About Appoinment with Death!!!

MystiqueMystique Karnataka, India Investigator

Hello There,

I just finished reading 'Appointment with Death' where Hercule Poirot features as detective. Its a good read and the climax was totally unexpected as is the case with most of Christie's novels/stories. I was just wondering about the cover page of this book which features a snake although there is no mention of any such thing in the whole story. Could this be an indicator to the puncture mark of the syringe on Mrs Boynton's wrist in the story/Mrs Boynton's attitude,behaviour may be...I am not sure though..I am interested to know what you guys think :)

Best Regards,

Mystique

Comments

  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    SPOILER Didn't Poirot invent a Snake to show how impressionable the Spinster is? I know he did invent something but not sure if it was a Snake.
  • tudestudes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ✭✭✭✭
     I don't remember. But, maybe, it could be because of the scenario? A trip to Petra where  occurs an excavation?
  • MatthewHawnMatthewHawn Iowa, United States Investigator
    The cover I have has a syringe and ball of yarn.  My book is rather old - probably printed in the mid-80's. 
  • MystiqueMystique Karnataka, India Investigator

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the sharing your views...

    Syringe and a ball of yarn is more apt I think..

    Anyways, reading "Murder in the Mews' at present...have a good day...


  • Poirot invents a spider, not a snake,- spoiler! -  to show that miss pierce is suggestible, and therefore, could have imagined Mrs. Boynton snorting.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭
    ThanksTaliavushay, I knew it was something like that.
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States mod
    I think that that Poirot tells Miss Pierce about the fictional spider in the Peter Ustinov movie version.  In the book, he asks Miss Pierce if he remembers her sneezing, but he did not sneeze.
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