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Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

Auteur

Agatha Christie, David Suchet (stem)

Eerste Uitgave

1941

Uitgave

1992

Uitgeverij

Chivers Word For Word

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

6 uur 21 minuten

Gelezen

2004-01-23

Score

8/10

Inhoud

Recorded on 6 cassettes; playing time 6hrs 21mins approx

It was August and the holiday mood ran high at the Jolly Roger Hotel. The rich and the famous were gathered together on the picturesque Smuggler's Island. The sun shone from a blue sky... sunbathers sprawled on golden beaches... floats bobbed on the bay... and beautiful Arlena Stuart Marshall was strangled to death. Her holiday was over, but then so too was Hercule Poirot's...

David Suchet's numerous theatre credits include lago in Othello and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, both with RSC. Among his films are A Tale of Two Cities and The Missionary, while on television he is perhaps best known for his acclaimed performance as Hercule Poirot in the LWT series Agatha Christie's Poirot.

Bespreking

You can't go wrong with this one!

Every summer tourists swarm out over the coast of Devon. Also the famous sleuth Hercule Poirot is hoping to spend a few relaxing days in the converted Georgian mansion called the Jolly Roger Hotel on Smuggler's Island, Leathercombe Bay. But it doesn't take long for him to suspect that there is 'evil under the sun'. He has studied the characters of his fellow guests and can only conclude that he does not like it at all. When the startlingly beautiful Arlena Stuart Marshall arrives on the island every man's attention is focused on her enjoyable appearance. except one. Poirot would like to find out why, before it is too late.

The murder in Evil Under the Sun is a quite elaborately planned affair and that is probably the only weak point of this brilliant novel. So many things need to be planned on time that it is likely that one mistake could have ruined the whole affair, which of course does not happen in Agatha Christie's world. Nevertheless, because it is such a complex murder the reader will quite enjoy unraveling the little sub-plots that are cleverly entwined in the main story line. In the meantime the reader will get a little bit closer to the solution of this enigma. But in the end it is still up to Hercule Poirot to unveil the mystery and catch the murderer. The highlight of the story is clearly the explanation of Poirot on how he came to his conclusions. His monologue takes a few pages, but is masterly clever in its composition.

Evil Under the Sun should be on the shelve of every mystery lover.