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Death on the Nile

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Colonel Race (3), Hercule Poirot (17)

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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.… (more)
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    Porua: Hercule Poirot and holidays never get on well together. Wherever Poirot goes death seems to stalk him. If anyone enjoys Death on the Nile s/he should also enjoy Evil under the Sun. Both books feature not only Poirot in a holiday mood but also women who are fatally attractive and men who desperately fall for them. But then things are not always what they seem.… (more)
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    Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon (Smiler69)
    Smiler69: Donna Leon must have read many Agatha Christie novels in her day. Her series of murder mysteries are all set in Venice, Italy.

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cast of characters on a boat up the Nile. Who killed who? Hercule Poirot solves the mystery.
  MartyB2000 | May 2, 2022 |
There’s a good reason why Agatha Christie is called the Queen of Mystery ( )
  Sunandsand | Apr 30, 2022 |
3.5 ( )
  protoplasm | Apr 25, 2022 |
This was a disappointing read. I went into this expecting to come out raving about how good it is, but unfortunately, not the case. In a mystery book, the two important aspects are the characters and a challenging mystery. This book failed on both and more, now roll the reasons!

The characters
When you like the characters, it makes a mystery story all the more better, however, I didn't enjoy reading about any of the characters. AT ALL.
The characters weren't written realistically and that's an important part of a mystery novel since obviously we have murders in real life and the portrayal of the characters dealing with the situation was not good at all. The characters fell flat for me and felt like they were one dimensional.

The setting
This book is set in Egypt and it excited me at first, I was hoping for some beautiful descriptions of the place but we didn't get this. The fact that the title mentions the Nile made me assume Egypt was going to be a huge part of the story. Something else to note: There were a few awkward racist descriptions throughout the book but back then, obviously they had different views and things back then and what wasn't racist back then is now racist/not politically correct.

Thank goodness this book was short because I was not invested in at at all, and it was just so boring and dull! The mystery did not captivate me, the characters made me yawn. The book was just a complete and utter bore.

The mystery
I wasn't much enthralled by the mystery aspect and it didn't feel like something very complicated and challenging for the characters to solve.

Concluding thoughts:
Though a short book, it was still an utter bore and has got many faults, if these aspects were improved, would have made this book enjoyable.
I have never read an Agatha Christie book before and this makes me worry about what her other ones are like.
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  crazynerd | Mar 30, 2022 |
Currently, Death on the Nile, the movie has opened to a hungry public anxious to return to the cinema. The Agatha Christie novel delights with the tale of three murders on a trip down the Nile. As even the reviews and plot summaries suggest the first murder is Linnet Ridgeway, a young, beautiful heiress. Men fall at her feet and women adore her. Instead of marrying a stuffy English lord, Linnet steals the lover of her oldest and dearest friend, Jackie de Bellefont. Simon Doyle and Linnet plan to honeymoon on a Nile river trip. Much to the surprise of everyone, Jackie books passage on this cruise. Murder and mayhem follow the flow of the river. Agatha must be a lover of Shakespeare, as many of the couplings resemble Shakespeare’s twist of lovers. The setting and dialogue present a well versed and funny novel at times. ( )
  delphimo | Mar 12, 2022 |
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Linnet Rideway es una joven agraciada y millonaria que lo posee todo. Su amiga, Jacqueline de Bellefort, no menos hermosa aunque pobre, sólo tiene amor de su prometido Simon Doyle. Sin embargo, Simon acaba casándose con Linnet. El nuevo matrimonio inicia un crucero por el Nilo a bordo de Karnak y durante el viaje, que habría de haber sido el mejor viaje de su vida, Linnet muere asesinada. Tras su asesinato se suceden otros que serán investigados por Hercule Poirot, que viaja en el mismo crucero.
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Alves, IsabelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Anthoff, GerdNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baeckström, BirgitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biermann, PiekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Billi, NataliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Champon, EliseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Correy, Michael P.Designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dossena, GiampaoloForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Driesbach, ElizabethDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fornas, JordiCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goldman, NewtonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If there were only any peace in Egypt I should like it better," said Mrs. Allerton. "But you can never be alone anywhere. Someone is always pestering you for money, or offering you donkeys, or beads, or expeditions to native villages, or duck shooting.
It’s so dreadfully easy...killing people… And you begin to feel that it doesn’t matter…That it’s only you that matters! It’s dangerous...that.
How true is the saying that man was forced to invent work in order to escape the strain of having to think.
They conceive a certain theory, and everything has to fit into that theory. If one little fact will not fit it, they throw it aside. But it is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant.
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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.

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