Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie ~Review~

“But I do dare, Madame!”

Death on the Nile

Hercule Poirot is back in Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Linnet Ridgeway is young, beautiful, and extremely wealthy. Another young man has already asked her to marry him but she isn’t sure. Her friend brings her fiance to ask for a job. The next thing society hears is Linnet and her husband are taking a cruise on the Nile. Only her new husband isn’t the man who proposed, but her friend’s fiance. Hercule Poirot hears the jilted ex-fiance say she would like to shoot Linnet in the head. At first, he believes it is just a little jealousy until Linnet ends up dead. However, the prime suspect has an alibi and Linnet isn’t the only victim.

“Tenez-You will feel better having said that.’
‘I just hate her! I’ve never hated anyone so much at first sight!’
‘Magnificent!”

Rosalie and Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile

Whenever I pick up an Agatha Christie book, I have a hard time putting it down! Agatha Christie is legendary when it comes to intriguing mysteries and fascinating characters! I have not been able to predict the ending of one of her mysteries yet, and you all know how important that is to me in a mystery or thriller. While the characters in this book are all horrible. Seriously, they are all pretentious and conceded…and just horrible. Except for Hercule Poirot, he is obviously excluded from that statement and he makes dealing with all those characters worth it. In fact, there is only one aspect I didn’t like about this book and that was the numerous condescending comments about the Egyptians.

I did love the setting on the Nile river. Agatha Christie really knows how to set the scene, especially murder scenes. I was honestly surprised by all the twists and turns in this installment. I felt a little bit like a detective as well. I paid extra attention to all the little details, hoping I could solve it as well. One thing is for sure, I am very excited for the newest adaptation coming in February! Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars!

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