Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks…sending Hercule Poirot on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Death on the Nile.

Editorial Reviews

Daily Mail (London)
“The construction is flawless.”
The Times (London)
“Must be read twice, once for enjoyment and once to see how the wheels go round.”
The Observer (London)
“The main alibi is of the first brilliance … the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head.”
Sunday Times (London)
“A peach of a case for Poirot. I take my hat off to the author for as ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined.”
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:
9780062073556
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Hercule Poirot Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
76,354
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.86(d)

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Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

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: A Hercule Poirot Mystery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
diana45 More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie never disappoints. This is probably my favorite book from her. It is well written and enjoyable. It has a great twist and an amazing ending. I would recommend to anyone.
oacc35ais More than 1 year ago
The Death on the Nile is the most suspenseful, mind twisting, and bone-chilling mystery you probably ever read, with its captivating plot and their gripping characters. Linnet Doyle (millionairess) and her husband Simon Doyle are on their honeymoon in Egypt, on the S.S Karnak for a trip down the Nile. When Linnet's former best friend and Simon's former fiancé, Jacqueline De Bellefort starts to stalk them. They become very angry, scared and frustrated. Hercule Poirot, a famous Belgian detective is fortunately on this ship and assists them with their strife. One evening, Jackie tells H.P that she wants to kill the Doyles, and then later on that evening,a boulder almost falls on Linnet. All evidence points to Jacqueline, but then they find out she is not to blame. A few days shortly after the accident, Jacqueline shoots Simon in the leg, subsequently after Linnet is found dead, with a bullet through her head. With a murderer and an assainator on board the detectives have a lot of suspects. All of a sudden Colonel Race, another detective helping, notifies Poirot that Linnet's famous pearls have been stolen. Who stole them? That afternoon a passenger was murdered as well, for knowing too much. Almost immediately after, another passenger is killed as she is telling the detectives who she had recently discovered was the murderer. The drama and secrets behind each suspect makes their true character hard to translate, making the culprit harder to find. Christie uses typical human behaviors to confuse the reader. This book is about 300 pages of pure mind twisting mystery and will keep you hooked to the pages, till you finish the book, although the beginning is not as interesting keep on reading. Agatha Christie's use of fantastic dialogue and interesting word choice makes the book a fantastic read. She made the book even better with very detailed characters, who are their person with totally different personalities and lifestyles.
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MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Brilliant read. Love the story and still did not get who did it even though I have read it 3 times during my life.
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MerleF More than 1 year ago
What I love about Agatha Christie is the fine development of so many interesting CHARACTERS. Get a bit tired, sometimes, of Poirot's preening, but the story hangs together well. Not sure that ALL the clues were there in the story, but it's a worthwhie and entertaining read, for escapist literature of the period.
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The beginning drags on; the exciting part takes a while to get to. This was my first Christie novel and I had just finished it today because of a school reading assignment. This book's victim and murderer are interesting as well as the side crimes. Overall this is a good read excluding the dragging start.
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SMiD More than 1 year ago
While the story of Death on the Nile is a fanstastic murder mystery and offers us characters worth studying, the NOOK book version is positively littered with spelling and formatting errors. For example, the word "little" appears as "lithe" more times than can be counted. Someone needs to work harder on their transfer process; this is unacceptable.
Joel_M More than 1 year ago
This was my first Hercule Poirot mystery, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The first half of the book was setup and seemed to drag a bit, but once the murder actually occurred the investigation and piecing together the evidence was very well-written and had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end. I probably would have given this 4 stars if the setup hadn't taken so long...I much preferred Christie's "And Then there Were None." As far as genius detectives go, Hercule Poirot was okay, but I much prefer Sherlock Holmes or Dupin at this point. Poirot is much more kind and personable than either of them, but I find their arrogance or lack of social skills more entertaining. Poirot also frequently uses French phrases which are never translated (I could figure out about 3/4 of them without resorting to a French-English dictionary) and I found this obnoxious rather than endearing. Overall: Great plot, mildly interesting main character, overly slow pacing
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