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    Synopsis Death On The Nile 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. It is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant. Agatha Christie drew inspiration for this novel from her travels in Egypt, picking up geographically and historical details throughout her time there. When Agatha Christie adapted the story into a play, she dropped Hercule Poirot from the script as she felt that he drew too much attention on stage. Later on in the same year the show opened on Broadway, and in a live television broadcast of the US play took place as part of the Kraft Television Theatre. As ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined. Sunday Times In November it was announced that Twentieth Century Fox are adapting Death on the Nile for the big screen, following the success of their adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. John Moffatt played Poirot in the first radio adaptation based on the book in which was broadcast as a five-part serial. The novel has since been adapted into a hidden object PC game and a graphic novel. Did you know?

    Joanna nodded and helped herself to a cigarette. Not only is Linnet filthy rich, but also gorgeous, sophisticated, and charming.

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    Not only was Simon the most amazing thing that had ever happened to Jacqueline, but she was also socially on the other side of the tracks from Linnet. Once Linnet showed interest, Simon had no chance, and Jacqueline was jilted. Linnet, like Jolene from the Dolly Parton song, could have any man. Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Please don't take him just because you can. Your beauty is beyond compare, With flaming locks of auburn hair, With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green, Your smile is like a breath of spring.

    Your voice is soft like summer rain, And I cannot compete with you, Jolene. 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 Jacqueline has vetted this guy, and she really likes him so he will do nicely as a husband. Jacqueline 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.

    Is it any great surprise that Linnet ends up murdered on the boat on the Nile, and Jacqueline is the number one suspect? The open and shut case becomes quite 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 of If people conducted their business in the Poirot manner, it would be a much less chaotic world. One of the passengers, Tim Allerton, makes a very rash statement regarding my favorite Belgian detective. His moustaches would tie your moustaches if you dared to grow them into knots, Mr. 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 more of her books. 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! It was an impertinence, that! 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.

    I came out of that movie thinking everyone used to dress so NICE. 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.

    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 more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: View all 43 comments.

    It is 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. 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 Ridge It is and Cairo is still considered a jewel of a city to rival Paris. 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.

    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 equally 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. View all 18 comments. I am vain, you see. I am puffed up with conceit. I like to say: He also has integrity and class… and a really swell mustache! In my part of the country, we are bracing for a winter storm with heaps of snow and fr 4. 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.

    Anything to escape for a bit! Jacqueline 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. 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 quickly learn that more 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. Or do you reserve your interest for potential criminals? 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.

    View all 52 comments. Jun 14, James rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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 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 I read A LOT. I write A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by.

    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 creators. View all 11 comments. Mar 27, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

    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 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.

    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 more. 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 quote: Still, I enjoyed the book and plan to read more of Christie's mysteries.

    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 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 dones. Overall, I had a lot of fun reading this. 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. View all 30 comments. 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 View all 6 comments.

    Oct 02, J. Sutton rated it really liked it. Another vacation in an exotic locale, another murder to be solved by Agatha Christie's detective, Hercule Poirot. I enjoyed Christie's Death on the Nile. Amid excursions to Abu Simbel and other ancient Egyptian sites, Poirot becomes acquainted with his fellow travelers. I liked how Christie used the locale and focused on a smaller set of characters at least a smaller set than in Murder on the Orient Express to get at a deeper familiarity of our suspects.

    Death on the Nile is a quick read and v Another vacation in an exotic locale, another murder to be solved by Agatha Christie's detective, Hercule Poirot. Death on the Nile is a quick read and very accessible. I doubt I'll come away being overwhelmed with how Christie uses language or her insight into psychology, but I liked this one.

    One of my favorite Agatha Christie stories. I read this book, have watched the movie hundreds of times, but now I wanted to hear the audio. The BBC radio dramatizations are unique and take some getting used to. There are a lot of people for the various characters, there are background noises, and music.

    But this one I really enjoyed. It feels like I'm listening to a play or movie The most fascinating part One of my favorite Agatha Christie stories. The most fascinating part of the one for me is Egypt. A slow boat ride down the Nile, visiting various sites, all along with Mr. As a child reading this one, I dreamed of visiting Egypt.

    This book has intrigue, jealousy, travel, mystery, murder, a cast of characters, A great book for those wanting to try out a Christie book. For audio lovers, a great adaptation worth listening to for a few short hours. View all 21 comments. Nov 21, Luffy rated it it was amazing. This is only the second time that I read Death on the Nile. I remember the sublime subterfuge of the guilty party, but thought there were only two deaths in the book.

    In fact there are five deaths and the book has a quite hectic pace. Hercule Poirot refers to previous cases once or twice.

    In Murder of the Orient Express he absolved the guilty completely. In Death on the Nile, he regrets bringing the murderer to justice, but carries out this task still. The boat on the Nile houses many other charac This is only the second time that I read Death on the Nile. The boat on the Nile houses many other characters who serve to camouflage the murderers. Investigation is carried out by Poirot and his temporary sidekick Colonel Race. There is some romance, and there is some sadness in the final revelation.

