Title: Death Comes As The End
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Date of Publication: 2001
In this startling historical mystery, unique in the author’s canon, Agatha Christie investigates a deadly mystery at the heart of a dissonant family in ancient Egypt. Imhotep, wealthy landowner and priest of Thebes, has outraged his sons and daughters by bringing a beautiful concubine into their fold. And the manipulative Nofret has already set about a plan to usurp her rivals’ rightful legacies. When her lifeless body is discovered at the foot of a cliff, Imhotep’s own flesh and blood become the apparent conspirators in her shocking murder. But vengeance and greed may not be the only motives…
Agatha, my dear Agatha! You did it again! Why am I not surprised?
I love Agatha Christie. I love Egyptian History. So when these two things come together I, of course, had to read it! I have said so many words in praise of Agatha that now I don’t know what more to say. Agatha Christie is like a Marvel superhero to me, I am never disappointed no matter what.
Agatha beautifully creates the picture of Egypt 2000 BC. As easily as I am transported to an English countryside, Agatha took me to Egypt with that same ease. The picturesque setting with the slow unravel of plot made this book a leisurely read of which I loved every minute. The first one-third of the book had a very soap opera kind of feel, while the rest felt like Agatha’s another novel, And Then There Were None and this mix was highly entertaining. What was more fun was that throughout the book, I was trying to guess whodunnit and, guess what, I was right. It gladden my heart so much to have gained the knowledge of the murderer. But this didn’t diminish the effects of the novel. It was still as surprising and shocking Agatha Christie can get. Also, I loved how Agatha presented and explained the human psyche and how it still applies. Agatha is a gem I am glad to have known.
Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie get 5 out 5 stars from me.
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