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Agatha Christie
Death in the Clouds

To Ormond Beadle

First Published

Collins, London, Jul. 1935
Dodd Mead, New York, Mar. 1935 as "Death in the Air"
The Saturday Evening Post, Feb.9-Mar.16 1935 as 'Death in the Air'


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp.

What Poirot did not yet realise was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.


1. Paris to Croydon
2. Discovery
3. Croydon
4. The Inquest
5. After the Inquest
6. Consultation
7. Probabilities
8. The List
9. Elise Grandier
10. The Little Black Book
11. The American
12. At Horbury Chase
13. At Antoine's
14. At Muswell Hill
15. In Bloomsbury
16. Plan of Campaign
17. In Wandsworth
18. In Queen Victoria Street
19. Enter and Exit Mr Robinson
20. In Harley Street
21. The Three Clues
22. Jane Takes a New Job
23. Anne Morisot
24. A Broken Finger-Nail
25. 'I Am Afraid'
26. After Dinner Speech


Hercule Poirot, Jane Grey, Norman Gale, Madame Giselle, Venetia Kerr, Jean Dupont, Daniel Clancy, Mitchell, Inspector Fornier

Movie & TV

Death in the Clouds
Agahta Christie's POIROT IV, 1992
director Stephen Whittaker
writer William Humble
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Philip Jackson(Japp), Sarah Woodward(Jane Grey), Shaun Scott(Norman Gale), Richard Ireson(Inspector Fournier), David Firth(Lord Horbury), Cathryn Harrison(Lady Horbury), Amanda Royle(Venetia Kerr), Eve Pearce(Madame Giselle), Jenny Downham(Anne Fiselle), Roger Heathcott(Daniel Clancy), Guy Manning(Jean Dupont), Gabrielle Lloyd(Elise), John Bleasdall(Mitchell), Harry Audley(Raymond)
Kumo no naka no shi
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Yukiyoshi Ohashi,
cast/voice Kotaro Satomi(Poirot)


  1. Official Site: Death in the Clouds
  2. Wikipedia: Death in the Clouds
  3. IMDb: Poirot: Death in the Clouds (1992)
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