Death Comes As the End (1945)
Up next is a novel similar in multiple deaths as in Ten Little Indians, and that novel is Death Comes
As the End. Set in Egypt, 4,000 years ago, it is a domestic murder mystery that begins when the temple priest
Imhotep brings home a young concubine. Nofret, the concubine, is left behind and anger and hatred start brewing.
Before Imhotep returns to his family again, Nofret is murdered. Imhotep threatens his sons' inheritance and
accuses the entire family of murdering Nofret.
Little by little, members of the family start dying. As the novel
continues, the reader's idea of the murderer changes as suspects die themselves. By the end, six members of the
family will have died. The interesting thing of this novel is that Christie can show us that she can put a
domestic murder anywhere and anytime. The plot is a simple one this time, but it's handled carefully with plenty
of suspense, motives, and methods of murder. Indeed, evil exists among families in ancient Egypt, too.