Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Evil Under the Sun

Hercule Poirot #24

Agatha Christie

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
dark mysterious fast-paced

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Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, Evil Under the Sun is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.

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mysterious 100%
dark 50%
tense 50%
adventurous 16%
lighthearted 16%


fast 66%
medium 33%

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