Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

 Death on the Nile is my October pick for #ReadChristie2021.  The prompt was “a story set on a mode of transport.”  I already owned Death on the Nile and wanted to read it before the new movie finally gets released.  It’s an Agatha Christie classic and I am excited that I finally read it.  Are you reading any books to be ready for a movie or show release? 

 Linnet Ridgeway is young, beautiful, and rich.  She appears to have everything she wants, until she wants the fiancé of her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort.  Unfortunately for Jacqueline, Simon Doyle is entranced by Linnet, and they are soon wed.  As they honeymoon in Egypt on the Nile, Jacqueline follows them to exact her revenge.  Detective Hercule Poirot is also on the trip and realizes that although Linnet seems to have the perfect life, there are several people who are out to get her.  After several people are murdered on the trip, will Poirot be able to untangle this web to find the murderer?

 Yes, Agatha Christie did it again and surprised me by the ending. I thought I had this one all figured out, but she perfectly had it plotted out all of the way to the end.  I love how there was a lot of backstories before the murder in this novel to get to know more of the cast of characters.  This one had passion and intrigue, and I felt more for the murder victims as you had gotten to know them more before they were killed.  I loved the beautiful setting in Egypt.  It makes me want to go on a cruise on the Nile . . . but without the murder.

 Favorite Quotes:

“Poirot sighed.  He was glad that he was no longer young.”

 “Love can be a very frightening thing.”  “That is why most great love stories are tragedies”

 Overall, Death on the Nile is another great classic Agatha Christie mystery.

 Book Source:  Purchased from Barnes & Nobles



1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! But then I was lucky...I was actually in Egypt on a boat on the Nile when I read it. :D