Audiobook Section > Agatha Christie Full Reviews > Agatha Christie - Death in the Clouds - Full Review
ADVERTISEMENT
Agatha Christie - Death in the Clouds - Full Review
( 3 )

Death in the Clouds

by Agatha Christie

Published by HarperCollins
Read by Hugh Fraser
Unabridged CD Edition

Death in the Clouds has one of the most novel murder weapons to be found in any Christie murder mystery - a blow-pipe thorn tipped with snake venom. As suggested by the title, the setting is also unusual – a cross channel flight.

The story evokes the atmosphere of a bygone era when flying would have been an experience for the relatively well-off, and in this novel, a number of the passengers are returning from a pocket-emptying stint in a French casino. Let money then be the motive for the murder.

The victim in this story is in fact a money lender with a means of pressurizing clients into paying that must surely be the envy of one or two bailiffs. One or two unscrupulous bailiffs that is.

The death on a small plane by a poisoned thorn shot from a blow pipe seems to limit the number of suspects to passengers and crew, but that’s not all. One of the passengers is the great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot who surely cannot be the murderer. Surely not. Not even if the evidence points to him.

But further still there are two-lovers-to-be on the plane and soon they are to assist in the investigation. An investigation that will flow smoothly between London addresses, an English country estate and Paris.

What seems at first a deceptively simple mystery turns out to have as many twists as a yard of rope and a criminal far more devious, cunning and capable than can at first be imagined.

And yes, fasten your seat-belts as the closing chapters arrive. For either the investigator or the investigated will be in for a surprise bump landing.

A very enjoyable read with a superb plot, and read excellently by the talented Hugh Fraser.


Litrev rating 4 / 5



 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

JoomlaWatch Stats 1.2.9 by Matej Koval

Agatha Christie - Sad Cypress

Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie Opening with a ...

continues...

Ian Fleming - James Bond - Moonraker

Moonraker by Ian Fleming UPDAT...

continues...

Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier A novel about jea...

continues...

Agatha Christie - At Bertram's Hotel - Full Review

At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie After a promis...

continues...

JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling If it hurts again go straight to Dumbledore. They're saying t...

continues...

Graham Greene - The Third Man

The Third Man by Graham Greene A haunting nov...

continues...

Agatha Christie's Audiobook - And Then There Were

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Like several other Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were None opens with a nursery rhyme - in this ca...

continues...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Full Re

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling Read brilliantly by Stephen Fry, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of those books that demon...

continues...

Agatha Christie - Sad Cypress - Full Review

Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie HarperCollins ...

continues...

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie I think that I...

continues...

More in: Recommeded Audiobooks

ADVERTISEMENT

Agatha Christie - Sad Cypress

Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie O...

continues...

JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of F

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling If it hurts agai...

continues...

Agatha Christie - Sad Cypress - Full Review

Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie H...

continues...

Ian Fleming - James Bond - Moonraker

Moonraker by Ian Fleming ...

continues...

Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier A n...

continues...

Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie ...

continues...

More in: Recommeded Audiobooks

Agatha Christie Reviews

A Pocket Full of Rye

A Pocket Full of Ryeby Agatha Christie   What can it mean when a man who is poisoned is found to have rye in his pocket?The s...

continues...

Agatha Christie - Death Comes as the End

You do not understand Renisenb. There...

continues...

Agatha Christie - The Mirror Crack'd from Sid

The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side ...

continues...

Agatha Christie - Dumb Witness

 Dumb Witnessby Agatha Christie Woman's best friend    Hercule Poirot receives a letter from a Miss Arundel which leaves him perplexed.   The letter is from a woman w...

continues...

Agatha Christie - The Mystery of the Spanish

The Mystery of the Spanish Chest by Agatha Christie A...

continues...

Agatha Christie - Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood ...

continues...

The Labours of Hercules

The Labours of Herculesby Agatha Christie Poirot Investigates A collection of short stories.   Poirot sets himself a challenge before he retires - to solve 12 c...

continues...

Mysterious Affair at Styles

Mysterious Affair at Stylesby Agatha Christie The first Agatha Christie Novel and one of the best.   Mysterious Affair at Styles introduces Poirot - a retired Belgian detective i...

continues...

Agatha Christie's Audiobook - And Then There

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Like several other Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were Non...

continues...

More in: Agatha Christie Audio Books