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Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Paperback – Feb 1 2011
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Hercule Poirot is perhaps Agatha Christie's most interesting and endearing character; short, round, and slightly comical, Poirot has a razor-sharp mind and puts unlimited trust in his "little grey cells." Those little cells come through for him every time, enabling Poirot to solve some of the most baffling mysteries ever conceived. In Death on the Nile, Poirot, on vacation in Africa, meets the rich, beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. As usual, all is not as it seems between the newlyweds, and when Linnet is found murdered, Poirot must sort through a boatload of suspects to find the killer before he (or she) strikes again. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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Then, when Linnet is found dead shot through her head, (and with Jakie's initial written with blood on the wall) of course de Bellefort is the first suspected. Luckily, Poirot is also onboard Karnak, and so it is up to him to solve this mystery.
As always, Christie's novels has a lot of twists, and some clues were not given till the end, which makes it extremely hard to solve. But I still liked the book because it is very cleverly written and I was very curious as to who killed Linnet Ridgeway (and some other people). I liked this book a lot, and I totally recommend it to anybody who wants a book that keeps you turning pages and working your brains at the same time.
Linnet Ridgeway, the victim, is wealthy, young, and beautiful. She is used to having her way, so when she falls in love with her best friend Jackie's fiancé (named Simon), trouble is in the air. Simon soon realizes that he loves Linnet more than Jackie, and marries her instead.
On their honeymoon, a cruise on the Nile, Jackie is on board, and ready for revenge. So when Linnet is found dead in her bed one morning, it is obvious who did it. But it was impossible for Jackie to have killed her, since she had people with her the entire night. Hercule Poirot, the detective, has to find the answers to several questions to solve this mystery. Did an attempted murder that occurred earlier have anything to do with this one? Why did the murderer throw something overboard? Why is Linnet's business guardian so secretive about the forms he wants her to sign? Do Linnet's missing pearls have anything to do with it? He must use his intelligence, intuition, and interviewing skills to solve the crime. Can he prove who did it?
This book was a little slow-moving before the murder was committed, but I liked it because of its challenging reading level, the exciting storyline, and the surprise ending.
this book is the only agatha christy book i have been able to figure out. in all her books its the little ideas in the back of your mind that just cant be right that turns out to be the truth. i plan to finish the series by the end of the year. this and the murder of rodger ackroyd are my two favorites. i would highly recomend this book!!!!
this book is the only agatha christy book i have been able to figure out. in all her books its the little ideas in the back of your mind that just cant be right that turns out to be the truth. i plan to finish the series by the end of the year. this and the murder of rodger ackroyd are my two favorites. i would highly recomend this book!!!
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This is one of my favourite Hercule Poirot stories from Agatha Christie. The writing is of its time, and seems quaint by todays standards, but Agatha Christie is one of the great... Read morePublished on April 10 2014 by Bootsy Bass
Agatha Christie is one of the best detective novel writer. I used this novel for a university homework.
This novel is interesting for young and adult. Read more
Death on the Nile is a great whodunit, that literally kept me guessing to the very last page. Being a huge Egypt buff, this book gave me a very nice sense of a boat ride down the... Read morePublished on May 19 2009 by Rai Aren
Death On the Nile is the Greatest Book ever. When you read it you will jump in to the mystiries of Agatha Christie. In this Story there are murders. Who kills who? Who dies? Read morePublished on Dec 8 2004
I would have given this book 3 stars, but I must admit I was quite curious to find out the killer's identity. Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by lady detective
Jacqueline de Bellefort calls on her old friend Linnet Ridgway to tell her that she is engaged to marry a man named Simon Doyle. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by Karen Potts
Death on the Nile was not Christe's finest work, or her most well crafted. The murder itself was wonderfully done, but the method in which the aforesaid murder was rather... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by Kyle Sim