Death in the Air
by Agatha Christien
Hardcover: 218 pages
Publisher: Bantam Book
Released: 1935, 1962
Source: Borrowed from my local library.
Book Description from Goodreads:
High-flying mystery and suspense via Christie and Poirot! Aboard a plane, a woman dies in her seat, apparently the victim of a wasp sting. Then, a venom-tipped dart from a South American blowgun is found in the aisle. Everyone is suspect, including Hercule Poirot, who was sitting a mere fifteen feet from the victim. Poirot finds closer ties between some of the passengers on the plane than they would admit, but who could have wanted the woman dead?
Death in the Air--also titled "Death in the Clouds"--is a historical mystery set in 1934 in England and France. (Of course, it was a contemporary mystery at the time it was written.)
The mystery was intriguing because it could have gone several ways as to whodunit. I guessed several elements of the "big reveal" about whodunit, and there were enough clues that you could guess whodunit (though I caught them partly because I've read so many Christie mysteries). The characters were interesting as was the unique setting for the murder, but mainly it was the puzzle of whodunit that kept me interested.
There was no sex. There were some explicit bad words and swearing. Overall, I'd recommend this intriguing mystery.
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