hercule Poirot #12)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,382 Ratings  ·  708 Reviews
El avión-correo Prometheus despega del aeropuerto de Le Bourget en París, camino de Craydon, con 14 personas a bordo. Al llegar a su destino, una pasajera es encontrada muerta. La única señal de violencia es un pequeño pinchazo en el cuello. A sus pies se halla un dardo envenenado
Hardcover, Colección Agatha Christie, #8, 208 pages
Published October 2003 by Editorial Molino (first published March 10th 1935)
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Sean Kennedy
Not the best of Christie's mysteries, and some truly appalling casual racism that threw me out of the story as a modern reader. Blah blah context, I know, but the characters themselves were detestable. I quote this as an example as the two romantic protagonists get to know each other over dinner:


They liked dogs and disliked cats. They both hated oysters and loved smoked salmon. They liked Greta Garbo and disliked Katherine Hepburn. They didn't like fat women and admired really jet-black hair. T
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Melanie
Jan 22, 2015 Melanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This is the book that Agatha Christie wrote after she'd had her run-in with the Doctor, and it shows. I contend that Jean is the Doctor... Okay, that was my nerd moment. It's a fun read, as always, with a good solution. One nice thing about Agatha Christie is that she gives you all the clues. It isn't like she says, last minute, "And I knew you were the murderer because your fingerprints were on the gun!" If fingerprints are on the gun (which they never are, of course), you know as soon as the d ...more
Dina
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Back in the days when I was really into Agatha Christie, I decided I really only liked her Hercule Poirot mysteries. After reading this, I remember why. They have greater complexity (thanks to Poirot's little grey cells) and fewer boring society details than Christie's other mysteries. I really enjoyed reconnecting with M. Poirot in this story.
What's really cool is that I guessed who the murderer was right at the start, doggedly stood by my first guess, and I turned out to be right! That's neve
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J.S. Bailey
Every time Poirot travels anywhere, one of his fellow travelers/passengers is murdered. The man is a walking jinx, I tell you.
Kirsti
Jul 19, 2008 Kirsti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like puzzles
Shelves: fiction, mystery
Standard Christie. Includes delightful dialogue, such as: "What an extraordinarily rum little beggar."

I always learn some obscure English expression when I read a Christie novel. In this one, a character complains that one of her clients has "a voice like a corncrake." I found out that a corncrake is a drab little bird and that "the 'crex-crex' sound of the corncrake has been compared with two cheese-graters rubbed together, producing a sound so monotonous as to qualify the bird as the world's w
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Fiona
Vintage Poirot: starts with a closed set, continues with a range of disguises, ends with everyone in the library, post-script involves a wedding. These things are meant to be cliched and obvious by now, but I was still surprised.

It's been a rubbish couple of days. Agatha makes everything better.
Lina Mouloudj
deserves the 5 stars !!!

this one was such an excellent enjoyable mystery by my most favorite author ever, "Agatha Christie"

one of my very favorite things about Agatha Christie is that when she said anyone could be the murderer under the right circumstances, she MEAN IT !!

so Madame Giselle was found dead on her seat in the aeroplane, a mark on her neck made the passengers to think that a bee stung her which caused a heart attack then death, but Hercule Poirot found the real cause of the death wh
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Andrea
Oct 17, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A murder is committed on an airplane. It seems the number of suspects is set, and it is now up to the ever-present Poirot to measure his little grey cells against those of the clever perpetrator. A fun mystery novel, as usual, but I miss Hastings so much. When is he going to be back from Argentina?
Alayne
May 11, 2015 Alayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5

Estuvo bueno, pero siento como que el faltó algo, no sé.
Penélope
Okay, okay. I love Agatha's books. She is amazing, we know it. Every time I try to read one of her books I always try to think who is the murderer.

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I wasn't expecting to be this book amazing. The best book that I've read of her this year was Appointment with dead but it wasn't "fantastic". So when I read in the synopsis: Hercule Poirot + airplane + murder. WELL, WHAT CAN GO WRONG??

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I don't have words because this is one of her best books. I wasn't expecting TH
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Rob Kitchin
Oct 12, 2012 Rob Kitchin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Death in the Clouds is a classic locked room mystery - a murder is committed in a space occupied by thirteen people, yet no-one witnesses the crime and all of them could conceivably have a motive for the death. Christie excels at creating such puzzles and telling them in an engaging, often witty voice, that is all show and no tell. The secret is clever plotting that slowly reveals how various elements of the murder were committed and why, but which keep as many suspects in the frame as possible ...more
Holly
Nov 30, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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 no one can see this audacious murder being committed. Unfortunately for our killer, Hercule Poirot happens to be on board this flight from Paris to London!
The murder takes place during the serving of lunch and the victim is discovered to be a notorious blackmailer travelling under an assumed name. There is a melodramatic discove
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Eustacia Tan
Apr 11, 2013 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a while, I was scared that I read most of the Poirot series, but this book has given me hope that I still have many more left to read(: Death in the Clouds is particularly interesting for me because it involves air travel.

Unfortunately, poor M. Poirot suffers from air-sickness, which is why he was asleep when the murder of Mdm Giselle occurred. In fact, the murder weapon, a blowpipe, was found stuffed in his seat, which is why our dear detective was suspected by the jury! Thankfully, the cor
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João Filipe
Depois de ter lido os fantásticos antecessores romances policiais de Agatha, como "Morte no Nilo" e "Crime no Expresso no Oriente", seria muito difícil que "Morte nas Nuvens" conseguisse superar o elevado nível de qualidade a que já estava habituado, como tal baixei as minhas expectativas para que não fosse surpreendido pela negativa...

