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Moarte printre nori

(Hercule Poirot #12)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  38,034 ratings  ·  1,990 reviews
A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane…

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
Paperback, 261 pages
Published 2014 by Editura Litera (first published March 10th 1935)
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Firstly let's say it's a shame that this does not have a separate entry as it is the audiobook of the novel read by Hugh Fraser and its good !!
My wife and I listened to this audiobook whilst decorating over the last few days and at 6 hours its a jolly good listen. Hugh Fraser does have a penchant for narrating, and for the various voices he uses without it sounding too contrived.
I would say the audiobook is a solid 5 stars as is the book itself.

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. Th
A woman on a plane in the middle of a flight was killed by a poison dart. Thus we have the settings where Agatha Christie always shines: a limited number of suspects all of them with some hidden agenda.
Poirot to the rescue!

Speaking about the great detective - he was on fateful flight. Unfortunately due to his stomach not agreeing with flying (or in the layman term: his fear of flying) he was asleep the whole time thus missing the moment when somebody used a blowpipe to send a dart toward the v
The year has mercifully reached its final quarter. My holidays are finally behind me and I can go back to the grind of everyday living for the next six months. Yet, the news is as bitter as ever, and, other than an occasional sports book, I have not opened anything nonfiction in months. In a year that is topsy turvy, I have craved escapism. Whether it’s revisiting childhood favorites or discovering new timeless stories, this year has been about rekindling my love of fiction reading. One thing ha ...more
Dave Schaafsma
Death in the Clouds (formerly Death in the Air) (vast title improvement, Agatha!?)

A flight from Paris to Croydon. Poirot on the flight, asleep for most of it. A woman, Giselle, is murdered on the way. What ensues is a closed set mystery, including a scorecard with a short list of suspects and a map for us to peruse, illustrating where all were seated. Death, we learn at the Croydon inquest, was by Boomslang (South African tree snake) venom from the tip of a thorn found near the murder victim (Co
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.
daph pink ♡


MAY 2019- book 10

(I don't review her books, never could because honestly I will be bias because I love her. )

For all who don't know , I am in love with Agatha Christie ever since I started reading her books( 5 years ago) and I planned to read a book of her each month so that I don't run out of her books !
Vikas Singh
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-book
Hercule Poirot at his best. A gripping who dun it high in the air drama. The only case where Jury actually convicts Poirot of murder before their opinion is not upheld.For a change we see Poirot moving around looking for clues rather than solving the case from the comforts of his chair. Interesting read
Bionic Jean
Death in the Clouds is the twelfth book by Agatha Christie to feature perhaps our favourite retired detective, Monsieur Hercule Poirot. His great friend and companion Captain Hastings is also in this novel, and along with a French policeman, Monsieur Fournier, they make an effective trio. The novel was actually first published in the United States in March 1935, under the different title of “Death in the Air”. Perhaps it was thought that this was more evocative of the exciting new mode of travel ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to keep reminding myself that Agatha Christie wrote this novel in 1935. She didn’t grow up watching Murder She Wrote, or reruns of Matlock or any of the CSI programs. She couldn’t just Google how to get away with murder, or research rare artifacts, weapons, toxins and how to obtain them. She didn’t have PBS to watch all the National Geographic programs or any of those travelogues that take you around the world while sitting in your living room, and yet she managed to scribe interesting no ...more
Death in the clouds is another too fantastic murder-mystery story by Agatha Christie. It is certainly imaginative, but a little far fetched in my view. But this was the conclusion that I reached in the end, so it didn't affect my overall enjoyment.

Poirot becomes both a witness and a suspect of a murder committed in an airplane flying from Paris to Croydon. It is interesting how many times the innocence presence of our little detective is entangled in with a crime scene. And what is worse? Our f
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Agatha Christie's most enjoyable mysteries, with Poirot not only solving the murder but also enjoying success with his match making powers. It is during a flight from Paris to Croydon that a murder takes place - when moneylender and blackmailer Madame Giselle is found slumped in her seat, apparently killed by a poisoned blow dart. The whole thing seems incredible and Poirot sets out to discover who the culprit is, while protecting the innocent. There are some wonderful suspects he ...more
Richard Derus
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: returned, borrowed
Real Rating: 3.5* of five

Not too bad. Not her best, not as bad as many later efforts. But this is one of the most bizarrely satisfying comeuppance crimes I've read from Dame Agatha's pen. I will have more to say but after a nice long sleep. Dratted Overdrive! It went down and, when it came back up, had lost my place in the book. *grumble* So I just finished it!

Before I was so rudely interrupted...the French police had just found Anne Morisot's body on the Boulogne boat what's next, M.
samantha  Bookworm-on-rainydays
loved it. How he never let the killer suspect the game was known till the end.
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
January 11, 2020 Update: Still a really solid story starring Hercule Poirot. Probably going to do a few more re-reads to get my brain to settle down.

Not too much to say about this one besides the fact I really enjoyed it.

