Appointment With Death
Following the death of their father, the Boynton children are left firmly under the control of their despised stepmother, Emily Boynton, when his estate is bequeathed solely to her. To clear the air of death, Mrs Boynton takes the entire family on a tour of Europe and the Holy Land, during which her control and meddling in her stepchildren's and her own daughter's lives is apparent to all.
An assorted group of travelers are staying at a Jerusalem hotel: Lady Westholme and her companion, a young English doctor and her French colleague, a debonair American and a pugnacious Lancashire man. Another guest, Mrs. Boynton, is a domineering American invalid with four stepchildren whose facade of devotion masks enough hatred to murder her as could the doctor whose affection for Raymond Boynton is being obstructed by the old lady.