Death on the Nile - Teacher's notes 1 of 5 In her mother died and Agatha disappeared for a She also wrote romances, children's books and theatre. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Death On The Nile. download. ⌸. Novel. First published: Murder methods. Editorial Reviews. musicmarkup.info Review. Hercule Poirot is perhaps Agatha Christie's most Death on the Nile: Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot series Book 17) - Kindle edition by Agatha Christie. Download it once and read it on.
|Language:||English, Spanish, French|
|Genre:||Fiction & Literature|
|ePub File Size:||28.68 MB|
|PDF File Size:||11.66 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Sign up for free]|
Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile Death in the Clouds By Agatha Christie Berkley books by Agatha Christie THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE. Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile I was just going up to get a book for M. Poirot." Rosalie passed through and came towards them, a book in her hand. Agatha Christie - Death On The Nile(2). Read more Moord Op De Nijl(Death On The Nile) · Read more Death on the Nile: a Hercule Poirot mystery.
Synopsis Death On The Nile The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything…until she lost her life. It is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant. Agatha Christie drew inspiration for this novel from her travels in Egypt, picking up geographically and historical details throughout her time there. When Agatha Christie adapted the story into a play, she dropped Hercule Poirot from the script as she felt that he drew too much attention on stage.
I remember the sublime subterfuge of the guilty party, but thought there were only two deaths in the book. In fact there are five deaths and the book has a quite hectic pace. Hercule Poirot refers to previous cases once or twice.
In Murder of the Orient Express he absolved the guilty completely. In Death on the Nile, he regrets bringing the murderer to justice, but carries out this task still. The boat on the Nile houses many other charac This is only the second time that I read Death on the Nile. The boat on the Nile houses many other characters who serve to camouflage the murderers. Investigation is carried out by Poirot and his temporary sidekick Colonel Race. There is some romance, and there is some sadness in the final revelation.
I really enjoyed the book for there is no other book like it. The author was brilliant in imagining this setting. An unconditional 5 stars from me. View all 7 comments. Dec 08, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: Choose Your Own Adventure! You are a poor sap who loves an English rose, a jewel of society, a gateway to fortune and romance. Together you travel the exotic Nile, surrounded by jealousy and greed and yearned-for vengeance, each of your fellow passengers a bizarre and unsettling caricature, each one morbidly following your every move.
Murder strikes — not once, not twice, but thrice! The situation becomes quite unbearable, and made worse by the attentions of a notorious Belgian muckraker.
How do Choose Your Own Adventure! How do you get out of this byzantine mess? Whatever is an English lad to do? If you decide that Egyptian culture is worthy of further study, choose http: View all 12 comments. While on their honeymoon, they were on the S.
Karnak , slowly cruising up the Nile River; stopping to view the pyramids and other exotic tourist destinations. They were accompanied by a varied group of people and among them was one M. Karnak , certain events began to follow. The beautiful Linnet was dead; Poirot and Colonel Race had investigations to conduct. And conduct them they did.
But what more would happen? He dangles so many threads in front of the reader; offers many red herrings. Then he ties all those threads in a neat little bow — the clever little detective has struck again! Highly recommended. View 2 comments. Es cierto que habiendo tantos personajes me cuesta un poco seguir el hilo pero cada vez me cuesta menos.
Normalmente AC suele ir al grano, pero en esta novela el asesinato se comete casi a mitad del libro. Normalmente me pasa esto con las novelas de esta autora, ya que sus personajes son un poco impertinentes y mentirosos. Fue acertado. La verdad es que esto lo veo un poco sencillo, ya que se van dando algunas pistas. Le doy 4 estrellas. View all 4 comments. Actual rating 4.
This is my second time reading this infamous Christie novel. I have also seen a stage adaptation twice. However, despite my familiarity with this plot I seemed to have forgotten much of the compelling complications and conspiracies, and the captivating confusions and collusions, involved in this fascinating murder mystery. I found just as much to intrigue me, as during my first reading many years ago, even as the murderer was known to me and the central mystery already Actual rating 4.
