The tyrannical and vicious Mrs Boynton is on holiday in Jerusalem, surrounded by her family whom she takes please in tormenting. When Poirot, also in the area, overhears her son Raymond saying to his sibling "You do see don't you, that she's got to be killed" he is on high alert and when Mrs Boynton is later found dead while on a visit to Petra, he promises to solve the mystery.
The 16th Novel by Agatha Christie to feature Poirot.
when to read
This is a great summer holiday read with the dark and sinister story line contrasting with the bright, hot sunny days.
With only a select group of suspects this is a classic closed circle mystery to get you playing detective.
Appointment with Death takes place in Jerusalem (Israel) and in Petra (Jordan). At the time of Agatha Christie's writing Jerusalem was part of the British Mandate for Palestine and Petra was in the neighbouring Emirate of Transjordan.
This novel was published in 1938 after, the year after 'Dumb Witness' and before 'Hercule Poirot's Christmas' which was released later in the same year.