Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Book - 2002
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Hilary Craven has been defeated by life. Her daughter has died, her husband has left her and she is convinced she has nothing left to live for. She has decided to leave England, and in an out-of-the-way spot in Morocco, end it all. A number of leading scientists have disappeared without a trace and concern is growing within the international community. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed? One woman may hold the key to the mystery, but Olive Betteron now lies in a hospital bed, dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by British secret agent Jessop, who will offer her a much more exciting way to die!
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002, c1954.
Edition: St. Martin's pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780312981686
9780062074102
Call Number: CHRISTIE
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Conspiracy -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: So many steps to death.

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AmeliaBethany
Oct 07, 2017

It has an interesting start, but then slows down and gets dull until the end. I still enjoyed it and especially enjoyed this line, "And with long graceful steps Mademoiselle Maricot walked out of the small salon and out of the story". I think it amused me to have a character that didn't matter introduced and walk right out of a story.

EuSei Jan 12, 2016

Another good book, not my favorite, but a nice read. Some unlikely moments, but, hey, it's fiction! Well written as are all Mrs. Christie's books.

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Eosos
Apr 01, 2015

One of Christie's stand alone books, this one is mostly set in Morocco, Africa. Having just returned from that part of the world when I read this book, I was highly amused to see that much of the treatment of tourists really hasn’t changed.

This is one of the authors more action packed stories, combining elements of thriller, mystery and spy novels into one little book. Not perhaps the best of this authors books but enjoyable nonetheless.

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newfieshawn
Nov 07, 2014

a good book but not her best work but still enjoyed it

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kimh454
Aug 05, 2014

loved it. it was exciting and had a lot of plot twists. not a poirot or marple mystery, however. christie isn't as famous for her books that don't feature either of them, though they're just as good.

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randalljay
Sep 22, 2009

This is one of AC's better "adventure" stories.

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