Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile[Epub] ❧ Death on the Nile By Agatha Christie – The tranuillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head She was young stylish and beautiful a girl who had everything until she los The tranuillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head She was young stylish and beautiful a girl who had everything until she lost her life Hercule Poirot recalls 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 is ever uite what it seems.

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  • 214 pages
  • Death on the Nile
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 28 October 2015
  • 9780553119220

10 thoughts on “Death on the Nile

  1. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    ”’What a lot of enemies you must make Linnet’‘Enemies?’ Linnet looked surprisedJoanna nodded and helped herself to a cigarette‘Enemies my sweet You’re so devastatingly efficient And you’re so frightfully good at doing the right thing’Linnet laughed‘Why I haven’t got an enemy in the world’” Linnet Doyle is on her honeymoon in Egypt with the husband she recently stole from one of her best friends Not only is Linnet filthy rich but also gorgeous sophisticated and charming Some might say a nearly perfect human being except for stealing Jacueline de Bellefort’s man Not only was Simon the most amazing thing that had ever happened to Jacueline but she was also socially on the other side of the tracks from Linnet Once Linnet showed interest Simon had no chance and Jacueline was jilted Linnet like Jolene from the Dolly Parton song could have any man ”Jolene Jolene Jolene JoleneI'm begging of you please don't take my manJolene Jolene Jolene JolenePlease don't take him just because you canYour beauty is beyond compareWith flaming locks of auburn hairWith ivory skin and eyes of emerald greenYour smile is like a breath of springYour voice is soft like summer rainAnd I cannot compete with you Jolene” I’ve got to be frank here this was a bitch move This is not a case of love at first sight where they were moved by high passions or soul mates finally finding each other It almost seems like Jacueline has vetted this guy and she really likes him so he will do nicely as a husband Stealing a woman’s man practically off the church altar will create a mortal enemy a soul deep enemy Jacueline follows them to Egypt on their honeymoon and makes sure that she turns up in their path showing her stricken face as often as possible As revenge goes it is pretty good and certainly proves unnerving to the “loving” couple Is it any great surprise that Linnet ends up murdered on the boat on the Nile and Jacueline is the number one suspect? The open and shut case becomes uite complicated because there is one man on the boat who weighs all the evidence and sifts all the minutia to find the sands of truth Hercule Poirot knows what he likes and what he does not He has impeccable manners even when he is accusing someone ofmurder If people conducted their business in the Poirot manner it would be a much less chaotic world ”But to succeed in life every detail should be arranged well beforehand”Of course murder finds him wherever he goes like an ancient curse One of the passengers Tim Allerton makes a very rash statement regarding my favorite Belgian detective ”’Perhaps the truth will be known before then’‘Why should it be?’‘Monsieur Poirot may find out’‘That old mountebank? He won’t find out anything He’s all talk and moustaches’”Blasphemy His moustaches would tie your moustaches if you dared to grow them into knots Mr AllertonMr Allerton has a few secrets of his own which the “old mountebank” will ferret out in his spare time while trying to solve a murder or two or threeI won’t talk any about the plot I don’t want anyone getting their knickers in a twist or their boxers in a bunch over whether I have revealed too much So I will talk about something that Agatha Christie does which is so enjoyable She usually makes references to other cases in other books which either makes me gleeful because I fully recognize the reference or makes me slightly pensive like a schoolboy called on with no answer to give Either way she makes me think about other books she has written which is a brilliant way to make me read of her books She makes references to The Mystery of the Blue Train Murder in Mesopotamia and Cards on the Table but my favorite was”’Once on the Orient Express I investigated a murder There was a little matter of a scarlet kimono It had disappeared and yet it must be on the train I found it where do you think? In my own locked suitcase Ah It was an impertinence that’” The cast of Murder on the Orient ExpressA few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of going to see the latest version of Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot on the big screen in the theater It was amazing The scenery is so lovely the snow the mountains the train The cast is a list of Hollywood icons who deliver superb performances Branagh’s crisp blue eyes looked like infinity pools I came out of that movie thinking everyone used to dress so NICE Why don’t I dress like that with such care now? So when Poirot mentions the scarlet kimono which makes an appearance in the new film I felt a wave of nostalgia for a movie I had just watched a few weeks ago Of course I’ve had a long relationship with the story going back decades Interesting enough and why I decided to read Death on the Nile as my next Poirot they tease us with mentioning it at the end of Murder on the Orient Express intimating that if this movie does well the next one will be Death on the Nile If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  2. Dita says:

    Oh Agatha you never ever disappointHow I would love to have lunch with you you brilliant badass

