On a flight to London from Paris, a sleepy Hercule Poirot awakes to find fellow passenger Mme Giselle murdered by a poisoned dart. The murderer must be one of the ten passengers and two stewards aboard the flight, but when the facts lead Poirot nowhere fast, he realises that there is a real danger the case may never be solved.
In 1935, the year this novel was published, a regular London-Paris air service began – using converted bombers for the aircraft.
The Times Literary Supplement said of the book, “It will be a very acute reader who does not receive a complete surprise at the end.” It was adapted for TV with David Suchet as Poirot in 1992.
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