Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
The tranquillity of a 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... show more
The tranquillity of a 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 in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
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...
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´...
10/03/15 I don't know how I've gotten to this point in my reading and have never read AC (considering I went through a few year years of reading almost exclusively mysteries) But this will be my first because it is the one of the few my library had and the dust jacket claims Dame Agatha considered...