Death Comes As the End

  • Title: Death Comes As the End
  • Author: Agatha Christie
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  • Page: 472
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  • Death Comes As the End 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 pri
    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 riIn 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

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    About Agatha Christie


    1. Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


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    1. Choose Your Own Adventure!You are Imhotep, ka-priest of Ancient Egypt, ruler over a family of nitwits and schemers and busybodies, with drama enough to drive you insane. Poor fellow, all you want is a little peace the kind of peace that is found in the arms of a gorgeous concubine. Who can blame you? The only sympathetic person in your life is your daughter, a lovely and tragic young widow. But sadly, the concubine turns out to be as big a drama queen as everyone else in your life and very bad t [...]

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    2. I can't believe I am saying this, but I KNEW IT.

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    3. Αν και το είχα ξαναδιαβάσει πριν πολλά χρόνια, πραγματικά δεν θυμόμουν τίποτα. Ακολουθεί το γνωστό μοτίβο των βιβλίων της Christie, στο οποίο ο πρωτοπρόσωπος αφηγητής βιώνει και διηγείται τα γεγονότα ενώ στα παρασκήνια ο πανέξυπνος παρατηρητής αργά η γρήγορα ανακαλύπτει τον δ [...]

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    4. Death Comes as the End is a standalone Agatha Christie mystery/drama set in ancient Egypt. Although a murder mystery, there is a ton of family drama and entertaining relationship dynamics to follow. I highlighted many quotes from Ms. Christie's fabulous writing, but as a mystery, this is far from a favorite for me. However, I enjoyed it overall and would recommend it to any Agatha Christie fan.My favorite quote:"Not so easy to kill an old woman. Old women knew the value of life— and knew most [...]

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    5. What a story!! What a story indeed!!!I admit, I have read very few of Christie stories, and only two of them weren't translated including this one. Here and now I am mesmerized by her fabulous storytelling. So organized well masked plot and witty characters! There were motive for many and killings took place, but why you may never be sure until the end. I had particularly two in my mind, and one of them turned out to be villainous. So, there is hint if you can observe well enough, but I admit, i [...]

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    6. “All life is a jest, Imhotep - and it is death who laughs last. Do you not hear it at every feast? Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you die.”Death Comes as the End is Dame Agatha's only historical mystery and she makes full use of her in-depth knowledge of Ancient Egypt. The detail of Egyptian artifacts and religious beliefs Dame Agatha weaved into this was delightful and made up for the odd dalliances with annoying love triangles. What it didn't quite achieve was to give some authentic [...]

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    7. عشت في جو الرواية ,,, لدرجة أنني تخيلت نفسي في مصر قبل أربعة آلاف عام حيث الموت يعطي المعنى للحياة.في الرواية تعود البطلة إلى بيت أبيها على ضفاف النيل بعد وفاة زوجها، ولكن تحت السطح الهادئ لتلك العائلة الأسرية الموسرة يكمن الجشع وتمتلئ النفوس بالطمع والكراهية.ومع وصول جارية ا [...]

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    8. Oh! Once again, murder is easy. When you kill once, the next time will be much much easier, and the next, and the nextI sort of felt like this wrote George R. R. Martin, ha!This family at first appeared like others, women fighting for trivial stuff, men proving themselves amongst each other But, all of this was just a shallow picture, and Agatha succeded to prove how, deep down people often carry very different emotions than the ones they 'show to the world'.While I was coming to the end of this [...]

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    9. Beautifully written. One of Agatha's very best standalones, and I would have given it five stars if it weren't for the fact that I guessed the murderer about halfway through. Still, that's probably my fault. The novel is elegant, perfectly structured, full of clues and misdirection, with a great cast of characters and possibly the most vile of all Agatha's horrid characters. A very satisfying read.

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    10. An Agatha Christie I hadn't read! (I listened to this one, actually.)I've been doing a lot of sewing - yeah, I'm old, female and retreating into something I did endlessly while in college - and so I like to listen to an occasional book while I'm working. I chose this one thinking it was probably a Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. Boy was I wrong! This is a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt and you could learn a lot about the social mores and family structure of the times just by reading this boo [...]

