Death in the Clouds
To Ormond Beadle
Collins, London, Jul. 1935
Dodd, Mead, New York, Mar. 1935 as "Death in the Air"
The Saturday Evening Post, Feb.9-Mar.16 1935 as 'Death in the Air'


From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp.
What Poirot did not yet realise was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.


1. Paris to Croydon
2. Discovery
3. Croydon
4. The Inquest
5. After the Inquest
6. Consultation
7. Probabilities
8. The List
9. Elise Grandier
10. The Little Black Book
11. The American
12. At Horbury Chase
13. At Antoine's
14. At Muswell Hill
15. In Bloomsbury
16. Plan of Campaign
17. In Wandsworth
18. In Queen Victoria Street
19. Enter and Exit Mr Robinson
20. In Harley Street
21. The Three Clues
22. Jane Takes a New Job
23. Anne Morisot
24. A Broken Finger-Nail
25. 'I Am Afraid'
26. After Dinner Speech


Hercule Poirot, Jane Grey, Norman Gale, Madame Giselle, Venetia Kerr, Jean Dupont, Daniel Clancy, Mitchell, Inspector Fornier

Films & TV

Death in the Clouds, ITV/UK, 1992
Agahta Christie's POIROT IV
Kumo no naka no shi, NHK/JP, 2005
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead, Putnam


Popular Library






Western Europe covers

La mort dans les nuages

French index

Le Masque (#218) 1936

Club des Masques (#128) 1971

Le Livre de Poche (#5443) 1980


Moord in het vliegtuig / Poirot's Vliegtocht

Dutch index


Tod in den Wolken

German index


Northern Europe covers

Den Flygande döden

Swedish index

Døden i luften / Døden i skyerne / Døden i skyggen

Danish index

Døden i flyet

Norwegian index

Lentävä kuolema

Finnish index

Morð um borð

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Surm pilvedes / Surm pilvede kohal

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Nāve mākoņos

Mirtis debesyse

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Southern Europe covers

Delitto in cielo

Italian index

Un Delitto in cielo

Delitto in cielo

Muerte en las nubes

Spanish index

Mort en els núvols

Morte nas Nuvens

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Για γάμο ή για κηδεία / Θάνατος πάνω απο τα σύννεφα

Greek index

Για γάμο ή για κηδεία

Θάνατος πάνω απο τα σύννεφα

Smrt u oblacima

former Yugoslavia index

Smrt u oblacima

former Yugoslavia index

Smrt v oblakih

former Yugoslavia index

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Smrť vo vzduchu / Smrť v oblakoch

Slovak index

Smrt v oblacích

Czech index

Halál a felhők között / Halál a felhők fölött / Poirot gyanúba esik

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Смърт в облаците

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Śmierć w chmurach

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Moarte in nori / Moarte printre nori

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موت في السحاب / جريمة في الفضاء / موتٌ وسط الغيوم / جريمة في الجو

Arabic index

موت في السحاب

جريمة في الفضاء

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موتٌ وسط الغيوم

جريمة في الجو

مرگ در میان ابرها / کتاب قتل در آسمان

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مرگ در میان ابرها

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ගුවනේ සිටි මාරයා

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Cái Chết Giữa Thinh Không

空中驚魂記 / 云中奇案 / 雲中謀殺疑案 / 謀殺在雲端 / 云中命案 / 空中疑案

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雲をつかむ死 / 大空の死 / マダム・ジゼル殺人事件

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