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Agatha Christie
Death Comes as the End

Dear Stephen,
It was you who originally suggested to me the idea of a detective story set in Ancient Egypt, and but for your active help and encouragement this book would never have been written.
I want to say here how much I have enjoyed all the interesting literature you have lent me and to thank you once more for the patience with which you have answered my qustions and for the time and trouble you have expended. The pleasure and interest which the writing of the book has brought to me you already know.

Your affectionate and grateful friend, Agatha Christie 

First Published

Collins, London, Mar. 1945
Dodd Mead, New York, Oct. 1944


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

It is Egypt in 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake.

Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household.


Esa, Henet, Hori, Imhotep, Ipy, Kait, Kameni, Divine Father Mersu, Nofret, Renisenb, Satipy, Sobek, Yahmose


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