Death on the Nile
Hercule Poirot is perhaps Agatha Christie's most interesting and endearing character; short, round, and slightly comical, Poirot has a razor-sharp mind and puts unlimited trust in his "little grey cells." Those little cells come through for him every time, enabling Poirot to solve some of the... show more
Hercule Poirot is perhaps Agatha Christie's most interesting and endearing character; short, round, and slightly comical, Poirot has a razor-sharp mind and puts unlimited trust in his "little grey cells." Those little cells come through for him every time, enabling Poirot to solve some of the most baffling mysteries ever conceived. In Death on the Nile, Poirot, on vacation in Africa, meets the rich, beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. As usual, all is not as it seems between the newlyweds, and when Linnet is found murdered, Poirot must sort through a boatload of suspects to find the killer before he (or she) strikes again.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1976
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Hercule Poirot (#17)
I mean, honestly, what can I say? This is, to me, a near perfect Christie. It's a Poirot, which are generally my favorites. Agatha mines her knowledge of exotic travel settings to excellent effect when she sends her characters down the Nile on the Karnak. The personalities are well drawn, and it ...
Well, this one left me reeling in the best way. I think I was out of breath at the end! So here are some final thoughts: 1. I like the fact that the murder didn't happen until halfway through the novel. When it happens at the start of a book, we never really get to know the deceased except for hea...
#17 of the Hercule Poirot Mysteries Hercule uses his powers of observation and notes that lovers seen early in the story are not as in love as someone else believes. Later when he comes upon the lovers in a different combination, he is suspicious of them and advises the woman to go home and start ...
Für Detektiv Hercule Poirot sind Ferien am Nil angesagt, doch zu erholsamen Stunden kommt es nicht. Denn auch die allseits begehrte Millionärin Linnet Ridgeway hat sich den Ausgang ihrer Flitterwochen sicher nicht mit dem eigenen Tod vorgestellt.Es handelt sich hierbei um einen der bekanntesten Krim...
Whew, I didn´t expect this book to be that much of a struggle. I was bored senseless by the first half of it, but I really liked the second half. In the end I´m glad that I have finished it, but it´s definitely not going to be my favorite Poirot novel. My biggest problem with this book is that it´...