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Mort sur le Nil (Hercule Poirot #17)

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Un soir, Hercule Poirot dîne dans un restaurant londonien. Sa table jouxte celle d'un jeune couple apparemment très épris, Jackie de Bellefort et Simon Doyle. Quelques semaines plus tard, à l'occasion d'une croisière sur le Nil, le grand détective a la surprise de retrouver Simon Doyle marié à Linett Ridgeway. S'apercevant que Jackie s'ingénie à croiser le chemin du jeune...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 21st 2004 by Editions du Masque (first published 1937)
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Stephen
Hopefully I am not committing any heretical thoughtcrime here, but am I the only one who thinks Hercule Poirot comes across as a bit of a doucheapotamus . Between the accent, the arrogance and the jabbing his butt into everyone’s business, he reminded of a cross between nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz and everyone's favorite rapist, Pepe Le Pew.
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Now before you get the cheese grater and the lemon juice out for me, let me say that this is my first Agatha Christie novel and my first experience with...more
mark monday
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...more
3houd

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. EVERYONE has a motive and an opportunity, anyone could've done it but I can never guess the right person with Agatha :)

Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Suvi
I should have known I like Christie because her stories are just simply wonderful old-fashioned crime puzzles that make you turn the pages and sigh when everything's finished. 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 se...more
Ann
"Death on the Nile" is a intriguing Poirot mystery, that involves a murder and ship full of people who may easily have had a motive for the deed. So, though I'd expected a thrilling setting for the murder (like the African background in "Man in the Brown Suit") instead the majority of the book takes place on the boat. This is definitely more "traditional" murder mystery style, where it consists of Q&A with nearly every passenger on the ship. But, Christie manages to add in a lot of character...more
Zakariah Johnson
There's a trick to writing character-driven stories so compelling they absorb readers even when they've seen them all done on TV or in film a million times and know exactly how it all turns out. The pledge taken by members of the Detection Club (founders including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Anthony Berkeley) no doubt has a lot to do with it:

Do you promise that your detectives shall well and truly detect the crimes presented to them using those wits which it may please you to bestow u...more
Kathryn
Ultimately quite thrilling though parts did drag a bit for my taste. I think because we had so many characters and while they were outwardly very different from one another it was also hard to get beneath the superficial with most of them and thus harder for me to feel as connected as I like to. And I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more Egyptian "atmosphere" -- with a few brief passages as exception, the story played out on the ship very much as it might have done in the typical Eng...more
Mickey
A friend told me who the murderer was, so I was not surprized when the killer was discovered.
I never talked to this friend again...
Stacey (prettybooks)
I unintentionally picked Death on the Nile to be my fifth classic exactly a year after reading And Then There Were None , which blew me away. I bought a wonderful 1950s Penguin Classics edition from Skoob Books earlier this year and I knew to be one of her most popular novels.

I’d like to give you a little spoiler warning. I tend to think that anything mentioned when talking about mystery novels is a spoiler, but I haven’t said anything in this review that cannot be found in the blurb, which does...more
Andy
Despite being one of the 'big' Poirot books, I've only just got round to reading it and have never seen any of the tv/film versions. So I came in fresh and loved it. True, while I pretty much love anything involving Poirot, some of the tales are more satisfying than others. This clearly satisfies.

We get a big book, rich in detail, with a large well fleshed-out cast and some real time spent with them before the first death occurs (in fact, not having read the back cover I wasn't entirely sure wh...more
Dania
رواية رهيييييبة... دمووية وذاخرة بالأحداث المتشابكة والمعقدة... استمتعت كتير بقرائتها
Mayday Maddie
Hercule Poirot strikes again with yet another page turner, mustache and string of ingenious Belgian/French phrases.

I am very proud of myself for successfully solving the case -- or rather figuring it out from Poirot's vague & mysterious observations and conversations. But still. It's fun to win. :)

I never really noticed how many political statements Agatha Christie includes... this text has a lot of attacks on society, particularly tourism, capitalism and despotism. It's no accident either;...more
Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont
I suppose it’s not a terribly good idea to read a crime thriller when one already knows the outcome. Half the fun, after all, is in the surprise, or in discovering that one is as sensitive to the clues as the sleuth! I came to Death on the Nile for the first time in no need of clues because I already knew whodunit from watching an old movie with Peter Ustinov in the role of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s ace French, sorry, Belgian detective.

I’m not a huge fan of traditional crime fiction. The...more
☯Emily
Feb 08, 2013 ☯Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ☯Emily by: Agatha Christie Group on GR
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2013
I thought this was a very exciting Christie novel. This is one of Agatha Christie's favorite books because of the psychological insights Poirot employed in solving the murder of a young, beautiful, wealthy bride. Before Poirot could clearly see who committed the murder, he had to sort out the other criminals who had gathered on a sightseeing trip up the Nile River. There was a thief, a terrorist, a kleptomaniac, a blackmailer, and a stalker along with an alcoholic, a Communist, an English attorn...more
Muna_A_140A513
1 word: UNEXPECTED.
Agatha Christie did a great job in not creating a repetitive crime scene. The end was definitely unexpected and I literally screamed by the end of the book. Also, the sense of mysteriousness was DIFFERENT in this book and it made me really wonder who on earth is the one responsible for the crimes. Not only that, but after knowing who the criminal is, I was shocked at the events that came later, because normally, when we know who the criminal is, the story is over. Death on th...more
Madeline
Pretty good. I read it in 7th grade and it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling of superiority over my fellow classmates, who all read Annie's Baby for their book reports.
Clarice
It is obviously quite difficult to review a book that has been commented upon so many times, and it is therefore challenging to come up with anything new that hasn't already been said or written by others before. Nevertheless, here is my opinion on "Death on the Nile": If you like murder mysteries and the quintessentially English "whodunnit", then this should certainly be a candidate on your "must-read" list. Christie's story is unputdownable and a perfectly crafted example of the genre. The aut...more
Maxime
Being an avid Christie reader and a mystery stories lover I know that many people consider Death on the Nile one of the "big three" Christie novels - which are: Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and of course this one. With my personal favorite and bestseller "And Then They Were None" acting as the bastard child.

