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Death in the Clouds (Revised)
Death in the Clouds (Revised) | Agatha Christie
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From seat 29, Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. What he doesn't realise is that there is a dead woman behind him.
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The September sun beat down hotly on Le Bourget aerodrome as the passengers crossed the ground and climbed into the air liner Prometheus, due to depart for Croydon in a few minutes‘ time.
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable, albeit a little confusing when they use train terminology on a flight (people moving between "cars"? On a plane?). I think after so many Christie books, I might be getting a little fatigued by the similarities.

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Linsy
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Boomslang poison! Not gonna lie, this totally made me think of Harry Potter and made the whole thing feel more magical.

The solution to this one was excellent! Did not see it coming. 🐝

#agathachristieclubr2

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janeycanuck
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I really shouldn‘t be surprised by the casual racism in Christie anymore but man, it still shocks me.

Racism aside, I love a locked room mystery so this was intriguing but I did find it a bit confusing.

Book 3/4 for #OutstandingOctober

Andrew65 Books definitely feel from a different time. 1y
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Kaarin
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A solid mystery.

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ferskner
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4. Would you fly in a teeny tiny little 1930s commercial plane?

#agathachristieclubR2

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ferskner
Death in the Clouds | Agatha Christie
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3. This book is a take on the locked-room mystery, one in which the detective himself is locked inside with the murderer and the victim. Do you think this plot is believable? Did it feel fresh, given what you know of the trope?

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Laughterhp I think it‘s pretty believable. Everyone is in their own world on a plane. No one really pays attention to what someone else is doing. 1y
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ferskner
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2. Christie has hinged several mysteries on the idea that no one notices "the help." Do you think this is true? Is this a product of the time and culture or do you think this still happens today?

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TheAromaofBooks Even though I didn't reread this one in September, this is still a really interesting question to me. I definitely think people don't tend to notice “the help“, especially people who wear uniforms. I'm not sure it comes from a place of... superiority or whatever, though, as much as just our brains see the uniform & equate it to a person/position & move on. Of course, I'm horribly unobservant anyway, so maybe it's just me 😂 1y
Laughterhp Yes, I think it can be true that no one notices the help. Probably more back then than now. Though I too can be super unobservant. @TheAromaofBooks 1y
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ferskner
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Sorry I'm behind friends - work was brutal last week. But here are your #agathachristieclubR2 questions...

As always, please tag all previous commenters to keep the discussion going!

1. Did you like this book? Why or why not?

Laughterhp I did like this one. I was most excited to read it because it appears on an episode of Doctor Who. I feel like this mystery took Poirot longer to solve or at least for him to let on that he knew. 1y
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AnneCecilie
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Poirot is taking the plan from Paris to Croydon when one of the passengers is found dead just before landing.

Once again Christie has me fooled and I‘m as usual surprised by her solution.

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Linsy Can't wait to get to this one! I always forget Christie is much closer to my time than I think. My brain wants to reject the idea that one of her books is in an airplane, lol. 1y
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peanutnine
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Another Christie finished and I enjoyed it as always! This time a murder occurs on an airplane, right under Poirot's nose. The murder weapon is found underneath his seat and he must clear his name. I liked the dynamic between Poirot and the French detective Fournier. And I always love the archaeology tidbits she sprinkles through her stories.

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sarahbellum
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Current library holds… queueing up Death in the Clouds for #agathachristieclubr2 and someone on Litsy recently read I Capture the Castle (sorry I forget who!), which reminded me that it‘s been on my TBR list for too long. Throw in some graphic novels from favorite authors and here I am with weeks of my reading life sorted 🤓

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ferskner
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And here's the upcoming schedule! Everyone is welcome to join. #agathachristieclubR2

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Laughterhp
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Finished this one today. #JoysofJune

I think I was most excited to read this one because this book appears on Doctor Who 💚 of course the book is nothing like the episode, which I obviously knew.

This was a pretty good mystery and I definitely didn‘t see whodunnit.