Como tal, noto dois aspectos, Agatha Christie surpreende o leitor de todas as maneiras possíveis, com um enredo carismático e surpreendente até ao último momento
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Nancy O'Toole
Jul 05, 2015 Nancy O'Toole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not hugely into mysteries, but every now and then I get in the mood for one. When I do, one of the first places I reach is Agatha Christie. This time I picked up Death in the Air which once again proves a sorry truth about detectives. They just can’t go anywhere without running into a murder. In this novel, world famous detective Hercule Poirot is traveling by airplane when one of the passengers is killed mid-flight by a poisoned dart. To make the situation even more bizarre, the murder weap ...more
Marcia
Feb 03, 2016 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my third Agatha Christie book that I've read and I really liked it. I always love reading her books because they are really easy to read and always intriguing. She did disappointed me!
Miss Marple
Jan 07, 2016 Miss Marple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, audio-books
This is not my favorite book of Agatha Christie but still it is wonderfully written.
I've read it few years ago and I re read it this year.
Tom
Feb 03, 2016 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Christie in years. While it is no Death on the Nile it was still a fun read. I don't know why I waited so long.
Louise
Jun 15, 2011 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Dr Who, fans of classic murder mystery authors
Shelves: favourites
I absolutely adored this book, the mystery was one that had rarely been a focal point in the other Poirot novels. The construction of the murder was unique and the clique at the end of the plot would get anyone.

Originally I was intruigued by the story line of this book after watching a Doctor Who Episode. (The Unicorn and the Wasp). The comparisons to each plot line are there and though there is no giant wasp like the one in Doctor Who the novel is truly a remarkable piece of literature as are a
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Tami (synchro from BL)
I had a few deja vus...

I pretty much guessed who might be the culprit after 50%.

Not because of real clues, more because of the structure and the characters.

Mrs Christie pulled one, that she had pulled before:

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So I hate to say it, but I discovered a pattern...
هدى ناصر
Oct 13, 2015 هدى ناصر rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alondra
Jan 23, 2016 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
4 Stars

Lots of twists and turns. I had suspicions, but I was a little off the mark and didn't see the whole picture.

How do you shoot a poisoned dart into someones neck on an Aeroplane, when no one saw it??? (this is not a spoiler).

This was a fun romp; and Hercule Poirot is again at his best. He was much more prominent in this story than the last.
Brandy
Oct 07, 2015 Brandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poirot. Locked room mystery. Japp. The recurring elements of Agatha Christie's books are enjoyable and reassuring even when a specific book falls short.

The plot and characters of Death in the Air read like Christie tore up copies of Murder on the Orient Express and Three Act Tragedy, tossed the pieces in a hat, and randomly picked out the new book. The closed set murder with a seemingly random group of travelers comes from Orient Express. The potential love triangle, particularly the central pa
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Swathi
Jan 18, 2016 Swathi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christie
Death in the Clouds is like a locked room mystery, where a murder happens in a flight(Promethus) and the suspects are its passengers. Hercule Poirot happens to be one among them :)

The puzzle appears to be simple but gradually, suspicion falls on every one travelling in the rear car in Promethus. The method of death is poisoning by a dart, which has poison in its needle. A blow pipe which is used for releasing the dart is found under the seat of Poirot.

Poirot solves the mystery not only to clear
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Girish
Oct 30, 2015 Girish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Closed room mysteries with limited suspects is a genre in itself and yet intelligent. In this book that closed room happens to be a flight and murder happens right under the nose of Poirot. A fast paced, ingenuous book that plays with the reader.

With a limited array of characters, the story is complex enough. With motives, methods and opportunity Poirot's investigation is carried out in a way each character, checks either of the boxes. And so you form theories and possibilities only for the aut
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Richa
Apr 21, 2015 Richa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Spinster
Feb 25, 2015 Spinster rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Reading Agatha Christie is the best possible activity for a sick day. It's entertaining but not too light and mindless, yet it doesn't require too much thinking or engrossment. You know the writing will be good and it will take your mind off more mundane things.

I adore Hercule Poirot but otherwise I don't expect much from Christie books character-wise. Which I suppose would be a bad thing, considering how hollow Christie's throwaway characters often are. They follow certain predetermined rules a
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Lorena
Dec 14, 2014 Lorena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, when I decided to start this novel I thought that it would a very boring expericence, but I was completely wrong. Although the action is simple, I couldn't help enjoying ,,Death in the Clouds". Since last year I had read a book with the detective Hercule Poirot by the great Agatha Christie, I was so excided to meet again with this character.>3

What's happens?
In a plane, during a flight, an old lady is kiled with an unusual object, in a unbelievable way...and the crazy part is that no pas
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Laura Verret
She was a hard woman, Madame Giselle. She was not a blackmailer. But she lent money to clients of high standing and then learnt their secrets so that, if necessary, she could force them to pay her the money they had lent. Yes, she was a hard woman. But she didn’t deserve to be murdered…

Yet she was murdered! And, even more fantastical, she was murdered on an airplane by what appears to be a poisoned dart! Murdered on the very plane in which Monsieur Hercule Poirot was also flying from Paris to En
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

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Hercule Poirot (1 - 10 of 42 books)
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  • The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)
  • Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)
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