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Death on the Nile
     

Death on the Nile

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by Agatha Christie, Mallory (DM) (Editor)
 

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Aboard a Nile steamer, Hercule Poirot meets Linnet Doyle, a woman who appears to have everything: youth, beauty, wealth, and a loving husband. But the husband was stolen from her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort, who has been haunting the newlyweds' path, showing up to wreak havoc in their plans. They've secretly booked passage on the steamer to escape, but still,

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Aboard a Nile steamer, Hercule Poirot meets Linnet Doyle, a woman who appears to have everything: youth, beauty, wealth, and a loving husband. But the husband was stolen from her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort, who has been haunting the newlyweds' path, showing up to wreak havoc in their plans. They've secretly booked passage on the steamer to escape, but still, tragedy strikes: Linnet is shot through the head. As the complications multiply, Poirot and his little grey cells are faced with nothing but airtight alibis.

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Library Journal
Linnett Ridgeway has almost everything: youth, beauty, brains, and money. Then her best friend Jackie brings her handsome fianc , Simon Doyle, to visit and asks Linnett to give him a job. Now Linnett and Simon are on their honeymoon, a cruise up the Nile. When Linnett is killed, Jackie is the obvious suspect, but she couldn't have done it. It seems like an insolvable crime, until the famous detective Hercule Poirot starts to investigate. Death on the Nile deserves its reputation as one of Christie's best travel mysteries. This recording is capably read by another familiar name, David Suchet, who is well known among both mystery and public TV buffs as the actor who played the role of Poirot in a series of television adaptations of the author's stories. Expect the trio of Christie, Poirot, and Suchet to be a popular patron selection. St. Mary's Mead was always a quiet English village, at least until the body of Colonel Protheroe was found in the vicarage library. No one liked the murdered man. His first wife had abandoned him, and their teenage daughter kept out of his way. His much younger, second wife had recently fallen in love with a charming portrait painter. The list of possible suspects seems endless. Two different people confess to the murder. Did either do it? Enter Miss Marple, an elderly maiden lady whose gentle manners conceal an extensive knowledge of human depravity and exceptional deductive abilities. She flutters around, asks questions, and solves the crime. But it is the writing, not the plots, that keeps Christie fans coming back. James Saxon gives a clear, competent reading in Murder at the Vicarage, although initially his voice strikes one as brighter and sharper than one would expect from the gentle, scholarly rector. Eighty-odd years after her first book was published, Christie and her mysteries are more popular than ever. Both programs are recommended for all collections. I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062573230
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2016
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
john_howard_reid More than 1 year ago
Next to "And Then There Were None", this is my favorite Agatha Christie thriller. This one was first published way back in 1937, and it has everything you would expect from the mistress of suspense: An ingenious plot, way-out but still believable characters and a setting that is as thrilling and adventurous as the exotic land of Egypt itself. Needless to say, Hercule Poirot (whom I much prefer to Miss Marple) is in fine form throughout.
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