Appointment with Death
To Richard and Myra Mallock
to remind them of their journey to Petra
UK
Collins, London, May. 1938
Daily Mail, Jan.19-Feb.19 1938 as 'A Date with Death'
US
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1938
Collier's Weekly, Aug.28-Oct.23 1937

Plot

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 ...

Characters

Emily Boynton, Lennox Boynton, Nadine Boynton, Raymond Boynton, Carol Boynton, Ginevra Boynton, Jefferson Cope, Dr.Sarah King, Lady Westholme, Colonel Carbury, Hercule Poirot

Appointment with Death (play)

Full Length Play / Drama(Mystery/Thriller) / More than 120 minutes
dramatised by Agatha Christie
Presented at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, on 31st March 1945, with the following cast of characters: (in the order of their appearance)

MRS BOYNTONMary Clare
GINEVRA BOYNTONDeryn Kerbey
LENNOX BOYNTONIan Labbock
NADINE BOYNTONBeryl Machin
LIFT BOYJohn Clennon
AFDERMAN HIGGSPercy Walsh
CLEARKAnthony Dorset
BEDOUIN
LADY WESTHOLMEJanet Burnell
MISS PRYCEJoan Hickson
DR GERARDGerard Hinze
SARAH KINGCarla Lehmann
JEFFERSON COPEAlan Sedgwick
RAYMOND BOYNTONJohn Wynn
DRAGOMANHarold Berens
COLONEL CARBERYOwen Reynolds
LADY VISITORCherry Herbert
HOTEL VISITORCorinne Whitehouse, Joseph Blanehard

The play derected by Terence de Marney

Synopsis of scenes

ACT I
The lounge of the KingSolomon Hotel, Jerusalem. Afternoon
ACT II
SCENE 1 The Traveller's Camp at Petra. Early afternoon. A week later
SCENE 2 The same. Three hours later
ACT III
SCENE 1 The same. The following morning
SCENE 2 The same. The same afternoon.
Time: the present
 

Films & TV

Appointment with Death, CBS/US, 1951
TV drama list
Appointment with Death, UK, 1988
Film list
Appointment with Death, ITV/UK, 2009
Agahta Christie's POIROT XI
Abriaa Wa Laken, 2015; Innocent... However, Lebanon
TV drama list
Rendez-vous avec la mort, FR, 2019
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2
Shitono Yakusoku, JP, 2021
TV drama list

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Samuel French

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Audio
ISIS Audio Books, 1994; ISBN:9781856956697
HarperCollins, 2001; ISBN:9780007135776
Macmillan Digital Audio, 2007; ISBN:9780230015593
Macmillan Digital Audio, 2003; ISBN:9781405006248
AudioGO, 2006; ISBN:9781572705234
Audio Partners, 2006; ISBN:9781572705241
AudioGO, 2011; ISBN:9781609983338
BBC Physical Audio, 2002; ISBN:9780563536499
BBC Worldwide, 2020
HarperCollins, 2003; ISBN:9780007161089
HarperAudio, 2012
HarperCollins, 2007

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Rendez-vous avec la mort

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Le Masque (#420) 1952

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