I found just as much to intrigue me, as during my first reading many years ago, even as the murderer was known to me and the central mystery already solved. Aug 28, Laure rated it really liked it. This is a really good one from Christie. It has all the ingredients of a great story. I wish they had done this plot as a film instead of the too-many-times filmed 'Murder on the Orient Express'. View all 8 comments. Death on the Nile has to be one of my favourite books by Agatha Christie. I've read most of her books and I never get tiered of re-reading them: There's something specially dark about this book and I happen to like it.
As usual the characters are multi-dimensional and quite weird and scandalous lol. Very enjoyable and highly recommended. View all 14 comments. Aside from a few awkward racist sayings this book is as fresh and topical today as it was when it was written in I am sure I read this in the past but its plot had faded away probably replaced in my mind shanty by the theme song to the New Zoo Review which for some reason I can't get out of my head.
At any rate this book begins as many of Ms. Christie's do, setting the stage by introducing us the the victims and suspects. We have a ridiculously rich young American girl living in her newly Aside from a few awkward racist sayings this book is as fresh and topical today as it was when it was written in We have a ridiculously rich young American girl living in her newly acquired and restored pile in England, her friends, her business advisors, her new husband, a British mother and son who are too aristocratic to really work but too poor to really enjoy it, an aging spinster who is the relation of some robber baron, her nurse and niece, and many many more and to all of this we add M.
All of these story lines will collide in Assuan now known as Aswan. Here we begin our locked room or cruise up the Nile. On a ship where everyone has a secret everyone will be a suspect and the red herring are running. The clues are all there and when the answer is revealed you think, I could have figured that out Poirot did. Death on the Nile is one of her best known stories and with reason.
Once more, we are offered a compelling and puzzling crime mystery, but not just this. No, we are also thrown into an amazing setting - Egypt - in all its splendour, giving the readers two means 4. No, we are also thrown into an amazing setting - Egypt - in all its splendour, giving the readers two means of escapism. This is the first time I read this novel and yet I remembered the story very clearly from several adaptations. Usually, I forget pretty quickly who the murderer is and the reason behind the crime, and yet, a few are carved in my mind, proof of their power.
I wondered if this would curtail my enjoyment, but no, I loved watching what Christie was doing, setting the scenes, the players, the red herrings, while knowing exactly what was going on. It is one thing to experience the story for the first time and be swept by it, another to actually witness her skill. Feb 20, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: What I liked best about this one was the kindness and insight of Poirot, I think. You don't often see that emphasized in detective stories.
It's what I've liked best about him in some of the other stories, too. I don't love interpretations of him that focus on only his foppishness and fastidiousness without balancing it out with the wisdom the character is capable of. When done right, it's a great study in how people have multiple dimensions, and multiple worthwhile dimensions, and dismissing th What I liked best about this one was the kindness and insight of Poirot, I think.
When done right, it's a great study in how people have multiple dimensions, and multiple worthwhile dimensions, and dismissing the whole human in a character joke is an insufficient way to engage with humanity.
Reto Popsugar 1: Love can be a very frightening thing. Claro, hasta que se casa con el novio de una de sus mejores amigas. Pero, asi es la vida, y parte de luna d Reto Popsugar 1: Pero, asi es la vida, y parte de luna de miel a Egipto. Una tragedia parece a punto de ocurrir y Poirot hace todo lo que puede por evitarlo. Muy buen libro. View all 3 comments. I can see why people don't appreciate the Nile much equally to other famous Christie's novels: The crime is also humanly touching, practical and realistic.
There's also the elements such as atmosphere, the journey to the Nile, and old-fashioned who-dun-it crime scene in the transitional place boat, and reminding of the old day's the train express which can be variously interpreted, for such, the pl I can see why people don't appreciate the Nile much equally to other famous Christie's novels: There's also the elements such as atmosphere, the journey to the Nile, and old-fashioned who-dun-it crime scene in the transitional place boat, and reminding of the old day's the train express which can be variously interpreted, for such, the place of the complexities of the mind and the journey to the dark exposure of the soul and human's true feelings.
