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Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: David Suchet Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Hercule Poirot Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780062229946
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The classic Evil Under the Sun, one of the most famous of Agatha Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather shocking secrets into the light.

The beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay face down on the beach. But strangely, there was no sun and Arlena was not sunbathing…she had been strangled.

Ever since Arlena’s arrival the air had been thick with sexual tension. Each of the guests had a motive to kill her, including Arlena’s new husband. But Hercule Poirot suspects that this apparent “crime of passion” conceals something much more evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “She springs her secret like a land mine.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Considered by many to be one of the very best Agatha Christie mysteries, this macabre tale has lost none of its crisp intrigue since it was first published in 1941…Each of the well-developed characters is suspect, and listeners will constantly be changing their bets as to whodunit. British stage actor Suchet, who many know as the definitive Poirot from the Public Television Mystery! series was an obvious choice for the reader of this production, having won an Audie award for reading Christie’s Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1997. Suchet gives an outstanding and highly entertaining performance, obviously taking great zeal in the task of fleshing out Christie’s colorful lot of characters.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Poirot attempts to get away from it all at the seaside, where he encounters Christie’s usual international cast of characters. Since many of these eccentrics are stereotypes, David Suchet’s wonderful rendering of the henpecked husband dutifully uttering ‘yes, darling,’ the machine-gun verbal delivery of Westin, and the always volatile mix of English and Irish accents and temperaments all combine to surpass a straight reading. These delicious ingredients mix successfully with the complex story of the beautiful Arlena’s murder and the many suspects who all possess motive, means, and opportunity, as Poirot cleverly reveals.”


  • “Hercule Poirot will live on forever because, like Chaplin’s Little Tramp (that other immortal in moustache and bowler hat) he has the ability to solve the problems of the world.”

    Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter | 6/1/2011

    " Siempre sospecho demasiado de aquellos que no lo merecen. Pero así es Agatha Christie, nos lleva por el mal camino hasta que nos aclara quién fue el asesino. Excelente lectura! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 eyup | 5/25/2011

    " there is a big surprise in the end.typical puzzle within puzzle style of agatha christie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/21/2011

    " I don't actually think I'd read this one before.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sassy | 4/24/2011

    " This was my favorite, and I have no idea why. Maybe the fake tan?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeles | 4/10/2011

    " It's a great Agatha book! you might read it in a day beacouse it's really a catchy book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 4/6/2011

    " Fun. Movie is not that great -- like the story better. Read for Kirkridge Light to Read By retreat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 3/22/2011

    " This is the very first Agatha Christie book I ever read. It will always remain dear to me as it started my absolute love for her writing. The story stumped me, I loved the writing and it was just a breath of fresh air after going on an Anne Rice reading spree prior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 3/14/2011

    " Ha! I guessed the murderer(s) and the method how the crime was committed very early on in the novel. I feel so smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raymond | 3/11/2011

    " It held my attention but I didn't like the solution. "

About the Author

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

About the Narrator

David Suchet, famed as TV’s Hercule Poirot, has starred with the RSC, on London’s West End and on Broadway, winning four Olivier nominations and a Tony® nomination. He has starred in numerous films and is director of the Old Vic Theatre, and a member of the Trust Council of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.