On a flight we have Poirot on the scene when a woman is found dead before the end of the flight. At first it appears that a wasp has stung her, but looking closer it appears someone has killed her with a dart. With a plane of suspects it takes all of Poirot's little gray cells t
Not one of Agatha Christie's best novels but enjoyable nonetheless. The usual formula ... a murder and a small group of suspects. What makes this story unusual is the setting. During a flight from Paris to Croydon a passenger is found dead. Apparently the victim of a poison dart from a blowgun. No one saw anything. Not even Poirot who was sleeping. This is 1935 and there were only a few passengers in the section of the plane where the murder took place. But how could someone shoot a poison dart ...more
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first read it some years ago in my native language and now in English for a change.
After The Big Four in this case Hercule Poirot returns to his usual investigation of a murder that occurs while he is travelling by aeroplane but due to stomach disturbance he is asleep and has to interrogate the other passengers for clues.
The story is interesting with many suspects that had a good reason for murder and is fast paced!
Another well written murder mystery from Agatha Christie!
A fine mystery featuring Hercule Poirot and a confounding murder on a plane in plain sight of the passengers including Poirot. But more importantly, just know that this Kindle Unlimited edition has a fair number of irritating transposed passages & word usage errors (see my Kindle Notes for some examples). Choose another edition and save yourself the bother.
Tanja Berg
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tanja by: Mahlon
Shelves: murder-mystery
An absolutely delightful "whodunnit"! I had forgotten how much I enjoy Agatha Christie! She was the first author I read after I started to move away from horse books. I remember having been to the mall and bought some Miss Marple Mysteries, one of the classmates I hung out with mentioned "oh, so somebody actually reads this stuff?" Right. Agatha Christie being outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare! No, J.K Rowling isn't quite in this distinguished league yet, but I expect she will be.

In this
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Even in a very last moment I couldn't guess the murderer. ...more
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic murder-mystery story - with plenty of characters that could be guilty - an unusual murder weapon - just another great story by Agatha Christie

Ratings:- 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Thomas Strömquist
It's another good one featuring Hercule Poirot actually. In this one, the Belgian detective uses a bit even more controversial methods to solve the murder that took place right under his nose in the confinement of an airborne aircraft(!) I love the red herring that Agatha Christie planted in this one and that had me largely confused for much of the story. And I am a bit of a sucker for the romantic side of Poirot as well (as when he acts marriage counselor, not being romantic himself, of course) ...more
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
During my time making my way through all these Poirot novels, it is strange how often I’ve encountered that ones that don’t seem particularly interesting to me from the brief plot description on the back end up being some of the better books. This and Lord Edgware Dies are two excellent examples of that. I enjoy most of Christie’s novels in general, but this one is shockingly fun.

It is important to remember that though Christie wrote several, what we might call clichéd books, they were not so cl
Not my favorite Christie, but fun all the same.

Of note: Since I first added this book to my TBR in 2008 (thanks, Goodreads!), I have developed a rather bad fear of flying, so this book (in which one passenger is murdered by another) was like, one nightmare scenario on top of another for me. Add wasps (FUCKING WASPS USELESS DEVIL BUGS) in to the mix and why don’t you just kill me already.

This is a Poirot mystery, and a later one at that. I have tried in vain to read all the Poirot books in order,
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christie
In the early days of commercial aviation,Agatha Christie's Belgian detective,Hercule Poirot is onboard a flight from London to Paris.

It is a small aircraft,with twelve passengers on board.A female passenger is murdered in the seat,right behind Poirot.Poirot himself is now one of the suspects !

Was it a wasp that stung her,or was it a poisoned dart ? It's a good start,with a novel setting for its time.

But I won't rank it among my favourite Christie books.I found it rather dull and dry in subsequen
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun read! Intense and unexpected as always. The book is about a murder on a plane, eleven suspects including Hercule Poirot and lots of twists and turns. The characters were absolutely amazing and enjoyable. The telling of the investigation/crime was fascinating to read. Death in the Clouds is an excellent mystery/crime novel with a touch of romance, drama and a pinch of humor.
I love Agatha Christie books so much.
Roman Clodia
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This may not be one of Christie's slickest plots (it re-uses elements we've seen before) but it's one of the funniest: Christie has a lot of fun with Mr Clancy, her thriller writer, as well as with her murder where a woman is killed on board a plane with a blow-pipe and a mysterious poison...!

As ever, the clues are scrupulously placed in full view though I did have a head-scratching moment at the big reveal. Entertaining, clever, and with Poirot doing a lot of match-making!
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime
I couldn’t really engage with this one, not sure why. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood...
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The whole time I was reading this, I had a niggling suspicion about the person who turned out to be the murderer, in this elaborately and melodramatically staged murder on a plane. A plane on which the brilliant and not at all humble Hercule Poirot and his well-cared for moustaches were also travelling.
I liked Poirot’s smug little admission of the various marriages he helped happen as a result of his involvement in this case. Such a romantic the man is!
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