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‘Evil Under The Sun’ by Agatha Christie

“I’m sure there’s nothing gone from Captain Marshall’s room, or Miss Linda Marshall’s room, or Mr and Mrs Redfern’s room, and I’m pretty sure there’s nothing gone from Miss Darnley’s either”

“Anything unusual, out of the way, unexplained, slightly peculiar, rather curious – enfin, something that has made you say to yourself or to one of your colleagues: “That’s funny!”?”

Paperback Edition Page 198

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, you can find out more about the storyline and author by clicking on the cover image above.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story by visiting this page

Icon image for Teaser Tuesdays postsTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share two “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Jenn, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Hi Jennifer,

    It is difficult to find something not to like with Agatha Christie books, isn’t it?

    Her characters are so believable and quite profound in so many of their observations.

  • Hi there Bookish Snob,

    Agatha Christie books are great if you want a short, tongue-in-cheek, light hearted, mystery murder.

    The characters are usually quite perceptive in their comments if you read between the lines and, of course, the liberal sprinkling of dead bodies, always helps the story along!

  • Hello Sunny,

    I read many of Agatha Christie books, many years ago, as a teenager, and was completely addicted to them.

    A fellow blogger, then put up a few posts about Christie, siting her books and autobiography, and that re-kindled my interest.

    I happened to spot this book in a local charity shop, so thought I would re-acquaint myself with Poirot, although I do watch re-runs of the TV shows, whenever possible.

  • Hi Violet,

    There are a lot of people you just cannot get along with reading Agatha Christie, so you are not alone.

    I accept that they are essentially very tongue-in-cheek stories, with what must be considered today, quite dated dialogue.

    However the characters of Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple are quite astute in their character assessments, which to me lends them a real charm.

    It’s a good thing that we are not all alike in our tastes, that is what makes some of these exchanges such fun.

  • Hi Alice Audrey,

    LOL at your comment.

    I spend my life, just lately, having a series of those ‘strange and funny’ moments, I think it is an age thing.

    I guess that is why Poirot is a good detective and always ‘gets his man’ and I just spend most of my time forgetting things!!

    Poirot has a saying, about using ‘his little grey cells’. When I find my ‘little grey cells’, it will be much better!!

  • Hi Yvonne, I was completely addicted to A Christie as a teenager too 🙂
    Still find them charming to read.
    This particular book, I’ve seen the movie too on TV. What fun!

    Have you read Dorothy Sayer? You might enjoy her, give it a shot. Some of her books are probably on Project Gutenberg as well.
    My teaser is at e-Volving Books

  • Hi Dee,

    I try to watch all the movies and TV shows, when they are screened and never tire of seeing Poirot or Miss Marple, work their magic on the latest incident.

    I have probably read this book, but it will have been many years ago and it is fun to re-discover them.

    Dorothy Sayer is another author that I enjoyed as a teenager, along with your teaser candidate J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). They all come out of the same stable, when it comes to their style of writing, just the thing to while away a few stress free hours.

  • Hi Marg,

    Agatha Christie is the kind of author that can sit on one’s shelves for years, then get taken down, dusted off and read with just as much enjoyment as she offered the first time around.

    There are not too many authors of that calibre out there!

  • Hi Shelley,

    Poirot is kind of predictable when it comes to ‘outing’ the murderer and Agatha Christie adopts a very similar format with Miss Marple as well.

    Half the fun, particularly if watching on TV, is this gathering together of the suspects. The process of elimination is usually quite complex and I am sometimes left wondering how the unmasked villain of the piece, ever got into the position of being the chief suspect.

  • Hello Laurel-Rain Snow,

    If you want a light hearted mystery, usually with an eccentric, eclectic mix of candidates for chief suspect and of course a liberal sprinkling of dead bodies, then Agatha Christie is for you.

    They are short, easy reads, that nicely fill a gap between more deep and heavy books, that may have been lengthy reads.

    They lighten the spirit nicely.

  • Hello Gautami

    A ‘whodunnit’ light, suspenseful read, by a quintessentially English author, featuring a dapper, precise, Belgian detective. This case finds Poirot on holiday, having anything but a relaxing time…there is bound to be a body soon!!!

  • Hi Crystal,

    I just like books, almost any kind of book!

    Agatha Christie has been one of my favourite authors since childhood and I never tire of reading her books.

    I have often wondered whether I prefer Poirot or Miss Marple, but they are both characters with such different styles and personalities, that I have decided that I love them both.

  • Hi Tiina,

    Poirot is certainly eccentric and fastidious, however one gets the impression that he might be quite tempermental and a little nasty, if crossed.

    He is so different to Agatha Christie’s other character of Miss Marple. She is eccentric in a quintessentially English way, but much more homely and how you would like your grandmother to be.

  • Hi Yvonne

    The book about Bushido sounds interesting. Just wondered if you have read it and if so is it any good? Great website by the way – could spend hours on it!

    • Hi Richard,

      Thanks for stopping by the site. I do not get as much time as I would like to post, but I do enjoy it and have made some great new friends, all around the world.

      The Bushido book was actually quite interesting to me, not so much from the martial arts theory side of things, but for the general life observations and precepts it advocated.

      Unfortunately I can’t send you on the full synopsis, as my copy sold within 24 hours of listing it and I have just noticed that Amazon does not have a ‘product description’ for it. Likewise, Waterstones also has no available synopsis either, sorry!!

  • Hi Crystal,

    They are both such totally different characters, that it is very hard to compare them, isn’t it?

    The English eccentricity of an elderly lady and her slightly disorganised life versus the Belgian eccentricity of a perfectionist and slightly pedantic middle aged gentleman.

    I really can’t decide, but as I was brought up on Miss Marple in my early teenage years, I guess that is the character that I will always call to mind first.

    • Hi Cath,

      I just love everything Agatha Christie and always have done.

      I have to admit that her plots are not generally overly complicated, or full of police procedural and descriptive death scenes, but as a ‘comfort’ read they always fit the bill.

      The television adaptations do suit that style of writing quite well and might be more pleasing than the written word, so I can see where you are coming from.

      Thanks for stopping by.

Written by Yvonne