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Death on the Nile

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Colonel Race (3), Hercule Poirot (15)

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Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadotcoming February 11, 2022!

Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries.

The tranquility of a luxury 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 under the searing heat of the Egyptian sun, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

A sweeping mystery of love, jealousy, and betrayal, Death on the Nile is one of Christie's most legendary and timeless works.

"Death on the Nile is perfect." The Guardian

"One of her best. . . . First rate entertainment." Kirkus Reviews

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    Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (Porua)
    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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    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (MissBrangwen)
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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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To keep in mind i) two previous Poirot mysteries are minorly spoiled in this book (Murder on the Orient Express and and Lord Edgware Dies ) ii) the polarity of the pacing between the first and second half of the book: the first half's leisurely-paced presentation of the characters switches to a dizzyingly fast-paced second-half where the crime and its resolution take place. ( )
  Louisasbookclub | Jun 30, 2024 |
Another classic Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie. This one is set on a cruise on a river Nile. Quite an appealing one, because of the vivid characters and the dramatic love triangle at the center of the story. Almost everyone has something to hide, and the final solution caught me by surprise. As always, excellent plotting and misdirection by Dame Agatha. The only flaw for me is the unrealistic confession by the murderer once Poirot announces his solution, even though there was no definite proof and a stubborn denial would have been the best course of action for the murderer. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
A classic Christie, a newly married heiress is murdered on her honeymoon aboard the Nile steamer Karnak. Hercule Poirot is "en vacance" and well suited to investigate. Red herrings a plenty, more death and of course love before Poirot, assisted by Colonel Race, solves the puzzle. The use of a love triangle is a frequent motif for Christie and she reworks elements of this plot in a later book "Endless night" although the working of the story is very different. I followed up by watching the 1978 Ustinov adaptation (with it's all-star cast, slimmed down character list and increase in motives! A fun read. ( )
  Figgles | Apr 23, 2024 |
"If any misfortunes happen to my friends I drop them at once! It may seem heartless but it saves such trouble later!"

And as "The Girl Who Has Everything ", "Beautiful Linnet, Tall golden Linnet has made a lot of enemies!!!
This gem has stood the test of time.
As long as you can accept that wherever M. Poirot goes, a murder will occur, you will enjoy the novel. My #1 suspect was actually the murderer. I just couldn't figure out how it was pulled off. There are a few unexpected plot twists, and a really surprising ending! No wonder that Christie remains the top selling novelist of all time. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
This was my fourth, and favorite so far, Agatha Christie novel since I decided to challenge myself to read all of her novels over the next few years. It was the third in the Hercule Poirot series. A page turner from the beginning, this whodunnit was full of surprising twists and turns right up until the end. ( )
  bschweiger | Feb 4, 2024 |
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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
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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.
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Fiction. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML:

Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadotcoming February 11, 2022!

Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries.

The tranquility of a luxury 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 under the searing heat of the Egyptian sun, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

A sweeping mystery of love, jealousy, and betrayal, Death on the Nile is one of Christie's most legendary and timeless works.

"Death on the Nile is perfect." The Guardian

"One of her best. . . . First rate entertainment." Kirkus Reviews

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