  3. Candi says:

    45 stars I like an audience I must confess I am vain you see I am puffed up with conceit I like to say ‘See how clever is Hercule Poirot’Well this confession from the renowned detective may very well be true but I admit it is one of the reasons I love him so He also has integrity and class and a really swell mustache Reading Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories never fail to entertain and to comfort In my part of the country we are bracing for a winter storm with heaps of snow and frigid temperatures The dark dreary days and the vision of my least favorite season stretching well into March are threatening to cause a case of wintertime funk Fortunately I can get lost in a book; and in this instance I can further imagine myself far far away – cruising down the Nile River with Poirot and company I’ll even take a boatload of potential murderers as my company at this point Anything to escape for a bitThe super rich drop dead gorgeous Linnet Ridgeway is on her honeymoon in Egypt on her honeymoon with her best friend’s former fiancé I should add Jacueline de Bellefort may have been cast aside but she is not going to let Linnet and Simon Doyle revel in their marriage without being a thorn a very large thorn in their sides When she pops up once again and boards the same boat down the Nile the newlyweds know it couldn’t really be a coincidence Poirot showing up on holiday at the same time and place is rather fortuitous however There may be a few folks on board this pleasure cruise that are not at all happy to see the detective holiday or not We uickly learn that than one person just might consider Linnet to be his or her enemy As usual there are plenty of suspects and it was a delight meeting each and every one and trying to sort out the multiple motives for murder Do people interest you too Monsieur Poirot? Or do you reserve your interest for potential criminals?Madame—that category would not leave many people outside itA lush setting elegant and mysterious characters lively dialogue and murder combine to make a very satisfying read I had fun working alongside Poirot who naturally won’t share all of his ideas with anyone including the dear reader I thought I had it figured out a few times but I’m easily fooled by all the red herrings That’s okay I like being distracted by it all Highly recommended for mystery lovers and Agatha Christie fans I had been eager to read this one ever since I had seen Murder on the Orient Express in theaters last year and found out that an adaptation was in the works for this book as well I can’t wait to get in line for my ticket when it’s released 45 stars Do not open your heart to evil Because—if you do—evil will comeYes very surely evil will comeIt will enter in and make its home within you and after a little while it will no longer be possible to drive it out

  4. Brina says:

    It is 1937 and Cairo is still considered a jewel of a city to rival Paris The rich and famous flock there to enjoy her night life and cruise the Nile to see the pyramids Such is the backdrop for Dame Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile starring Hercule Poirot As in many of Poirot's cases this mystery features a young heiress multiple motives for murder and criminals traveling under assumed names All these facets add up to a fun page turning whodunit Upon turning twenty one Linnet Ridgeway stands to inherit her father's fortune Meanwhile her best childhood friend Jacueline de Belleforte has come upon hard times during the worldwide depression Her fiancé Simon Doyle is out of work and the couple seek out Ridgeway in hopes that she is able to assist one or both of them in finding work Then the unthinkable happens Ridgeway desires Doyle for herself and steals him away from de Belleforte They travel to Cairo for their honeymoon with de Belleforte closely stalking their every move Famous detective Hercule Poirot happens to be enjoying a holiday on the same Nile cruise Although on vacation his companion Colonel Race happens to be on the same voyage on a tip that a serial killer is also vacationing there under an assumed identity All goes smoothly until late one night Linnet Doyle nee Ridgeway is murdered in her cruise cabin Put in charge of the investigation Race entrusts Poirot in bringing the murderers to justice Like the eually famous Poirot case Murder on the Orient Express Death on the Nile features a leisurely voyage with a large cast of characters all with intriguing pasts Even though it appeared obvious initially who the murderer was Christie's methodology of having Poirot peel back layers and layers to the suspects and their motives for murder never grows stale for me As in Orient Express there is a short window that the crime could have occurred yet with a myriad of clues possible murderers and weapons Poirot has to exercise many levels of gray matter in order to solve the case As someone who enjoys contemporary mysteries Christie's books remain timeless as the author who all current detective stories are measured against While reading a Poirot case I can picture David Souche as Poirot on the AE series and almost visualize his dress and Belgian accent Always a pleasure to read an Agatha Christie case I rare Death on the Nile 4 solid stars

  5. James says:

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars for Death on the Nile a Hercule Poirot mystery published in 1937 by Agatha Christie This is one of Christie's better mysteries not because of the complexity in the mystery but due to the characters she creates No one is who they appear to be on this ship and they are all trapped together It's nearly 100 years ago so how could anyone get on or off the boat without the Captain or the rest of the staff in the know? No I'm not giving away a spoiler Poirot is on vacation this time and he is trying not to work But when someone turns up dead he has no choice but to solve this crime People using different names a killer trapped with little escape seems easy to figure out Add in a bit of archaeological history and all the wonderful things Christie learned on her own Egyptian trips this is a culture storm waiting to explode Poirot is at his best which is usually his most annoying of times The upper class and lower class exploration in this novel crosses lines many times as does the affairs or confusion over who is or was previously with someone else romantically So many clues so much fun to guess And the film adaption does a great job at capturing the different personalities Great one for a beginner to the series About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creatorspolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251

