To Richard and Myra Mallock
to remind them of their journey to Petra
- Collins, London, May. 1938
- Daily Mail, Jan.19-Feb.19 1938 as 'A Date with Death'
- Dodd Mead, New York, 1938
- Collier's Weekly, Aug.28-Oct.23 1937
(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)
Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her.
With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercules Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met ...
Emily Boynton, Lennox Boynton, Nadine Boynton, Raymond Boynton, Carol Boynton, Ginevra Boynton, Jefferson Cope, Dr.Sarah King, Lady Westholme, Colonel Carbury, Hercule Poirot
Movie & TV
- Appointment with Death, 1988 (USA)
- director Michael Winner
- writer Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman, Michael Winner
- cast Peter Ustinov(Poirot), Piper Laurie(Emily Boynton), Nicholas Guest(Lennox Boynton), Carrie Fisher(Nadine Boynton), John Terlesky(Raymond Boynton), Valerie Richards(Carol Boynton), Amber Bezer(Ginevra Boynton), David Soul(Jefferson Cope), Jenny Seagrove(Dr. Sarah King), Lauren Bacall(Lady Westholme)
- Appointment with Death
- Agahta Christie's POIROT XI, 2008
- director Ashley Pearce
- writer Guy Andrews
- cast David Suchet(Hercule Poirot), Zakaria Atifi(Mahmoud), Zoe Boyle(Ginevra Boynton), Cheryl Campbell(Lady Boynton), Christina Cole(Dr. Sarah King), Emma Cunniffe(Carol Boynton), Tim Curry(Lord Greville Boynton), Jawad Elalami, Paul Freeman(Colonel Carbury), Mark Gatiss(Leonard Boynton), Beth Goddard(Sister Agnieszka), John Hannah(Dr. Gerard), Elizabeth McGovern(Dame Celia Westholme), Christian McKay(Jefferson Cope), Angela Pleasence(Nanny), Tom Riley(Raymond Boynton)
- Official Site: Appointment with Death
- Wikipedia: Appointment with Death
- IMDb: Appointment with Death (1988)
- IMDb: Poirot: Appointment with Death (2008)