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Death on the Nile The Tranquillity Of A Cruise Along The Nile Is Shattered By The Discovery That Linnet Ridgeway Has Been Shot Through The Head She Was Young, Stylish And Beautiful, A Girl Who Had Everything Until She Lost Her Life Hercule Poirot Recalls 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


10 thoughts on “Death on the Nile

  1. says:

    What a lot of enemies you must make, Linnet Enemies Linnet looked surprised.Joanna nodded and helped herself to a cigarette Enemies, my sweet You re so devastatingly efficient And you re so frightfully good at doing the right thing Linnet laughed Why, I haven t got an enemy in the world Linnet Doyle is on her honeymoon in Egypt with the husband she recently stole from one of her best friends Not only is Linnet filthy rich, but also gorgeous, sophisticated, and charming Some might say a nearly perfect human being, except for stealing Jacqueline de Bellefort s man 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,I m begging of you please don t take my 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 I ve got to be frank here this was a bitch move 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...


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    It is 1937 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 Such is the backdrop for Dame Agatha Christie s Death on the Nile starring Hercule Poirot 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 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 Her fianc Simon Doyle is out of work, and the couple seek out Ridgeway in hopes that she is able to assist one or both of them in finding work 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...


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    4.5 stars I like an audience, I must confess I am vain, you see I am puffed up with conceit I like to say See how clever is Hercule Poirot Well, this confession from the renowned detective may very well be true, but I admit it is one of the reasons I love him so He also has integrity and class and a really swell mustache Reading Agatha Christie s Poirot stories never fail to entertain and to comfort 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 I ll even take a boatload of potential murderers as my company at this point Anything to escape for a bit The super rich, drop dead gorgeous Linnet Ridgeway is on her honeymoon in Egypt on her honeymoon with her best friend s former fianc , I should add 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 When she pops up once again and boards the same boat down the Nile, the newlyweds know it couldn t really be a coincidence Poirot showing up on holida...


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    Book 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 About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress ...


  5. says:

    Oh Agatha, you never, ever disappoint How I would love to have lunch with you, you brilliant badass


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    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 Between the accent, the arrogance and the jabbing his butt into everyone s business, he reminded of a cross between nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz and everyone s favorite rapist, Pepe Le Pew 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 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 And since I am in the habit of always being right which led to me responding And are you also in the habit of always being pompous asstard The my poop stinketh not attitude was just a bit too much for me Still, I enjoyed the book and plan to read of Christie s mysteries I thought the pacing was good and AC s writing was terrific 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 ...


  7. says:

    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


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    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...


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    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 The first BBC adaptation I listened to, I did not care for it 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..without seeing anything.The most fascinating part of the one for me i...


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    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 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 ...


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