Memphis Reads – Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

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Marilyn reviews DEATH COMES AS THE END by Agatha Christie (Bantam Books, 1984, c1944)

Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie is set in Ancient Egypt. Reniseneb lives on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes in Egypt about 2000 B.C.

Reniseneb’s family will soon be killed, and because of this, she can trust only two people, Esa, a relative, and her friend, the family’s scribe, Hori. It is up to Reniseneb, Esa, and Hori to identify the silent killer by using their wits alone. Reniseneb has suspected the killer might be even someone within her family. Unfortunately, she has no real proof, but she does have Esa’s and Hori’s suspicions and loyalty. These suspicions are keeping Renisene alive.The killer must be exposed, but first Reniseneb must stay alive.

When I initially chose this book I expected a Poirot or Miss Marple mystery and for it to be set in the late 19th century. This story was a pleasant surprise when I discovered the mystery was set in ancient Egypt. Like her other stories, Agatha Christie will have readers wondering to the end who the killer is.

Marilyn U., Staff