    I really enjoyed the book for there is no other book like it. The author was brilliant in imagining this setting.

    An unconditional 5 stars from me. View all 7 comments. Dec 08, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: Choose Your Own Adventure!

    You are a poor sap who loves an English rose, a jewel of society, a gateway to fortune and romance. Together you travel the exotic Nile, surrounded by jealousy and greed and yearned-for vengeance, each of your fellow passengers a bizarre and unsettling caricature, each one morbidly following your every move.

    Murder strikes — not once, not twice, but thrice! The situation becomes quite unbearable, and made worse by the attentions of a notorious Belgian muckraker. How do Choose Your Own Adventure! How do you get out of this byzantine mess? Whatever is an English lad to do? If you decide that Egyptian culture is worthy of further study, choose http: View all 12 comments. While on their honeymoon, they were on the S.

    Karnak , slowly cruising up the Nile River; stopping to view the pyramids and other exotic tourist destinations. They were accompanied by a varied group of people and among them was one M. Karnak , certain events began to follow. The beautiful Linnet was dead; Poirot and Colonel Race had investigations to conduct. And conduct them they did. But what more would happen? He dangles so many threads in front of the reader; offers many red herrings. Then he ties all those threads in a neat little bow — the clever little detective has struck again!

    Highly recommended. View 2 comments. Es cierto que habiendo tantos personajes me cuesta un poco seguir el hilo pero cada vez me cuesta menos. Normalmente AC suele ir al grano, pero en esta novela el asesinato se comete casi a mitad del libro. Normalmente me pasa esto con las novelas de esta autora, ya que sus personajes son un poco impertinentes y mentirosos.

    Fue acertado. La verdad es que esto lo veo un poco sencillo, ya que se van dando algunas pistas. Le doy 4 estrellas. View all 4 comments. Actual rating 4. This is my second time reading this infamous Christie novel.

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    I have also seen a stage adaptation twice. However, despite my familiarity with this plot I seemed to have forgotten much of the compelling complications and conspiracies, and the captivating confusions and collusions, involved in this fascinating murder mystery. I found just as much to intrigue me, as during my first reading many years ago, even as the murderer was known to me and the central mystery already Actual rating 4.

    I found just as much to intrigue me, as during my first reading many years ago, even as the murderer was known to me and the central mystery already solved.

    Aug 28, Laure rated it really liked it. This is a really good one from Christie.

    It has all the ingredients of a great story. I wish they had done this plot as a film instead of the too-many-times filmed 'Murder on the Orient Express'.

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    View all 8 comments. Death on the Nile has to be one of my favourite books by Agatha Christie. I've read most of her books and I never get tiered of re-reading them: There's something specially dark about this book and I happen to like it. As usual the characters are multi-dimensional and quite weird and scandalous lol. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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    This is undoubtedly a good murder-mystery story with a complex plot. And here Poirot's brilliant analytical mind comprehends the mystery without positive proof and apprehend the criminals who would have easily escaped punishment. But Poirot's verdict is his own which always shows his consideration for human feelings. There is quality in the story although thematically repetitive.

    And there are many twists and turns which keep the reader guessing as to who committed the crime and how. However, This is undoubtedly a good murder-mystery story with a complex plot. However, even with all the plus points, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed some of the other works in the Poirot series.

    Perhaps it was due to the how the story was executed or perhaps it was my reading it during my travels, but quite honestly, I was actually bored at times. It was a very surprising experience. I suppose it was because the inadequacy of the suspense element which Christie has abundantly used in some of her other novels.

    The beginning was promising, but as the story progressed I couldn't engage with it with the same enthusiasm. The ending turned well enough and I should say it even surprised me, but the some of the middle chapters were a real chore. He reveals to him that he seeks a murderer amongst the passengers. Later that night in the steamer's lounge, Jacqueline's resentment of Linnet boils over, leading her to shoot Simon in the leg with a pistol she possesses.

    She is taken back to her cabin by those who witness this, where she is confined, while Simon is treated for his injury; in that time, Jacqueline's pistol, which she dropped, disappears. The following morning, Linnet is found dead, having been shot in the head, while her valuable string of pearls has disappeared.

    No one in the cabins on the opposite side heard or saw anything. Poirot notes two bottles of nail polish in the victim's room, one of which intrigues him. Jacqueline's pistol is later recovered from the Nile; it is found wrapped in a stole belonging to Miss Van Schuyler, which was stolen the previous day, and which has been fired through.

    When interviewing the maid Louise in the cabin in which Simon is resting, Poirot notes an oddness in the words she uses. Soon afterwards, she is found stabbed in her cabin. Otterbourne later meets with Poirot and Race in Simon's cabin, claiming she saw who killed the maid; Simon declares loudly his surprise at this. Before she can reveal who it is, she is shot dead from outside the cabin. Poirot soon confronts Pennington over his attempted murder of Linnet at the temple - he came to Egypt upon learning of her marriage to Simon, to trick her into signing documents that would exonerate him of embezzling her inheritance.