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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
Chrissyreadit That‘s funny! My son loves Dr Who - I wonder if he would read it. 2y
Laughterhp @Chrissyreadit The Doctor just shows this book to his companion in the episode and the main episode includes a wasp. It‘s one of my favorite doctor who episodes! 2y
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Chrissyreadit Which Dr??? I don‘t remember this at all- but that‘s not unusual 2y
Laughterhp @Chrissyreadit David Tennant and Donna. They go to a house party that has Agatha Christie there. 2y
rwmg But have you got the edition from the year 5 billion? 2y
Laughterhp @rwmg Haha no, I wish! Mine is just from the library. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp now I know I need to watch it- He‘s my favorite Dr., but my memory from those years is shady from illness. 2y
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Bookish_Gal
Death in the Air | Agatha Christie
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This one felt more drawn out, though enjoyable, through its course. Not as much action, per say, but more digging and possible leads. Still did not expect the correct murderer. I really liked Jane being a small part of the hunt for clues throughout the story. Was confused on the course of traveling between England and France for clues and visits.
Still don‘t know how Agatha manages to get so much in such a small book. #whodunit

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It‘s a quiet dog watching weekend for me. It‘s also literally freezing outside (30 degrees), so I have my cup of tea ready to go.
I was recommended this as my next Agatha Christie novel from my local librarian. It sounds so interesting- Detective Poirot has to determine how a woman sitting ahead of him on the airplane is murdered by a venom dipped blow-gun dart. How do you get more far fetched that that? #whodunit

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I really enjoyed this Poirot mystery as it pertains to how someone can murder a person on a plane and have no one see them do it. #AuthorAMonth #LittenListen #BookSpinBingo #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer +16 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Soubhiville Is that information you plan to need at some point 🤣? 2y
Skygoddess1 @Soubhiville Lol, no because I enjoy my freedom and no passenger is worth it, it still an interesting concept 2y
Soubhiville It does sound like a good mystery. 😉 2y
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The September sun beat down hotly on Le Bourget aerodrome as the passengers crossed the ground and climbed into the air liner Prometheus, due to depart for Croydon in a few minutes‘ time.
#DeathInTheClouds #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #book #books #firstline #openingline #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverdesigner #bookclub #bookclubs #Mystery #Crime #Fiction #Classics 💘💘💘💘💘

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vlwelser
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I could not stop reading this. I borrowed it from my mum. She has the entire collection.

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vlwelser
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Found a book quote!

I like this character. She's like a single serving book friend.

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BDL-MCO
Airport reading. Flight is delayed and now arriving at 1am.

rabbitprincess Oof, 1 a.m.! Hope you get a good sleep when you arrive. 3y
umbrellagirl @rabbitprincess Thank you. We‘ve had a further delay and now estimated to arrive at 3am. 3y
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ljuliel ✨✨✨✨✨ 3y
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ferskner
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This was my last #agathachristieclub read before I'll take a break for the #agathachristieclubR2 revamp, and it was a good one! This is one of the few that I remembered the solution, but that didn't spoil my enjoyment. @Bambolina_81

rwmg @rabbitprincess A more acceptable cover?
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rabbitprincess @rwmg Oh yes, much better! 3y
andrew61 Thanks to you and halle for bringing back the podcast, I missed your great book discussions over the last 2 years. 3y
ferskner @andrew61 oh my gosh, that's so nice of you to say! We're really happy to be back. 3y
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rwmg
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Where was The Doctor? Where was his assistant, the plucky young gel Donna? I feel cheated.

rabbitprincess Now I want to rewatch that episode of Who! 3y
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rwmg
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rabbitprincess Aagh wasp on the cover 😰 3y
rwmg @rabbitprincess I wanted the same cover as the 5,000,000,000 AD copy 3y
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rwmg
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Tea and macaroons after a hard morning book shopping

vivastory ABC Murders is one of my favorite Christie books 3y
rwmg I saw the TV adaptation at Christmas/New Year and was surprised how dark it was, so I'm looking forward to seeing if the book is just as dark. 3y
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Craftylikefox
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📚 Death in the Clouds
🎬 Air Force One
🎼White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane ( it makes me think of the group more than the song)
#manicmonday

Happy Monday!!

