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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
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Jun 05, 2011

really liked it

Another great Poirot mystery. This one concerns an American family, the Boyntons, whose tyrannical mother dominates every aspect of their lives. While traveling in the middle east, Mrs. Boynton is found dead, and it is unclear whether or not foul play is involved. Of course, M. Poirot just happens to be in the area, and he is brought in for his expertise.

I enjoyed this one immensely, although I'd rank it somewhere below Murder on the Orient Express because Poirot doesn't really play any part in the first 100 pages of the novel. I guess that's a minor complaint, since it's still an extremely engaging story, but Poirot owns and I'd like to see more of him.

Of course I won't comment on the solution to the mystery, other than to say that I definitely wasn't able to figure it out. It's nice however that even a seemingly far-fetched solution does make perfect sense in the context of the novel.
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