You're so devastatingly efficient. What she does not have, she finds a way to get and usually succeeds. However, she takes it a step further and steals Doyle away from Jaquelin "'What a lot of enemies you must make, Linnet,' 'Enemies? However, she takes it a step further and steals Doyle away from Jaqueline and marries him herself.
The couple go on their honeymoon on a cruise on the Nile, and Jaqueline is also on board the steamer. When Linnet is found dead in her cabin, Hercule Poirot, who is supposed to be on holiday during this cruise, investigates and finds that he has no shortage of suspects or motives as Linnet made plenty of enemies along the way. Another great book by Christie!
I absolutely love it! Originally published in , 'Death on the Nile' is the 17th book in the Poirot series, and in my opinion, one of the best. Just like ' Murder on the Orient Express' and 'Then There Were None', a murder is commited on a standstill crime scene and the murderer has to be one of the passengers. Linnet Doyle, formerly Ridgeway, is on board the steamer that is cruising the Nile with her new husband Simon.
On board is also Jaqueline, Simon's ex-fiance and Linnet's former friend. As the steamer moves along the Nile, Linnet is found dead, shot in the head, in her cabin. Naturally suspicion falls on Jaqueline first but with a varied and colorful slew of passengers, she is not the only one with motive.
As Poirot investigates, he sees that many onboard have a grudge against Linnet and everyone has something to hide. With such a number of suspects, I admire the way in whch Christie gives all her characters complex backstories and made them memorable.
I love the way in which the pace build up. Everything from the premise and setting to the tone and characterization was on point. I thoroughly was entertained and mesmerized by this book and did not want it to end. Its brilliant. And the reveal? I was not expecting that at all. As per usual, Dame Christie has not dissapointed me. Highly recommended! Re-read The first book I read from Christie was The Big Four , but starting from that was a huge mistake, because it's vastly different from the usual Poirots.
Luckily, Death on the Nile was next in line, and it confirmed once and for all that my time wouldn't be misspent reading Christie, just like it wasn't misspent watching the television adaptations for a long time before I moved on to her books.
The plot of Death on the Nile is the only one I can remember Re-read The plot of Death on the Nile is the only one I can remember vividly, in part because the Agatha Christie's Poirot adaptation is one of my favorites, so I've seen it several times. After nine years, the plot seems even more brilliant than the last time not to mention that I really love how the novel is set in Egypt.
It's the ultimate concept of presuming something is true just because it looks like it is, but we all know how one can't trust anything Christie shows us. When you know the murderer and the role of each passenger, it's also interesting to spot all the details where one can actually get an idea who the culprit is.
As always, though, the details might not be hidden between the lines, but they're definitely obfuscated enough so that it becomes extremely hard to see the true meaning of certain scenes or words. I've recently decided to start collecting certain books from certain publishers like Hodder's Stephen King paperbacks and classics in Everyman's Library editions , because I feel like my money is better spent on carefully selected books than impulse downloads, and Death on the Nile has the honor of being the first of HarperCollins's Agatha Christie facsimile editions on my shelf.
Very pretty, I have to say, and I'll be posting about it on Instagram later today. There's not much action or focusing to the crime solver's personal life which is fantastic and in a lot of ways works better than the plots of formulaic contemporary crime novels.
Also, the time in which the murders are set is part of the appeal to me. For a long time I've adored the tv movies because you could actually see the lovely costumes and the stories came to life. Now I'm really pleased to have finally decided to read the original books. You might also want to try one of my favourite games, the Orient Express board game if you want to train your "grey brain cells" like Poirot.
A typical Poirot mystery. Rich heiress, impoverished friend, a couple of suitors, acquaintances with straightened circumstances. Heiress snatches her impoverished friend's fiance and they are off on a honeymoon cruise over the Nile. The outraged jilted lady friend, Poirot, a couple old ladies, a couple of young ladies, a few mysterious men - are put together in the cruise.
