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Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile Death in the Clouds By Agatha Christie Berkley books by Agatha Christie THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE. Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile I was just going up to get a book for M. Poirot." Rosalie passed through and came towards them, a book in her hand. Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile(2). Read more Moord Op De Nijl(Death On The Nile) · Read more Death on the Nile: a Hercule Poirot mystery.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Joanna nodded and helped herself to a cigarette. Not only is Linnet filthy rich, but also gorgeous, sophisticated, and charming. 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 16 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 50 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.
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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. 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.
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