  6. Kylie D says:

    An old favourite revisited Agatha Christie never fails to suck the reader in Superbly plotted Death On The Nile is full of intrigue and you find yourself turning pages long into the night Few author's today can match the ueen of Crime Highly recommended

  7. Mickey says:

    A friend told me who the murderer was so I was not surprized when the killer was discoveredI never talked to this friend again

  8. Evgeny says:

    Hospital nurses me I find them always gloomy The night nurse always she is astonished to find her patient alive in the evening; the day nurse always she is surprised to find him alive in the morning They know too much you see of the possibilities that may ariseI found it very funny that these words of Poirot written eighty two years ago still hold true I know a woman who works as a nurse and the above description fits her to the T Then again it was Poirot who said it and he was never wrongComing back to the book it took exactly one half of its length to set things up A rich heiress Linnet Ridgeway who had money than it was good for her married a young guy Simon Doyle who used to be a boyfriend of her best friend now ex friend obviously The fact that the second girl Jacueline de Bellefort was left betrayed and heartbroken did not bother any of the newlyweds This says something about them I think On their honeymoon the couple decided to go to Egypt only to discover that Jacueline was determined to follow them and get on their nerves at the most romantic moments Finally everybody got on a boat for a Nile tour everybody including Hercule Poirot Where Hercule Poirot goes murder usually follows This time the mystery was so complicated it took both him and his friend Colonel Race from MI5 to untangle it As I said the initial setup took exactly one half of the book and while it was not exactly boring it was not overly exiting either Strictly for this part my rating would be 4 stars Once on the boat however the events started to unfold with breathtaking speed and dead bodies began appearing regularly With the amount of red herrings Agatha Christie created she could have easily open a fish shop if she ever cared about going into that line of business The characters were interesting with all of them having different agendas and something to hide I did not guess the culprit It was practically impossible despite the clues shown to both Poirot and readers at the same time By the way the first time I uncounted the story was not in the book form I watched a movie with Peter Ustinov as Poirot This was my second Agatha Christie movie the first one was Murder on the Orient Express The first movie convinced my I need to read Agatha Christie The second movie caused me to drop everything and run to the nearest library Her first book I read made me a lifelong fan Despite the slow start the second half surpasses the first by a mile My rating is 5 stars this is how you write a mystery

  9. Stephen says:

    Hopefully I am not committing any heretical thoughtcrime here but am I the only one who thinks Hercule Poirot comes across as a bit of a doucheapotamus Between the accent the arrogance and the jabbing his butt into everyone’s business he reminded of a cross between nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz and everyone's favorite rapist Pepe Le Pew Now before you get the cheese grater and the lemon juice out for me let me say that this is my first Agatha Christie novel and my first experience with Monsieur Poirot I have no idea whether I started with the wrong book or whether my initial impression of HP will soften as I read At times he was just fine but there were moments when he was so full of himself that I wanted to tie him down and beat him with his own ego Prime example At one point he is heard to remark and I uote “ And since I am in the habit of always being right” which led to me responding “And are you also in the habit of always being pompous asstard” The “my poop stinketh not” attitude was just a bit too much for me Still I enjoyed the book and plan to read of Christie's mysteries I thought the pacing was good and AC’s writing was terrific I loved the characters except for the aforementioned Toolbag Macdouchenator and thought the mystery was terrific As the title advertises the story deals with a series of murders occurring on a Nile River cruise originating in Egypt There is an excellent set up to the mystery and then once the killing begins the clues come fast and furious I thought it was smart interesting and engaging I did suspect the final answer to the “whoduntheshit” well before the first murder had occurred but that was just a lucky guess on my part and I don’t think it indicates that the mystery was flawed I was still engaged until the very end because I had no idea that my suspicions were correct Of course when the solution was finally revealed I did proceed to pat myself on the back and a gave myself a couple of well donesOverall I had a lot of fun reading this I am sorry it took me so long to come to Agatha Christie’s work and I definitely plan to continue I highly recommend this for mystery fans or people just looking for a well written diversion when their knackered from the crap filled drama of the everyday grind 35 stars

  10. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Another flashback Saturday I’m reading another book I’ve read 20 years ago as a tribute to my younger dumber naiver self Good thing is I feel like I’m reading a brand new book because I forget so many details characters and some crucial parts about story’s progression I watched the first movie adaptation 1978 with Peter Ustinov he’s brilliant actor but I still loved Albert Finney’s portrait Betty Davis Angela Lansbury and Mia Farrow The casting is remarkable and the fast pacing and twisty script was true reflection of the story’s essence Normally Kenneth Branagh’ s adaptation is scheduled to be released on October 2020 but I think we’ll wait for than we expected because our normal policies and struggling new life precautions But I hope it’ll worth to wait for Overall this is also one of my favorite Poirot books of Ms Christie Exotic locations slow burn intriguing mystery and remarkable character compositions So I’m glad to reread the mystery at the uietest 4th July of my life and enjoying my time

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