Appointment with Death

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The tyrannical, detestable matriarch Mrs. Boynton dies of heart failure and friends and family are only too happy to pass it off as natural. When Poirot sees a tiny puncture mark on her wrist, however, he only has 24 hours to solve the case before the suspects are released.

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Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like somemonstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her.

With only twenty-four hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he’d overheard back in Jerusalem: “You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he’d ever met. . . .

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Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in over 70 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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