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Death Comes as the End

Death Comes as the End
Agatha Christie

A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BCIt is Egypt, 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 she deserved to die like a snake.Yet Renisenb, the priest’s daughter, believes that the woman’s death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father’s household.As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.

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First published in Great Britain by Collins, The Crime Club 1944

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Source ISBN: 9780008196325

Ebook Edition © March 2017 ISBN: 9780007422265

Version: 2017-04-11

Dedication (#ulink_39f34572-a516-56f7-be52-36631fd579ea)

TO PROFESSOR S.R.K. GLANVILLE

Dear Stephen,

It was you who originally suggested to me the idea of a detective story set in Ancient Egypt, and but for your active help and encouragement this book would never have been written.

I want to say here how much I have enjoyed all the interesting literature you have lent me and to thank you once more for the patience with which you have answered my questions and for the time and trouble you have expended. The pleasure and interest which the writing of the book has brought to me you already know.

Your affectionate and grateful friend,

Contents

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Copyright (#u340c305a-613c-5a18-ba6f-9732f3944ad0)

Dedication (#ubb14b739-07ae-57a9-ac23-4ea709701c2e)

Author’s Note (#u38148a85-909b-59f4-8d22-6f1fc9c2817a)

PART ONE: Inundation (#u1f32757a-26b2-55d8-818c-b873595051cb)

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5. Fourth Month—5th Day (#ua462de3f-8e98-5e64-934e-6252df5c062a)

PART TWO: Winter (#u6929a66f-1f95-51d4-8a2e-5c3306d2042f)

6. First Month—4th Day (#u4296ab41-a7e0-560b-941b-3f47883866c7)

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