From seat No. 9, Hercule Poirot is almost ideally placed to observe his fellow air travelers on this short flight from Paris to London. Over to his right sits a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite. Ahead, in seat No. 13, is the Countess of Horbury, horribly addicted to cocaine and not doing too good a job of concealing it. Across the gangway in seat No. 8, a writer of detective fiction is being troubled by an aggressive wasp. Yes, Poirot is almost ideally placed to take it all in—except that the passenger in the seat directly behind him has slumped over in the course of the flight . . . dead. Murdered. By someone in Poirot's immediate proximity. And Poirot himself must number among the suspects.
This title was previously published as Death in the Air.
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by Agatha Christie
"Hugh Fraser deftly takes us into the glamorous past with his rich and pearly voice. Hercule Poirot can hardly believe it when a passenger is killed practically under his nose on an airplane bound for London from Paris. When the weapon turns up in his seat ...well, that is not to be borne! Fraser creates a different personality for each of the passengers but never gives away a thing. Somehow they all seem as pure as the driven snow while Poirot never falters in his quest. Fraser is a master at painting each nuance of the upper-class Brit of yesteryear. For anyone taken with the golden age of detective stories, this is a gem. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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