Review: Death on the Nile

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Death on the NileBook 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. 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… seems easy to figure out. 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!

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5 thoughts on “Review: Death on the Nile

    Kevin Baum said:
    May 12, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    I’ve seen this book before … I think my brother owned it when we were younger. I never read it. Maybe I should!

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    zozieposie said:
    May 13, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Its hard to find an Agatha Christie that i don’t think is great reading, she wrote so many incredible stories, she is one of my all time favourites. I have this on my shelf and now I want to read it soon.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM

      The backdrop setting of Egypt is great. It adds an aura to the story unlike some of the others. Hope you enjoy it.

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