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Zło, które żyje pod słońcem (Hercule Poirot #24)

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Gdy piękna Arlena Marshall pojawia się na plaży, wielebny Stephan Lane staje się niezwykle zaniepokojony i podniecony. Wyczuwa obecność ucieleśnionego zła... Czy jej śmierć jest aktem sprawiedliwości Niebios, czy wynikiem zaklęć magicznych i praktyk rodem ze średniowiecza? Tę zagadkę musi rozwiązać słynny detektyw, Herkules Poirot.
Paperback, 237 pages
Published 1993 by Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie (first published June 1941)
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James
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hercule Poirot is just fun! Agatha Christie is clever and intriguing. I've been fascinated by her stories since I was a teenager. Evil Under the Sun is a great story - not quite her best, but certainly in the top 10. After reading the book, I watched the movie adaption given some of the actors playing the roles. You should read and then watch, too... who doesn't love to compare!

This story is good - lots of little twists and turns. You are aboard a ship, so the actual setting is somewhat containe
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Simona Bartolotta
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, 1900, in-italian
"One arranges very methodically the pieces of the puzzle -one sorts the colours- and then perhaps a piece of one colour that should fit in with -say, the fur rug, fits in instead in a black cat's tail."

Yes! This is my Poirot, the one and only. I am so happy could cry.

Certainly the best crime novel I've read in a long while. Genius, this is simple genius. I adored the solution to pieces- utterly brilliant. Something -I can't put my finger on what exactly- in the carrying out of the investigation
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
All Agatha Christie readers by now know that Hercule Poirot can't go on vacation without a murder popping up. This time the detective has retreated to a mini island thing (sort-of) with history, and he finds himself trying to solve the crime of a woman who uses her charms to lure in men. Or does she?

I like how he twisted a misconception of woman who lure and trick men into something else at the end. Never guessed the guilty culprit, which is a pleasant surprise for a mystery. The author tends to
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mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You are at a posh seaside resort and you are in love with a hot-bodied bitch, and even worse, she is not your wife. You are surrounded by the idle rich and the grasping poor. Matters do not improve once an insufferable little Frenchman, or some such European, insists on butting into your affairs. You already have to deal with your clingy wife, the gorgeous woman you are obsessed with, rumors of murder, the hot hot sun and the illusions that can arise in that heat... and
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Nandakishore Varma
This was the second Agatha Christie mystery I read, immediately after The Mysterious Affair at Styles. A beautiful femme fatale murdered on the beach at a resort. It simply blew me away.

Of course, many of the common shortcomings of Christie I have noticed later (as I grew older and became more critical) are present in this novel: the excessive reliance on coincidence, too many red herrings, the author's need to pair off couples - but so are her strengths; deft characterisation, sparkling dialogu
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David Schaafsma
“Nowadays, no one believes in evil. It is considered, at most, a mere negation of good. Evil, people say, is done by those who know no better - who are undeveloped - who are to be pitied rather than blamed. But, M. Poirot, evil is real! It is a fact! I believe in Evil as I believe in Good. It exists! It is powerful! It walks the earth!' He stopped. His breath was coming fast. He wiped his forehead with his handkerchief and looked suddenly apologetic. I'm sorry. I got carried away.” --Rev. Lane

Po
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Nikoleta
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, classics
Αυτή η ιστορία δεν μου άρεσε τόσο όσο άλλες με ήρωα τον Ηρακλή Πουαρό, που τυγχάνει να είναι κ πολύ αγαπημένος μου. Και αυτό γιατί δεν με τράβηξε ιδιαίτερα η ιστορία. Η πλοκή είναι λίγο ως πολύ μπερδεμένη. Δεν σου δίνεται η δυνατότητα να παρακολουθήσεις τα στοιχεία και να παίξεις όπως σε άλλες ιστορίες της Κρίστι (κάτι που λατρεύω να κάνω), τα χαρτιά κρατιούνται κλειστά και απλώς στο τέλος ξεφουρνίζεται η λύση. Κατά την διάρκεια της λύσης δεν έμεινα έκπληκτη, όπως μου συμβαίνει πάντα, γιατί ούτω ...more
Mansuriah Hassan
Evil Under the Sun takes place at a secluded seaside resort in England. Agatha Christie assembles a group of people on holiday, has one of them murdered, and provides the rest with the opportunity and motive to have committed the crime. Coincidentally, our favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot is hoping for a relaxing vacation at the beach but unfortunately he does not get one as he is called upon to solve the case using little more than his famous little grey cells :)

The young and seduct
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Jason Koivu
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does a body turn up every time you go to the beach? Do your fellow oceanside resort residents murder one another on a regular basis whenever you vacation on the coast? Then you might be a detective in an Agatha Christie novel.

Evil Under the Sun finds our favorite little Belgian sleuth amongst Summer holidayers, a small sampling of flirtatious women, jealous wives, inattentive husbands and an angsty teen. There are hints of smuggling, drugs and black magic. Will you discover what's going on befor
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☙ percy ❧
i thought this was going to be 4 stars but then the murderer was revealed and hoooolllyyyy shit Christie literally never fails to amaze me

also, i've read five books by her so far and each of them has a relatively large cast of characters and yet each character is so distinct and developed and unlike any of the characters in her other books??? how tf does she do that??? Christie is not only the Queen of Crime but the Queen of Characterisation and i am so impressed
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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.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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Hercule Poirot (1 - 10 of 40 books)
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
  • The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2)
  • Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, #3)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4)
  • The Big Four (Hercule Poirot, #5)
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot #6)
  • Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot, #7)
  • Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8)
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“To count - really and truly to count - a woman must have goodness or brains.” 34 likes
“Nowadays, no one believes in evil. It is considered, at most, a mere negation of good. Evil, people say, is done by those who know no better - who are undeveloped - who are to be pitied rather than blamed. But, M. Poirot, evil is real! It is a fact! I believe in Evil as I believe in Good. It exists! It is powerful! It walks the earth!' He stopped. His breath was coming fast. He wiped his forehead with his handkerchief and looked suddenly apologetic. 'I'm sorry. I got carried away.” 16 likes
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