Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile
By Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot #16
Mystery, Fiction, Classics, Crime, Thriller, Detective, Murder Mystery, British Literature
November 1, 1937
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.
Another solid Poirot mystery by Christie. I’m not usually into historical mysteries but for some reason her books always have me interested. They are very character heavy so keep that in mind when you are reading because it’s hard to keep them all straight at times.
Unfortunately, I did see the movie not too long ago so the mystery was ruined for me in that aspect. But I did think that the story was well written and the plot had pretty good twists in it. The beginning was a little slow but once it got into the mystery I flew through the book.
Overall, a solid 4-star read for me. Agatha Christie has a familiar writing style and aspect of her books so it’s easy to read. I do recommend this as one of better mysteries. I love Poirot and his antics so I really need to read more of this series.