What follows is a medley of intrigue, quarrel, theft, murder and mayhem. Was an enjoyable read. Apr 08, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore rated it really liked it Shelves: Published in , this is the seventeenth of the Hercule Poirot books.
Her friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, who has fallen on bad times but has so far refused to take any favours or charity comes to visit, seeking a job for Published in , this is the seventeenth of the Hercule Poirot books. Jacqueline de Bellefort has had her heart-broken, and wants revenge, and follows the Doyles wherever they go, doing nothing, threatening nothing, simply being there.
When the Doyles try to escape her by going on a Nile cruise, without making their plans known, she appears once again. While she escapes this, soon after, she is found dead with a bullet through her head just as Jackie had once threatened after an evening of much drama and confusion.
But while Jackie had the strongest motive, she also seems to have a solid alibi; and there are also others on board who may have had reasons of their own to do away with Linnet. To add to the confusion, the travellers are joined on their return journey by Colonel Race who is in search of another murderer, travelling under an assumed identity.
Are they the same or different? Does Poirot manage to catch his killer? This one is certainly on my favourites list of Poirot books both because of the plot and the setting. The setting in more than one way is interesting—first of course, that it is in Egypt, and takes us down the Nile.
The four great statues of Abu Simbel staring down at one, imposing, awe-inspiring, and also unsettling for some, where some of the action takes place.
Then of course, there is the plot itself. While the bare plot is that of a rich woman who was murdered, there are many smaller plot twists and turns—most characters, it seems, have things to hide, some innocuous and others not so much so, which might well throw anyone not Poirot of course , on the wrong track or off track. It was great fun seeing him unveil all of the secrets, and unravel the threads to get to the truth or truths since they are more than one.
There is a hint of romance as well of course, and while some of it was guessable, there are surprises there as well. All in all this was a thoroughly enjoyable read. While this was a revisit for me, I remembered the main plot well but not all of the many subplots, so I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.
Mimi Don't get on with Christie but great review. Apr 09, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore Mimi wrote: Do give her another try, she has the best puzzles. Update Page Number 2 11 Dec 23, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 24 40 Oct 29, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan. Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance.
Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.
Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation.
According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least languages. She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap , the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.
The Millers had two other children: Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.
During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles , came out in During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.
In late , Agatha's husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. On 8 December the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey. That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire.
Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.
In , Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from after joining him in an archaeological dig. Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie's death in Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. Christie's travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East.
The hotel maintains Christie's room as a memorial to the author. The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in , is now in the care of the National Trust. She based at least two of her stories on the hall: Abney Hall became Agatha's greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.
The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie Other books in the series. Hercule Poirot 1 - 10 of 41 books. Not only is Linnet filthy rich, but also gorgeous, sophisticated, and charming. Not only was Simon the most amazing thing that had ever happened to Jacqueline, but she was also socially on the other side of the tracks from Linnet.
Once Linnet showed interest, Simon had no chance, and Jacqueline was jilted. Linnet, like Jolene from the Dolly Parton song, could have any man. Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Please don't take him just because you can. Your beauty is beyond compare, With flaming locks of auburn hair, With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green, Your smile is like a breath of spring. Your voice is soft like summer rain, And I cannot compete with you, Jolene.
This is not a case of love at first sight where they were moved by high passions, or soul mates finally finding each other. It almost seems like Jacqueline has vetted this guy, and she really likes him so he will do nicely as a husband. Jacqueline follows them to Egypt on their honeymoon and makes sure that she turns up in their path, showing her stricken face as often as possible.
Is it any great surprise that Linnet ends up murdered on the boat on the Nile, and Jacqueline is the number one suspect? The open and shut case becomes quite complicated because there is one man on the boat who weighs all the evidence and sifts all the minutia to find the sands of truth. Hercule Poirot knows what he likes and what he does not.
He has impeccable manners even when he is accusing someone of If people conducted their business in the Poirot manner, it would be a much less chaotic world. One of the passengers, Tim Allerton, makes a very rash statement regarding my favorite Belgian detective.