Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie

Death in the Clouds

Hercule Poirot #12

Agatha Christie

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
mysterious slow-paced

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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, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp.

What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.

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summary of 366 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

mysterious 88%
adventurous 44%
lighthearted 33%
funny 22%
relaxing 11%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 50%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

No: 33% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

Average rating

3.61
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