Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Book - 2011
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Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She's the girl who has everything-including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©1938
ISBN: 9780062073556
0062073559
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Chr

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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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Logovore
Jul 29, 2015

Agatha Christie was one of the masters of the genre. However, it must be said that she was very much of her time and class. There are characterizations and situations which may have elicited only mild comment nearly eighty years ago when the book was first published, but which have become, in the intervening period, rightly unacceptable. It makes reading any of her work a sort of guilty pleasure. Something you read for the story, but which requires you to always keep in mind the society in which the author was writing (not unlike reading anything from, say the 1960s or -70s).

Very dated characters and classist, as well as racial prejudices are sprinkled throughout the story. Women are victims, even when they are bordering on criminal behaviour and are bad parents. Worth the read because Christie's plots are always interesting but a bit of an eye roll through some of the plot lines.

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darrylhahn
Aug 28, 2012

I, totally enjoyed spending some time with this one of the all time favoriates of Agatha Christie !

Totally enjoyed it !

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macierules
May 25, 2012

It's amazing how new editions of an old classic are so enticing! These new Agatha Christie paperbacks are terrific. Love her plots, even though I figured out who dunnit...

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Gitanjali9999
Aug 03, 2017

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

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