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Death on the Nile (Poirot) (Hercule Poirot Series Book 17) [Kindle Edition]

Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie’s most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting’ nothing is ever quite what it seems…

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    "The construction is flawless." Daily Mail "Must be read twice, once for enjoyment and once to see how the wheels go round." The Times "The main alibi is of the first brilliance ! the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head." Observer "A peach of a case for Poirot. I take my hat off to the author for as ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined." Sunday Times

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 906 KB
    • Print Length: 352 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1579126898
    • Publisher: Harper (14 Oct. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0046RE5HW
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An early cruise on the Nile 6 May 2011
    Format:Audio CD
    So I booked a winter holiday next year in Egypt which will include a cruise on the Nile. How then could I not read the book in advance? Well the Kindle edition was fascinating but the audiobook - wow! I have, for some while, been listening to Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series read by Tony Robinson and they have set a very high standard but, considering the age of this story, I think that David Suchet gives a most entertaining read - even the english Colonel speaks with a beautiful 'Jonathan Woss' lisp!
    I am disabled and so like to take a flask of coffee and park my car up on the moor, sit back and listen. A great afternoon break.
    I shall be purchasing more Agatha Christie audiobooks.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing to float away with 20 Mar. 2007
    Format:Audio CD
    Death on the Nile is one of the best Agatha Christie's ever - and has been presented in a variety of formats, and this is one of the most enjoyable. David Suchet (Poirot himself from the rather fabulous television series) reads the tale of murder and mayhem in Egypt with a flair and humour which is engaging and thoroughly entertaining. Even though you may be very familiar with the story, Suchet's reading gives added dimensions to Christie's characters, and allows characters to speak for themselves, as it were.

    The only reason I did not give 5 stars was that his vocalisation of Colonel Race tended to grate on my ear after a while, but it is a small complaint for such an enjoyable audio book.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of Christie's greatest! 30 July 2004
    By A Customer
    Death On the Nile was the first Agatha Christie book I read and I immediately became a fan. Christie shows a love for Egyptian culture and history and you'll never be able to work out the solution- it's surprising yet at the same time a convincing piece of work.
    If you haven't read Christie before, this is a good book to start you off as it boasts Poirot's (and Christie's) unique genius.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Agatha Christie - Death On the Nile | Review 17 Sept. 2013
    This is Christie at her best - it's the finest example of her work that I've ever read, and it's set the bar high for the rest of her bibliography. Hercule Poirot investigates a murder as he floats elegantly down the Nile, in a setting which has always fascinated me.

    Christie's writing in Death On the Nile is gripping and fast-paced, and as the case develops you'll find yourself trying to detect who the murderer is yourself, although I'm not going to spoil it for you by revealing that here. Rest assured, it's highly recommended and worth reading whether you're a lifelong Christie fan or a newcomer to her works. There's certainly nowhere better to start.

    Interestingly enough, Christie also makes references to her other novels throughout the plot, mainly during conversations between characters - they'd reference a mutual acquaintance in London for example, who'd also happen to be a leading character in a previous story. Something to spot for Poirot connoisseurs.

    Published in 1937, this was released at a time when Christie was writing at her best, and you can feel the real sense of mastery that pervades the best of her fiction. Not many other Christie books can come even close, with the possible exception of And Then There Were None.

    In summary, most Christie lovers will have read Death On the Nile already, but if you haven't then you should make it a priority. If you haven't read an Agatha Christie book before, then do yourself a favour and make a start on it, with this one. You won't regret it.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Death on the Nile...........Poirot 21 Oct. 2012
    Now I just love Ms Christie's murders in the Orient and this one for me, is her best. On holiday in Egypt, Poirot meets an old friend and it doesn't take our intrepid sleuth too long to discover he is working undercover. They are booked onto the Nile cruiser along with a group of wealthy tourists and it soon becomes clear that murder is afoot! As Poirot and his new sidekick become embroiled in murder no 1 it soon becomes apparent that a ruthless killer is on board and will stop at nothing to protect themselves. The cast of characters made this story for me as here Ms Christie comes into her own with sublime dialogue, comedy and farce as we, the reader skip from one murder to the next. It is here also that we get to see Poirot's romantic and compassionate side, something we dont see too often as we all know, as ardent fans, Poirot does not approve of murder!! This novel is heavenly, complex and quite touching in places. Of course with the advent of technology, most of us have probably seen the film of the same name so now when I pick up this book, I visualise Peter Ustinov as our dear Poirot and the cast of characters which are so perfectly selected for their roles imagined by Ms Christie. Of course, nothing quite compares with the book and this is reading at its best. Pure indulgence, you won't be disappointed here, enjoy!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Death on the Nile 9 Feb. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is one of Agatha Christie's greatest novels and a Poirot classic. Beautiful, and fantastically wealthy, Linnet Ridgeway, seems to have everything. She is young, has a host of admirers and is used to indulging herself in whatever she wants. When her best friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, asks her to employ the man she is engaged to - Simon Doyle - Linnet decides she wants him too. Jacqueline is betrayed and Linnet discovers that money cannot buy everything. When Poirot decides to take a cruise on the Nile he is confronted by a group of passengers, many of whom are hiding secrets, and when Jacqueline follows the honeymoon couple on board, the scene is set for murder.

    In this novel, Christie has everything in place for a wonderful mystery: great characters, a well plotted murder and an exotic location. Poirot is at the very height of his powers and this is a sublime mystery, with not a word out of place. If you haven't read this before, then you are in for a treat. I have re-read it many, many times and it remains one of my favourite books. Christie remains the greatest crime novelist ever and I doubt anyone will ever take that title from her.
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