@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Tabitha 🛩💙🛩 4y
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Finished another Agatha Christie classic. It had me reading the last ten chapters in a day. As usual never saw the ending coming. The ending definitely had my heart skipping a couple of beats. I couldn‘t wait to see how it ended. I can‘t wait to see the next mystery Hercule Poirot uncovers next.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#DeathInTheClouds #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #book #books #bookgeek #bookgeeks #bookgeeky #bookgang #Detective #Mystery #Crime #Fiction 💘💘💘

Mishu94 My first book that I read of hers was Death on the Nile and I loved it! The way she builds the story is amazing! 😱 4y
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ferskner
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I've loved seeing all the #cozyinthesun tags today! My goal is to always have at least one cozy going at all times, whether it's in print or audio since I do have some non-cozy books I have to get to this month.

I'll be basing my tally of finished cozies on review posts, so be sure to use them to be entered for our prize! And post your cozy progress using the #cozyinthesun hashtag just because it's fun. :)

@Librarybelle

Librarybelle I love seeing the hashtags too! 4y
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The September sun beat down hotly on Le Bourget aerodrome as the passengers crossed the ground and climbed into the air liner Prometheus, due to depart for Croydon in a few minutes‘ time.
#DeathInTheClouds #AgathaChristie #firstline #openingline #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #bookqueen #bookquirk #Mystery #Crime #Fiction #Classics #Detective 🖤

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Christinak
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BarbaraBB That cover!! 💕 4y
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Rachbb3
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I thought I had this one in the bag! I was totally wrong! 😂 Great mystery. ❤

Alockey I need to read this one. The only thing I know about it is from the episode of Doctor Who. 4y
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vkois88 👍👍👍 haven't tried this one yet. I've tried a few of her books and struggle to become invested. I want to like them, I really do!!! 4y
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Book mail! The Phantom Tollbooth is the new family read a long book.

WhatWouldJaneDo The Phantom Tollbooth is my all time favorite book. I hope you love it! 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Phantom Tollbooth 👍🏼❤️❤️ 4y
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I‘ve read some pretty great Christie books lately, but this one disappointed me when I read it during the #24in48 readathon. It has all the makings of a great mystery: a poisoned dart, set on an airplane, the murder of a money lender who blackmails clients, all right under Poirot‘s nose. Despite all that, I didn‘t care enough to be interested in who did it. Also, there‘s casual racism in all Christie‘s novels, but this one was especially gross.

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All cozied up with both kitties and ready to start #24in48 with Agatha.

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While I love Poirot in general, this wasn‘t my favorite book. Too many totally irrelevant characters that I didn‘t see the point of. I gave it a pick mainly because it‘s Poirot and I didn‘t guess the murderer.

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A great story with some awesome cover art. Written in 1935, there are the sadly to be expected incidents or times when characters express prejudice, racism, and sexism. That may be par for the course from books written in certain eras, but still gross to encounter.

Other than what I mentioned above, I liked this story. Poirot is an arrogant, bizarre little old man, but I do like to have a visit with him every now and then.

Leniverse I remember they had this cover in a Doctor Who episode about Agatha Christie‘s missing week. I had to google it to check they hadn‘t made it up. 😂 That cover is just mad! 4y
Libby1 @Leniverse - isn‘t it great? I really liked that Doctor Who episode, although I hadn‘t read much Christie at that time. I‘ve always wanted to read this one, and couldn‘t believe my luck when I found this for 50 pence in a charity shop! 4y
Leniverse That's an amazing find! 4y
Libby1 @Leniverse - I did a little jig in the shop. 😊 4y
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