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Vigyázat! Cselekményleírást tartalmaz.

From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. 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…

‘It will be a very acute reader who does not receive a complete surprise at the end.’ Times Literary Supplement

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1935

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HarperCollins, London, 2015
272 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780008129538
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HarperCollins, London, 2010
276 oldal · ASIN: B004APA4U2
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HarperCollins, London, 2010
276 oldal

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Ratoncita >!
Agatha Christie: Death in the Clouds

Érdekes alaphelyzet, de összességében számomra elmaradt a szokásos Agatha Christie színvonaltól.

Banditaa P>!
Agatha Christie: Death in the Clouds

Nincs Hastings, ami mindig minimum eggyel kevesebb csillagot jelent és a nyomozás is jól elhúzódik és már-már unalmassá válik. Olvastam már jobbat, sokkal jobbat is Agatha Christietől.

and_rea>!
Agatha Christie: Death in the Clouds

Nem kedvenc, de könnyed krimi, nagy részét egy nap alatti vonatozáson olvastam. (kár hogy nem repülõúton..)
Na de ilyet, hogy Poirot átaluszik egy gyilkosságot! Jobban kéne bírnia a hajózást és a repülést is.

piccola>!
Agatha Christie: Death in the Clouds

Élvezetes olvasni, de a cselekmény végül tényleg nem áll össze (ahogy @PuPilla is írja, nagy baki van benne), a vége eléggé besűrűsödik és összecsapott, és aki olvasott már pár AC-t és ismeri Poirot gondolkodását, az erősen gyanakodhat is úgy a könyv felétől valakire.

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PuPilla>!
Agatha Christie: Death in the Clouds

Jó az ötlet, meg tetszett a repülőn játszódó sztori is, de szerintem nagy baki volt benne, és ki is találtam a gyilkost.

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It is a great tragedy of life, that women grow old.

184. oldal

Banditaa P>!

„Life can be very terrible,” he said. „One needs much courage.”
„To kill oneself? Yes, I suppose one does.”
„Also to live,” said Poirot, „one needs courage.”

Hei>!

It is part of my business to believe nothing I am told – nothing that is, that is not proved. I do not suspect first this person and then that person. I suspect everybody. Anybody connected with a crime is regarded by me as a criminal until that person is proved innocent.

pg104

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Handsome Men are Slightly Bronzed. The eyes sound all right. But a dentist! Why, if he was going to kiss you you'd feel he was going to say, „Open a little wider, please”.

pg 142

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'Who do you think did it?' asked Jane. 'I've wondered and wondered.'
Jean Dupont shrugged his shoulders.
'It was not I. She was far too ugly!'
'Well,' said Jane, 'I suppose you would rather kill an ugly woman than a good-looking one?'
'Not at all. If a woman is good-looking you are fond of her – she treats you badly – she makes you jealous, mad with jealousy. „Good,” you say, „I will kill her. It will be a satisfaction”.'
'And is it a satisfaction?'
'That, Madamoiselle, I do not know, because I have not yet tried.'

pg 144-145

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'It is the great tragedy of life, that women grow old.'
'You seem to think a lot about women and their looks,' said Jane.
'Naturally. It is the most interesting subject possible.'

pg 145

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'I think I'd rather be regarded as a mere luxury and self-indulgence, than regarded sternly as a First Duty. I'd rather a man felt that he was enjoying himself looking after me than that he should feel I was a duty to be attended to.'

pg 146

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'What should you say the most important thing was to bear in mind when you are trying to solve a murder?' [Poirot]
'Finding the murderer,' said Jane.
Norman Gale said, 'Justice.'
Poirot shook his head. 'There are more important things than finding the murderer. And justice is a fine word, but it is sometimes difficult to say exactly what one means by it. In my opinion the important thing is to clear the innocent.'

pg 157-158

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'You have a great advantage as a writer, Monsieur,' said Poirot. 'You can relieve your feelings by the expedient of the printed word. You have the power of the pen over your enemies.'

pg. 162

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What an odd little man he was – hopping from subject to subject like a bird from one branch to another!

pg. 175


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