Title: Evil Under the Sun
Author: Agatha Christie
Year of Publication: 1941
Format: Audio Book
Length: 6 hours and 25 mins
First Line: “When Captain Roger Angmering built himself a house in the year 1782 on the island off Leathercombe Bay, it was thought the height of eccentricity on his part.”
Summary: Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, “Evil Under the Sun” is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.
Review: I completely and utterly enjoyed this Christie book. It was good in every way.
There weren’t a huge number of characters to keep track of like the other Christie books I have read. The characters were an interesting bunch as well, even though they did fall into the categories of A) Rich and snobby or B) Poor and meddling.
This has been the first Christie book in which I didn’t either already know or correctly guess the ending. So I was very pleased by this.
I was glad that the man who helps Poirot solve the mystery wasn’t annoying, but kind of likeable. In the last Christie book I read (Death on the Nile) the partner was just the most aggravating twit.
Something I thought interesting is that Poirot seemed calm during the investigation. Usually, in the books I have read, Poirot seems a little anxious but not in this one. Maybe it was the beach setting? lol.
Go ahead and read this one. Very fun and enjoyable.
Worst part: This book can be confusing at first like all Christie books, but you get the handle of it after a while.
Best part: Always kept me guessing on the conclusion and I still wasn’t right!
Recommend For: This is a classic Poirot mystery for those who are thinking of getting into Christie.
Other Books by This Author: Murder in Mesopotamia and The Mystery of the Blue Train.