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Death on the Nile: A Short Short Story (Parker Pyne)

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Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates.

Parker Pyne is on a ship sailing up the Nile from Assouan to Cairo. Among his fellow passengers are a group of wealthy British travelers and their companions. One of them, Lady Grayle, soon lets Pyne know that someone is trying to poison her. All the evidence points to her husband, but can Pyne save her b

Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Witness Impulse (first published May 2nd 2013)
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Elizabeth Perez
May 13, 2015 Elizabeth Perez rated it it was amazing
This was my first Agatha Christie book I have read and what a joy! I love the style of writing and how the story unfolds...and what a character Hercule Poirot is! I guess I have a great many books more to read! Can't wait to get started!
Apr 13, 2015 Jenny rated it liked it
I listened to the BBC's Radio Theater version of this story. The story was okay, but seemed to be full of jealous female and overly protective male stereotypes. Though the voice actors were excellent, I had a hard time getting into the story.
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I think I would have enjoyed this better if I had read it instead of listening to it. The performance is horrible.
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Very good. loved it
Oct 13, 2016 Selah rated it liked it
Decent but nowhere nearly as thrilling as the Poirot novel of the same name.
Jun 22, 2014 bella rated it really liked it
Death on the Nile is a short story featuring Parker Pyne. Parker is on holidays and even though his holiday has been previously interrupted by clients, he's hoping that it won't be interrupted even further. However the other occupants on his cruise have other ideas. One Lady Grayle asks him to find out if she is being slowly poisoned by her husband. He sets out to investigate but before he can uncover the truth Lady Grayle ends up dead.

I find the title of this short story amusing because Agatha
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Jul 19, 2015 Fiction State Of Mind rated it really liked it
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Whenever I read anything by Agatha Christie I want to read ALL the things by Agatha Christie! Her characters are so richly developed they immediately draw the reader in.

This story is about a traveling party of British citizens vacationing in Egypt . The Lady Gayle, the matriarch of the group is a very rich, yet very unhappy woman. She makes excessive demands of her nurse and family and when she discovers Parker Pyne is on her trip she tries to get him throne of the boat! However once she learns
This short story featuring Mr Parker Pyne has nothing in common with the full-length Poirot mystery Death on the Nile, other than its setting and title. It does however have some similarities to the short Poirot story The Cornish Mystery: A Short Story. As I was reading I kept thinking to myself "I've read this before...".
Poirot is on a ship for a short vacation. As usual he observes the people around him quite closely.

Threats are made to a young heiress by a former friend but is she the only one who wants the young woman dead?

Agatha Christie is one of the best!
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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 eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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