In the novel Appointment with Death, Raymond Boynton is the stepson of Mrs Boynton. He is smitten with Sarah King. They later marry.

Portrayals

Appointment with Death (1988 film)

In the 1988 film adaption of Appointment with Death, Raymond Boynton is portrayed by John Terlesky. This portrayal is fairly faithful to the original novel. His conversation with Carol Boynton about their mother needing to die is depicted, as is their plan to kill her by injecting her with a syringe of air, something which he read about in a mystery magazine. Like in the original, he pairs off with Sarah King at the end.

Appointment with Death (2008)

In the 2008 ITV adaption of Appointment with Death, Raymond Boynton is portrayed by Tom Riley. In this case, he is adopted rather than a stepson. Leonard Boynton does not live with the others in the family. Raymond appears to assist Lady Boynton in her business affairs. At one point he says to her that he is uneasy being so far away and out of touch with developments on Wall Street. He first meets Sarah King when he comes forward to help her after she collapses from heat exhaustion near in a marketplace near their hotel. His conversation with Carol is depicted in abbreviated form but there is no admission of a plot to kill their adoptive mother during the denouement. In this adaptation, Raymond also pairs off with Sarah King at the end.

Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie

In Rendez-vous avec la mort, the French Televisions adaptation of the novel, the parallel character is Louis Berg.

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