This classic Christie takes place aboard a Nile steamer, where the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot meets an alluring woman. Young, beautiful, stylish, rich, she even has a loving husband. Then tragedy strikes when she is shot through the head. With customary panache, Poirot probes the airtight alibis until he brilliantly bursts open the case.
Poirot, who is always seasick and airsick, takes a boat trip to the Nile River. Why?, you say: because one of the voyagers will be murdered, of course. He must be on hand to puzzle-out and to outwit the culprit in his own inimitably fashion. Would you expect local enforcement to be capable? Hardly! They rarely are in detective literature. It is always the sleuth who is competent. And solve it he does.
I love this book!! So much intrique and suspense running amuck on the train is wonderful. The characters and the hidden secrets they all have is so fun to see come about in the deaths that happen. Great who dun it!
Hercule Poirot investigates a triple murder that takes place on a ship taking a tourist trip up the Nile. The murder of an heiress, one of the richest women in Europe, is only the top of the iceberg of intrigue and secrets that obscure the truth and lead to more deaths.
I think that Agatha Christie was at her best when it came to writing novels. Short stories didn't give her as much room to develop the plot and characters in that special subtle way of hers. I particularly liked this story because on the surface it is a mystery but underneath it all it is really a study in human character, the different types and manifestations of love and the role it plays in the lives of people.
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Beautiful Linnet Doyle is murdered in her cabin on a trip down the Nile and there is no shortage of suspects....including her new husband's ex, who has been stalking them all along their honeymoon route. Poirot warns her to stop this dangerous behavior, but she cannot. A true classic Christie mystery.