Death Comes as the End
- 336 Pages
- On-Sale Date: 11/19/2019
- ISBN: 9780062879714
- Trim Size: 6.000in x 9.000in x 0.757in
Agatha Christie’s ingenious novel of jealousy, betrayal, and serial killings in ancient Egypt, now available as a Harper Paperback
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 it was fate—she deserved to die like a snake!
But at her father’s house on the banks of the Nile, the priest’s daughter Renisenb believes that the woman’s death was suspicious. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within their household—and watches helplessly as the family’s passions explode in murder....
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 30 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.
“Agatha Christie was the absolute master of misdirection. No matter how logical we think we’re being when we read her, she always manages to send us swimming after her red herrings while ignoring that huge whale in the corner of the tank.” - Margaret Maron, award-winning author of the Deborah Knott Mysteries
“Startlingly new....My admiration for her leaps even higher.” - Observer (London)