Oh Agatha, you never, ever disappoint!
How I would love to have lunch with you, you brilliant badass! 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.
"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 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 Jacqueline 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 On The NileIMDb This Might Or Might Not Constitute A Discrepancy, As The Death on the Nile Mentioned At The End Of Murder On The Orient Express Might Refer To A Death That Occurs Prior To The First Death In The Novel A Separate Case As N That At The Beginning Of Murder On The Orient Express Seedeath On Traduction En Franais Exemples AnglaisTraductions En Contexte De Death On En Anglais Franais Avec Reverso Context On The Ó Death on the Nile ✓ Download by ↠´ Agatha Christie Death, On Death Row, On The Death Penalty, Moratorium On The Death Penalty, On The Death Of On The Death Traduction En Franais Exemples AnglaisInJoyce Wrote A Poem On The Death Of Charles Stewart Parnell En , James Crit Son Premier Pome Et Tu Healy Sur La Mort De Charles Stewart Parnell We Must Therefore Support A UN Moratorium On The Death Penalty C Est Pourquoi Nous Devons Appuyer L Adoption D Un Moratoire Sur La Peine De Mort Dans Le Cadre Des Nations Unies Mort Sur Le Nil FilmAlloCin Synopsis Et Dtails Au Cours D Une Luxueuse Croisire Sur Le Nil, Ce Qui Devait Tre Une Lune De Miel Idyllique Se Conclut Par La Mort Brutale De La Jeune Marie Ce Crime Sonne La Fin Des Vacances Death on the NileIMDb Directed By John Guillermin With Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin As Hercule Poirot Enjoys A Luxurious Cruise Down The Nile, A Newlywed Heiress Is Found Murdered On Board Can Poirot Identify The Killer Before The Ship Reaches The End Of Its Journey Death On The Road WikipdiaDeath On The Rock Wikipedia Death On The Rock Is A Controversial Television Documentary, An Episode Of Thames Television S Current Affairs Series This Week, Broadcast In The United Kingdom On ITV OnAprilThe Programme Examined The Deaths Of Three Provisional Irish Republican Army Members In Gibraltar OnMarchat The Hands Of The British Special Air Service Death On The Rock Presented Evidence That The IRA Death Latest News, Breaking Stories And Comment All The Latest Breaking News On Death Browse The Independent S Complete Collection Of Articles And Commentary On Death Death On Credit Wikipedia Death On Credit French Mort Crdit, US Translation Death On The Installment Plan Is A Novel By Author Louis Ferdinand Cline, Published In The Most Common, And Generally Most Respected English Translation Is Ralph Manheim S Death Wikipdia Death Est Un Groupe Amricain De Death Metal, Originaire D Orlando, En Floride Fond En , Le Groupe Est L Un Des Pionniers Du Genre Le Premier Album Du Groupe, Scream Bloody Gore, Est Considr Comme Le Premier Album De Death Metal, Bien Que, Chuck Schuldiner, Leader Du Groupe, Ne Soit Pas Considr Comme Le Crateur Du Metal Extrme, Schuldiner Incarnait Le Groupe Et N Hsitait Pas Modifier Sa
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 Queen of Crime.
↠´ Death on the Nile ↠´ "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 arise.
I 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 wrong.
Coming back to the book it took exactly one half of its length to set things up.
A rich heiress Linnet Ridgeway (who had more money than it was good for her) married a young guy Simon Doyle who used to be a boyf A friend told me who the murderer was, so I was not surprized when the killer was discovered.
I never talked to this friend again.
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 b Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17), Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile is a book of detective fiction by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1937.
The book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
The action takes place in Egypt, mostly on the Nile River.
While on holiday in Cairo, Hercule Poirot is approached by successful socialite Linnet Doyle.
She requests his help in deterring her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort from hounding and stalking her.
Linnet had recently married her friend's fiancé, Simon Doyle, which has made Jacqueline bitterly resentful of her.
Poirot refuses the request, but attempts unsuccessfully to dissuade Jacqueline from pursuing her plans further.
Simon and Linnet secretly board the steamer Karnak, set to tour along the Nile, to