“Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is another Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1937.

Death on the Nile was a death of pretty and rich young Linnet Ridgeway on a steamer cruising along the Nile River. Newlywed and on a honeymoon, Linnet Ridgeway was shot through her head while she was sleeping.

How was the murderer expected to get away when all passengers had to travel on the steamer on the journey? Everyone had to be accounted for and one had to be the murderer. Furthermore, the famous Belgian private detective, Hercule Poirot, happened to be holidaying on board this steamer. He was roped in to investigate by the authority.

This crime story was a favourite of mine. Poirot took the readers through his investigation every step of the way until the end to reveal who the real killer who pulled the trigger of a gun. The execution was ingenious, premeditated and very well planned to the last detail. On the surface, it appeared impossible but Hercule Poirot managed to get the confession out of the killer based on his little ideas and using his grey matter.

This book is uncomplicated and Agatha Christie was clear in the flow of the story. I could follow her train of thoughts as I read the pages. It is definitely one of her best crime stories.

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