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    11. Είχα αυτή την κατηγορία B.R.A.CE. 2017 ένα βιβλίο που διαδραματίζεται στη μέση ανατολήκαι προβληματιζόμουν φυσικά γιατί δεν μου ερχόταν κάτι στο μυαλό. Μετά λόγω αγοράς βιβλιοθήκης :) κάθε βιβλίο που έχω πέρασε από τα χέρια μου και βρήκα το συγκεκριμένο που το είχα διαβάσει αν θυ [...]

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    12. Aunque esta vez sí que he adivinado al asesino (pasatiempo preferido cuando leo a esta genio del misterio), me ha parecido un libro totalmente perfecto, con aparte de la trama de misterio principal, muchas enseñanzas valiosas. Además, la ambientación es totalmente genial. Agatha se mete dentro del antiguo egipto, mostrando un total conocimiento tanto de su religión como de las costumbres cotidianas. Adoro la cultura egipcia y ha sido un placer leer una ambientación tan trabajada. Muy recom [...]

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    13. This book is excellent! It takes place in Ancient Egypt, and it is a murder mysteryof course. I love it! Christie makes sure that anyone could have done itd you suspect everyone at different times. I adore how she develops her characters. Her main character, a woman named Renisenb, I found childish, ditzy, and even idiotic at times. Also, the book takes place during a time when women are not given much respect. The ending definitely surprised me! I would highly recommend this book.

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    14. Agatha Christie's Death Comes as the End is a good old-fashioned whodunnit with many layers of characterization and psychological intrigue. Unlike Christie's many other mysteries, such as her beloved Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple series, this one takes place in ancient Egypt. Although the story is technically about the murder of a concubine, it's actually more about the family drama among and the psychological landscape of the central family's members. A ka-priest (priest whose job it is to ten [...]

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    15. رواية أجاثا كريستي الموت يأتِي في النّهاية>> هكذا كان عنوانها في النسخة التي أمتلك أحببتهاآ بكلـ تفاصيلهاآ ، قلما شعرت أنها تتجه لنوع التحقيق و الجريمةصحيح هناك جرائم متتالية في الأحداث ، لكنها و بطريقةٍ ما يغلب عليها النوع الدراميو طبعاً لا أعلم كيف يكون المجرم شخصاً لن [...]

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    16. Very odd. It's good when an author tries to stretch, you know, but it was still the same story, and I didn't like that inching-toward-monotheism business one bit; it seemed terribly disrespectful. Still, I guess all her stories are the same story, so to criticize this one in particular isn't fair; it was how the tone felt like a mixture of genuine narrative and this unpleasant "writing about savages" superiority. If she was taking it seriously, then it's too bad she was such a prejudiced old thi [...]

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    17. We all know Agatha Christie wrote a ton of mystery novels, but this, I believe, is her best work. Amazingly well-drawn characters, INCREDIBLY vivid setting (Ancient Egypt!), complex plot that will leave you guessing until the last page. (And yes, I do mean the very last page.) Highly recommended for any Christie lover.

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    18. Saya menyelesaikan buku ini hari Jumat lalu ketika berperjalanan di Kereta Rel Listrik dari stasiun Duri menuju stasiun Tanah Tinggi. Ketika mencapai sepertiga bagian buku, saya tahu saya akan menyukai buku ini. Dan ya, buku ini ternyata pecah banget. Twistnya menipu sampai-sampai saya ragu akan hipotesis saya sendiri. Sebelum membaca, saya sedikit kurang yakin apakah bukunya menarik mengingat latar waktunya adalah 4000 tahun silam, di Mesir lagi! Saya langsung terpikir Fir'aun, mumi, Piramida d [...]

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    19. In ancient Egypt, a small family drama turns into tragedy when a new concubine is brought to the home of a wealthy priest. The body count mounts as the true nature of the family circle is revealed.I picked this one up because it's on a best-of-all-time list of mysteries; I called the ending early, which generally disappoints me. It didn't here for some reason. The tension if you know what's coming is about the same as if you didn't, I think, because the danger seems worse if you know than if you [...]

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    20. Agatha Christie uses quote to echo the precepts of Ptha-hotep, from maybe the oldest known manuscripts. "Men are made fools by the gleaming limbs of women, and lo, in a minute they are become discolored carnelians. A trifle, a little, the likeness of a dream, and death comes as the end"(Hard to find in p88 Life magazine 1 Oct 1956, yet Christie published book first in 1944 - inside knowledge?) books.google/books?id=sEEEAHuman nature - fear, envy, betrayal, love, hate - are every where and when. [...]