    However, he did not murder Linnet on the steamer, despite his gun having been used in Mrs. Otterbourne's murder. Race later arrests Richetti, the man he sought. Poirot recovers the missing pearls from Tim, who substituted an imitation string of pearls for the real ones. The imitation pearls were later stolen by Miss Van Schuyler, a kleptomaniac , and returned by Miss Bowers.

    When alone with Simon, Poirot reveals him to be his wife's killer. The murder was not his plan, but Jacqueline's; the pair were still lovers. Their scheme was to steal Linnet's money - the pair staged their break-up, whereupon Simon married Linnet.

    On the night of the murder, Jacqueline deliberately missed Simon, who faked his injury with red ink. While everyone in the lounge was distracted by Jacqueline, he took her gun that she had deliberately discarded, went to Linnet's cabin, and shot her. He then returned to the lounge and shot his own leg, to give himself a genuine injury.

    Louise and Mrs. Otterbourne were murdered by Jacqueline, who was warned by Simon when the plan was going awry - Louise witnessed Simon entering Linnet's cabin that night, and gave him a coded message when Poirot was interviewing her; Mrs. Otterbourne witnessed Jacqueline entering Louise's cabin before stabbing her. Poirot reveals what led him to his theory: As the steamer arrives back in Cairo and the passengers disembark, Jacqueline shoots Simon and herself with another gun she possessed, so they may escape the gallows.

    When pressed, Poirot reveals he had known she had a second gun, but had sympathetically chosen to allow her to take her own life. The Times Literary Supplement ' s short review of 20 November by Caldwell Harpur concluded, "Hercule Poirot, as usual, digs out a truth so unforeseen that it would be unfair for a reviewer to hint at it".

    In The New York Times Book Review for 6 February , Isaac Anderson concluded after summarizing the set-up of the plot that, "You have the right to expect great things of such a combination [of Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot] and you will not be disappointed.

    She scored, I contend, two outers in her last three shots; but she is back on the very centre of the bull with Death on the Nile. It is after that, until the retired but by no means retiring little Belgian chooses to tell us the truth, that we are very angry with ourselves indeed. When he does so, anger is swallowed up in admiration. The appearance of corpse after corse [ sic ] in the feast of death is entirely logical, and the main alibi, unshakable except for Poirot, is of the first brilliance.

    It is no less likely than the run of such things in fiction, and is built not with many preliminary falsifications but almost in a single carefully premeditated flash of movement. The Scotsman of 11 November said, "An Agatha Christie story, and especially one with Hercule Poirot applying his 'little grey cells,' is always an event. It is a matter of opinion whether this author has a superior in giving an unexpected twist to concluding chapters, but it is arguable that she has none.

    In Death on the Nile , however, the solution of the mystery does not come with all that sudden shock of surprise to which Agatha Christie 'fans' are accustomed. At least it should not, providing that one carefully reads a certain chapter and is willing to pursue to their ultimate implications certain hints dropped by Poirot.

    Whether or not the reader will succeed in naming the murderer, by which is meant discovering how the crime was committed, and not just guessing at one of the least likely persons, is another matter. In any case, here is a problem eminently worth trying to solve. Punshon of The Guardian in his review of 10 December began by saying, "To decide whether a writer of fiction possesses the true novelist's gift it is often a good plan to consider whether the minor characters in his or her book, those to whose creation the author has probably given little thought, stand out in the narrative in their own right as living personalities.

    This test is one Mrs. Christie always passes successfully, and never more so than in her new book. Poirot's little grey cells had indeed been obliged to work at full pressure to unravel a mystery which includes one of those carefully worked out alibis that seem alike to fascinate Mrs. Christie and to provide her with the best opportunities for displaying her own skill. A fault-finding critic may, however, wonder whether M.

    Poirot is not growing just a little too fond of keeping to himself such important facts as the bullet-hole in the table. If he is to enjoy all, a reader should also know all.

    Usually if you get a good plot there is something wrong with the writing or the characters. But with her — you have everything that makes a first-class book. The familiar marital triangle, set on a Nile steamer. Comparatively little local colour, but some good grotesques among the passengers — of which the film took advantage.

    Spies and agitators are beginning to invade the pure Christie detective story at this period, as the slide towards war begins.

    Agatha Christie adapted the novel into a stage play which opened at the Dundee Repertory Theatre on 17 January [12] under the title of Hidden Horizon and opened in the West End on 19 March under the title Murder on the Nile and on Broadway on 19 September under the same title.

    A live television version of the novel under the name of Murder on the Nile was presented on 12 July in the US in a one-hour play as part of the series Kraft Television Theatre. The stars were Guy Spaull and Patricia Wheel. The novel was adapted into a highly successful feature film, released in and starring Peter Ustinov for the first of his six appearances as Poirot.

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