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The beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay facedown 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" coThe beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay facedown 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....

Title : Evil Under the Sun
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ISBN : 9780007451340
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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Evil Under the Sun Reviews

  • Suad Shamma
    2018-12-15 04:03

    This was fun to read. It was really interesting reading an Agatha Christie novel in illustration-form, and actually seeing all the characters and their facial expressions while following Detective Hercule Poirot's journey and witnessing him perform his magic. That being said, it was short and brief, and it seemed like a lot of details were removed in order to make room for this type of storytelling.I haven't read the book itself, so perhaps that was a reason I enjoyed it more than others would, had they read the book, because I wouldn't know what details were removed or altered. I will say, given Agatha Christie's style and her introduction of many different characters and having them all say one thing or another that contributes to the case, I did get a bit lost at the beginning trying to keep track of all of them and their back stories. This is mostly because there is no context, you just jump right into it and they give you brief snippets, rather than more elaborate text and conversation that you'd find in a book, so it was a bit confusing for me. Definitely enjoyable, very quick read, but I think I'd like to read the book too.

  • Hastings75
    2018-12-11 01:06

    Believe this is the last one in the series so wanted to make the most of it - as it is also one of my favourite Agatha Christie.I finished the book with mixed feelings. Loved the pictorial representation of the novel and the adaption of the dialogue was well done. Unfortunately, I think the plot and the skill at which the murder is committed is lost in the telling in this pictorial version. Stopping short of making the version longer, not sure how this could have been resolved.Finished it wanting to dig out my Agatha Christie DVD collection and re-watch this classic!

  • *Swaroop*
    2018-11-29 06:27

    It's Agatha Christie! And, Hercule Poirot solves another mysterious crime...A story set on the beautiful resort of Burgh Island off the Devon coast, Evil Under The Sun is a good and quick mystery adventure.Monsieur Poirot - "But you forget, there is evil everywhere under the sun!"

  • Sally Sugarman
    2018-12-03 04:28

    This is a graphic novel adaptation of an Agatha Christie mystery. It is nicely drawn and quite bright in terms of the events taking place in a vacation spot on the English Riviera, wherever that is. The drawings of Poirot conform both to Christie’s description and the image we have of him from films and television. Having not read the original book, one can appreciate the various characters that are necessary as suspects in a Christie mystery. The question is whether the images limit the suspense of finding out who is the culprit. What is interesting is that Christie’s skill of misdirecting the reader is maintained when visualized whether in film or television or in this case the graphic novel. There is a nice mixture of long shots and close ups. It is not quite how Poirot’s little grey cells reach the conclusion that they do since there are not quite as many red herrings as usual. The experience of reading the story in this format is much briefer than either reading the original novel or watching a film of it. The book is visually appealing but it may be over too quickly to be as satisfying as reading the novel.

  • Jason
    2018-11-28 06:28

    This is one of those times I truly lament no being able to give half star ratings. I really liked this, but didn't "love" it, in the sense that it was truly entertaining and pretty quickly forgotten. To be fair, that's the way it is with most mysteries for me. Mysteries tend to focus on events and in-the-moment-motives and I think I prefer more character-driven storytelling. Nevertheless, Evil Under the Sun was probably my favorite of the four Christie GN adaptations I read. The reveal of how the murder was done was especially interesting and clever and nothing I'd come across before in my admittedly scant exposure to mystery writing. I also liked the setting, especially the unusual rock formation in the cliff. Little details like that pull you into the story because you want to actually be there. Not when a murder is taking place, of course. The artwork is good-fine lines and colors appropriate to a beach setting, but Didier's faces are a little weird.

  • Mary Ellen
    2018-11-28 04:26

    I'm on a mission to read all the non-manga/comic book type graphic novels in our library. This isn't my favorite type of graphic novel. I think these should be read for fun, but not to replace the original work. Anywho- there's that. On to the next!

  • Charles
    2018-12-15 02:09

    This book maintains the style of the Hercule Poirot stories and is likely better suited for the graphic novel format in that it is based on the sequential presentation of clues and the orderly mind of Poirot. It is August and Poirot is taking a holiday on what is known as the “English Riviera.” There is plenty of sun, quality food and drink and a wide variety of people staying at the hotel.After setting the stage with many different paths of intrigue and potential conflict, a woman is strangled. Due to the force needed to commit the murder, a female perpetrator is ruled out, even though there are several women that disliked the victim.The story has Poirot and a police detective conducting a set of interviews of the people that may have been involved, the goal is to both unravel their tales and then knit them together to make a coherent one that will identify the culprit(s). Several distractors are put forward to shift the reader’s focus from what is otherwise a sequential set of steps towards the solution.Since it is all of the mind with no fighting action, the events are easily and effectively transferred to the graphic novel format. At the end, Poirot reveals the events in sequence and the murderer(s), causing all of the actions to come together in the form of a complete jigsaw puzzle.The artwork is bright, befitting a holiday setting in a sunny location and the artist includes the images are of the real setting where Christie located the story. This is a nice additional feature to a murder mystery that is well adapted to the graphic novel format.

  • Becky B
    2018-11-26 06:09

    Poor Poirot. He is trying to get a holiday, but mysteries seem to follow the Belgian detective around. A body is discovered on an isolated beach on the island resort where Poirot and a few others are holidaying. The police gladly accept the help of Poirot's little grey cells in discovering who could have done it. For it seems that many have motive, but they also have alibis when the deed was done.Not my favorite Poirot only because a lot of the side characters are not nice people. It is a cunning mystery, though I think some of it was a teensy bit lost in translation into graphic novel form. The big reveal seemed to point out a few too many things that weren't even on reader's radar before. Oh well, still a decent mystery and it's always a pleasure to follow Poirot.Notes on content: One or two minor swear words. No sexual content, though there are several characters who don't value marriage very much and it's hinted they are having affairs. One death and one attempted suicide, but absolutely no blood or gore.

  • Lexi Herondale
    2018-11-21 00:06

    Went to London this past weekend and found myself wandering through Foyles. I picked this one up because I remembered reading the actual book and loving it. Well, I can say it was quite disappointing.

  • Tia Raina
    2018-12-09 04:26

    Haven't read the book form of this, but I love this whole series of illustrated Poirots. My Saturday brunch fix.

  • Luna Everblue
    2018-11-26 06:17

    Adequate, but I can't wait to read the original book version ^-^

  • Kathy Chung
    2018-11-30 00:10

    I love Hercule poirot. In here he look more pudgy than what I had imagined.