It is Egypt in 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young and beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. But was her death fate or murder?
For the first time in trade paperback, Agatha Christie's acclaimed novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in Ancient Egypt, published as a 'new' book for the Ramses market. It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.
"Startlingly new... my already insensate admiration for her leaps even higher" Observer "More realistic than many a thriller-writer's idea of London" Evening Standard "A fascinating problem... baffling the most perspicacious reader" Scotsman "A decided novelty -- startling in all directions" Weekly Book Review "Besides giving us a mystery story quite up to her own high standards, Agatha Christie has succeeded admirably in picturing the people of ancient Egypt as living persons and not as resurrected mummies" New York Times "As ingenious and baffling as ever" Daily Sketch
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Collection S.
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