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    21. I listened to the audiobook as I drove back home from spending Christmas with my family. The beginning of the book, actually most of the book, doesn't feel like an Agatha Christie story. I enjoyed the story as it unfolded, but there were a lot of things repeated over and over again. Sometimes I thought I had forgotten to change the CD. Overall, it's a vey good story, but one you shouldn't "read" while driving. I almost forgot to mention: the narrator brings the characters to life so well, I was [...]

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    22. و دايما و انت بتقرأ للعظيمة افتكر القاعدة الى انت ممشى حياتك عليها الناس من برا مختلفة عن الى جوا و الغدر مبيجيش الا الى انت بتثق فيهم و الحمد لله الواحد كان متوقع او على الأقل مشتبه فيه و لم يتفاجأ و دا يدل على حاجة من حاجتين اما ان اجاثا بقت متوقعة او اننا اتخزوقنا كتير فى ال [...]

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    23. جميلة ,, فاقت التوقعات في المجرم صدمت بالنهاية لكنها تستحق القراءة

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    24. أجمل روايات أجثا تحميل جوا رائعا خاصة لأنها في مصر حبيبة القلبولأنها تحمل أبعادا نفسيا كم هي راقية تلك الكاتبة وكم أعشقها وأحمل لها كل تقدير وحب واحترام

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    25. “Đàn ông thường phát cuồng vì cặp đùi mịn màng của phụ nữ, nhưng lạ chưa, trong thoáng chốc chúng đã trở thành những dải ngọc bạc màu…Một chút ít, một tí tẹo của cái giống như giấc mơ, và ở tận cùng sẽ là cái chết…”Lời nói tưởng chừng như vô nghĩa và hầu như không gợi chút đáng sợ nào của nhân vật lớn tuổi nhất trong truyện, hóa ra chỉ mới là màn dạo đầu, là lời [...]

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    26. "Your mind is like my mind, it looks out over the River, seeing a world of changes, of new ideas--seeing a world where all things are possible to those with courage and vision" #TeamHoriUnique in Christie's canon for being a historical mysteryt in Ancient Egyptspheric and haunting. Loved it as much as her other works. The murder mystery plot was as flawless as ever and even though this was my second time reading it, I couldn't remember who the killer was and for the life of me could not figure i [...]

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    27. Agatha Christie is one of those authors who are unquestionably guaranteed a place in my to- read list as and when I spot her name on a book. This particular book I hadn’t heard about when I spotted it in the library. With no further ado, I picked it up and put it along with my book pile. While waiting at the line, I read the short summary at the back of the book and was immediately intrigued. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get on to the book immediately but when I did open it and read through the [...]

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    28. Apparently, Death Comes as the End is the only one of Agatha Christie’s novels to have an historical setting. It is set in Egypt – on the West Bank of the River Nile at Thebes, to be precise – in 2000BC, ‘where death gives meaning to life’. The novel begins with a widow named Renisenb, who has returned to her childhood home with her child, Teti.From the very beginning, Christie sets out the familial relationship within Renisenb’s home rather well. Unlike some of her other novels, the [...]

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    29. This is one of my favourite Agatha Christie book, despite its different setting. Imhotep is a priest and a businessman and a farmer. His two elder sons, Yahmouse and Sobek, look after his business while he is away. His younger son, Ipy is considered too young to take much responsibility. Then there is Esa, his mother, Hori and Kameni, his scribes, and Renisenb, his beloved daughter. Yahmouse, Sobek and their wives, Satipy and Kait, live together along with the other members of the household, inc [...]

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    30. Esta historia se desarrolla en Tebas, Egipto en el año 2000 antes de nuestra era. Y se centra en la familia de Imhotep, un sacerdote y custodio de una tumba, hombre con mucho dinero quién tiene cuatro hijos, Yahmose, Sobek, Renisenb e Ipy. Renisenb ha quedado viuda y regresa a casa de su padre junto con su pequeña hija. Para ella no parece haber cambiado su hogar desde que se marchó, sin embargo, su padre llega un día con una concubina llamada Nofret, y las cosas empiezan a cambiar dramáti [...]

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