I am not much of a mystery reader but ‘Death on the Nile’ by Agatha Christie has made me curious to explore the genre. I am looking forward to reading more Mystery books now.
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Death on the Nile – by Agatha Christie was sent to be by Blogchatter as a part of the Bookreview programme.
I am thankful to Blogchatter for sending me this book because I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I am now looking forward to reading more mystery books because I have read like 2 or 3 mystery books and I am looking forward to exploring this genre a bit more.
Let’s dive straight into the book review.
Book Name: Death on the Nile.
Author: Agatha Christie
First published in the year: 1937
No. of pages: 373
A cruise down the Nile on a river steamer sounds like the perfect way to get away from it all.
But the tranquil darkness of an Egyptian evening can change fast when the air is thick with hot passions and cold malice.
Temperatures rise when the first passenger is shot, and Hercule Poirot must abandon the mysteries of ancient Egypt and focus on altogether deadlier matters… (Source: Back cover of the Book)
About the Author
Agatha Christe is one of the most famous writers in history and is widely read all over the world. She has 66 detective novels and 14 short stories under her name and also has contributed to plays.
If you wish to read more about her, visit this site
Since I have not explored the mystery fiction genre a lot I enjoyed this book.
Did a bit of research and found out that 2 characters are often noticed in Agatha Christie’s books and one of them was present in this book too.
Hercule Poirot is a detective who is on a vacation on a cruise that is going to Egypt.
With him, there are several characters and the most important one is Linnet Ridgeway.
The book opening is from the talks around Linnet Ridgeway and how the spectators are in awe while some are jealous of how fortunate she is.
The story revolves around Linnet and her old friend now enemy Jacqueline. While Linnet is on honeymoon with her husband Simon on the Cruise going to Egypt, Jacqueline is also shockingly present on the same cruise.
We get to know Jacqueline is stalking Linnet and her husband Simon everywhere they go and there is this tension between them. How did these best friends become foes?
Linnet is aware that Jacqueline is trying to avenge her. But why?
And then while they are on a trip, someone murders Linnet, but it’s not Jacqueline because she has her alibi and proof that she is not the murderer. Then who is it?
Well, there are many more characters in the book and at one point you will get confused about them.
The plot, however, I found a little predictable because it was too easy to know who was the murderer and who all could be involved in it.
And by the end of the book, I realized my guess was right.
Either I am way too smart or the book plot is a bit weak. However, I have heard and read a lot about Agatha’s work and this was not what I had expected. Maybe I should read more of her work to get to know her style a bit.
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