Death in the Clouds

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Death in the Clouds

By Agatha Christie

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073747, 253pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011


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.

Praise For Death in the Clouds

“As a crime writer I quickly realized that I’d already learned a great deal from Agatha Christie, and even after four decades in the game, I feel I’m still learning.”
-Reginald Hill, author of the Dalziel and Pascoe mysteries

“It will be a very acute reader who does not receive a complete surprise at the end.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)

“[A] crime puzzle of the first order.”
-New York Times