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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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...

crankylibrarian Sep 06, 2011

The murder mystery as morality play. A simple pleasure cruise down the Nile is tainted by deception, jealousy, revenge, thwarted ambition, kleptomania and alcoholism. No one (almost) is quite what he or she seems, but everyone gets what they deserve, thanks to the brilliance and earnest humanity of Hercule Poirot.

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kalio
Dec 14, 2009

Agatha Christie is the queen of the ?locked room? mystery, and a boat is the ultimate locked room. Unless you?ve got a murderer willing to jump ship into watery depths, the suspect has to be onboard. This is the situation dapper detective Hercule Poirot finds when he boards a steamer ship to travel in slow luxury up the Nile River into the land of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. His traveling companions include lovely young heiress Linnet Doyle and her handsome new but working-class husband. And shadowing them is Mr. Doyle?s ex-fiancé, Jackie, the girl he dropped to marry wealth and beauty. When Linnet winds up dead in her bed one morning, Jackie seems like the obvious candidate for murder?except that she has an ironclad alibi. Everyone, it seems, has an ironclad alibi, but no one is a match for Agatha Christie?s meticulous, observant Hercule Poirot and his ?little grey cells.? This is one of Christie?s best and most popular whodunits and it?s got it all?ingenious plot, suspects a-plenty, exotic locale, glamour, romance, and a boat to boot.

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Gitanjali9999
Aug 03, 2017

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

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