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Today, I'll be discussing the Hercule Poirot mystery, Death in the Clouds.
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #12)
From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow passengers. Over to his right sat an attractive young woman, clearly delighted by the man opposite to her. Ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the aisle in seat No.8, a mystery writer was being troubled by a wasp. But what the passengers on the plane did not know was that in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.
This Hercule Poirot mystery is quite bold and striking. The crime featured in this story is peculiar yet fascinating, and the cast of characters is unique and unusual. Because of this, Death in the Clouds is a one-of-a-kind narrative.
Although the storyline is noteworthy, this Poirot mystery can be described as a good whodunnit. It's certainly not a standout among the series. Some of the characters, although intriguing at first, quickly become uninteresting. And unfortunately, after the halfway point, the murderer becomes a bit apparent.
Nonetheless, Detective Poirot and his unlikely companion make this an enjoyable tale!
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