Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Hercule Poirot Series, Book 15

eBook - 2005
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The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything … until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed …
Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9780061760174
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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EljayJohnson
Nov 12, 2019

I've only read two other Christies and enjoyed them both a lot, so I don't know why I haven't read more. This is as classic a mystery as it comes: a group of disparate people in a confined setting (a boat cruise on the Nile), someone is murdered, the guilty fiend must be one of them. Very Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick. I guessed whodunit in the last 30 pages but didn't get the howdunit. Well-written and great fun.

This is such a good book and a must read for mystery lovers!
Notice: Some of the characters used the D-word, not all the time but often enough I thought I should mention it.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 19, 2018

In this book, the queen of detective fiction, Agatha Christie, shows her careful and keen observation of human nature through a cruel and well planned murder. Yet in a sympathetic, unexpected and romantic way. The exotic location Egypt, and the Nile in specific, in which the main story took place adds to the mystery and uncertainty. Death on the Nile first introduced me to Christie’s work and it well represents her clear logic and rich imagination. However, compared to other detective novels of hers, the plot of this book develops relatively slowly despite of the fact that the death is almost destined at the very beginning. In general, Death on the Nile is worth reading. 4.5/5. @Vayne of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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therapymutt
Dec 08, 2018

loved it

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Vista05
Jul 14, 2018

The beginning I found a little confusing because a lot of characters were introduced in the first 50 pages or so. After that the book is amazing, just like all of Agatha Christies other books. I would recommend it to lots of people.

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Alexisbellinger
Feb 13, 2018

Agatha is the Queen. Whenever I think that she is going for something predictable, she surprises you. There's also a lot of literary merit in her work that people don't talk about. I liked this one in particular because the characters are so vivid and the twist caught me off guard.

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JLHCKY
Jan 19, 2018

One of the reasons author Agatha Christie was so popular in her early days, this book came out in 1937, was the travelogue component of her books at a time when few people could afford to get travel fever. Egypt, Cairo and the Nile with their exotic antiquities was just such a destination. Hercule Poirot is on vacation and takes the Karnak up river on a seven day cruise. He is surprised to encounter an old friend Captain Race. They could be on board with three different criminals, a terrorist, a thief, and a murderer. Or is it four? Are they one and the same? Are they even here? Linnet Doyle, a fabulously wealthy, beautiful and young woman on her honeymoon is also on board with husband Simon. As her enemies pile up, Poirot senses danger and sets out to warn some of the passengers. We should all take a trip up the Nile with Christie and her detective - even for a second time!

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Gitanjali9999
Aug 03, 2017

Really good book! After about the first 100 pages or so, things really start to get interesting, but the first part definitely is worth reading closely-- important details and clues are hinted at there. I loved how the mystery seemed to get more complicated at every turn, and, of course, at the end (spoiler alert) nothing turned out like I could have guessed! It seemed like it would be simple to figure out, because the murder was done in an enclosed area with only a select cast of characters who could have been the culprit, but in fact it was not easy at all to find out "whodunnit."
So overall, a great read. I would definitely recommend it. Easily the best Agatha Christie novel I have read, other than And Then There Were None (also published as Ten Little Indians). If you liked Death On The Nile, read And Then There Were None. It is similar in the sense that it is also a "locked door" mystery, as someone else in the comments described it, but also nearly impossible to figure out until the true murderers are only revealed at the end. They are both intriguing mysteries, and once I started reading, I couldn't stop! :)

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maspochni591
Nov 26, 2016

This is easily one of the best Agathe Christie books I've ever read. The characters are both sympathetic and full of alibis. This however, doesn't stop Poirot from solving the murder of a newly wed heiress. The twist is well written and the plot is one of the best Christie has ever written.

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alegna_nosnibor
Apr 06, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It definitely shows that there is a very thin line between obsessive love and insanity. Christie kept me going back and forth trying to decide who was guilty. I thought in the beginning who it was, but she caused me to question that thought. That is good writing in my opinion.

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AnnaAreal
Feb 15, 2019

A brilliant book with beautifully developed characters and character relations that take you back in time. This book is about the murder of an extremely wealthy and beautiful young girl, Linnet Doyle, l loved by many who was killed on her honeymoon. It's impossible that the only person that ever expressed any desire to harm her could have murdered her. Her old close friend who was originally engaged to Linnets newly wed husband. But maybe Linnet had more enemies than she let on.

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Gitanjali9999
Aug 03, 2017

Violence: Well, it's a murder mystery. There is some death.

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