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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
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Oct 15, 2011

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Appointment with Death
Agatha Christie
320 pages

Appointment with Death is about the death of a mean and hated woman named Mrs. Boynton. This book gets the reader suspicious in the beginning of the book by starting with the line "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Because the murder weapon is a syringe with digitoxin, a poison that attacks the heart, there are many possible suspects to eliminate in the beginning of the story. This line sets up the plot of the book where the detective Hercule Poirot solves the murder using his interrogation strategies and his method of setting a time line where he writes down where everyone was before, during and after Mrs. Boynton was killed.
I enjoyed reading this book because like Christie's other novels, she makes the murderer the least expected character commit the murder. Agatha Christie's writing style in her mystery books always makes the mystery more confusing because the suspects that we think would be the murderer is always eliminated. This book kept me interested throughout because of the different answers that people give when Hercule Poirot interrogates them. When the reader tries to put together the evidence, it is very difficult to find the correct murderer because Christie likes to reveal past information on the killer at the end of the book. This book is definitely a good read because it is easy to follow.
I would recommend this book to mystery book fans because Agatha Christie writes great mystery book.s Most of her books are about murder, but the murder is only briefly described and the book is mainly about the investigation. This mystery book is as fun book to read when there is nothing else to read.

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