Review of 'Death Comes as the End'

Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

Set in ancient Egypt, Christie takes us into another time so tragically similar to ours as one by one the members of a wealthy family are murdered. The story is told from the viewpoint of Renisenb, the grand-daughter of Imhotep (a wealthy business man) whose two sons seem to conspire at every turn against him – made even worse when he returns from Memphis with a concubine: Nofret who makes no secret of her dislike of the rest of the family. This begins a family feud that seems to leave very few survivors. Christie keeps you guessing to the last few pages as to who has done it (since more of the characters could have for any number of reasons) but leads to a satisfying conclusion. A good read with a number of unexpected twists and an interesting story of a different time.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Genre: Crime/Mystery

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