Before arguing whether this allegation is acceptable or not I will state that an average mystery reader or someone that has just read one or two novels by this au...more
Mónica Silva
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Mais uma obra que me deixou rendida à escrita de Agatha Christie: fluída e maravilhosamente simples, ao mesmo tempo repleta de subtis indícios que constroem todo o mistério. Ambientada no exóticos cenários do Egito – um país pelo qual nutro um eterno fascínio –, esta estória deixou-me completamente envolvida. Ao virar de cada página dava por mim a analisar personagens, a colher pistas e a procurar motivos, tudo para tentar deslindar quem de...more
Rai
Death on the Nile is a great whodunit, that literally kept me guessing to the very last page. Being a huge Egypt buff, this book gave me a very nice sense of a boat ride down the magnificent Nile to see some of Egypt's spectacular sites. It's a fun read from a bygone era, with lively characters, an intricately presented plot, and the charming detective Hercule Poirot. It's an entertaining story, but it also is a very sharp commentary on people, their motivations, and social norms. Though the boo...more
Peter
Wow, a real tour-de-force for Agatha. The writing is definately a cut above many of her novels, and the story is rich in psychological aspects, tight plotting, vivid characterization, and an evocative setting.

Golden girl Linnet Doyle seems to have everything: looks, money, personality, business sense, and, as it turns out...enemies. After stealing her passionate school chum Jacqueline de Bellefort's handsome fiance, Simon, she heads out to Egypt for an exotic honeymoon. But Jackie is not a woman...more
Bakir
This book is absolutely wonderful! While by reading the cover of the book,you know that a murder will happen, it comes when you must don't expect it!
There wasn't a lot about Poirot's personal life, which kind of disappointed me, I really wanted to know more about him.
The characters are all hiding secrets, and that makes you suspect all of them, which is a very good element in a murder story, I loved how the characters were all hiding these thing that were revealed at the end of the story in a v...more
Spuddie
Classic mystery featuring the fussy Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, read by David Suchet who portrays the detective on the TV version. A wealthy young woman in Egypt on her honeymoon is killed in cold blood with a gunshot through the head while she slept. The obvious choice for murderess--her new husband's former fiancee--has an airtight alibi, so it's up to Poirot and his friend Colonel Race to figure out the whys, wherefores, and how it was done. Skillfully plotted as usual, but with rather...more
Clara
The book that I read was called “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Cristie
It’s about a whole bunch of people go on a cruize together in Egypt. After Linnet Doyle’s murder, accusations flow, everyone unsuspecting the following murders...
In this book Agatha Cristie uses excellent language, and the content is so well written - a pleasure to read.
I love the characters - they all have so different personalities, its so difficult to guess who the murderer is ! I love the plot - amazing ideas, the events a...more
Gerry
An atmospheric journey down the Nile; a varied group of characters; murders are committed (unsurprisingly) and Hercule Poirot is on the spot to solve the crimes.

In typical Agatha Christie fashion Poirot drops clues along the way to lay enough red herrings to set a fisherman's heart racing. One, two, three murders and plenty os supsects but Poirot reasons it all out in his inimitable style.

One odd occurence stands out, viz how did they fish the pistol wrapped in the velvet cloth out of the Nile ....more
أحمد رشيد
قرأت نصفها.... و استنتجت ما ظننت انه حل للقضية..... و استلقيت على سريري أهُمّ أن أنام
و لكن عقلي أبى أن يدعني أنام و أنا أفكر بهذه القضية المتشابكة المثيرة, و الحيلة التي استخدمها المجرم ليصل إلى ضحيته....
تركت مخدعي و أكملت القراءة إلى أن أنهيت الرواية... و كان حلّي صحيحاً :)
استمتعت بشدة بهذه الرواية البوليسية.... و أنا أرفع القبعة لأجاثا كريستي المبدعة التي لم تترك تفصيلا صغيراً يغيب عنها.....
الرواية القادمة : جريمة على قطار الشرق السريع ...
Negar
عالی عالی!
حرفی نیست که بزنم، چون از هر جاش بخوام بگم یه قسمت دیگه ش لو میره! برای همین چیزی نمی گم. در هر صورت این داستان چیزی کم نداشت. خوب روایت شده بود، یه داستان کامل بود و تقریباً همه ی جوانب توش رعایت شده بود. یه داستان کارآگاهی کاملاً زیبا. پوآرو چقدر احساساتی شده بودا :-"
+ این کتاب باعث شد یادم بیاد یه زنگ دینی چقدر به سرعت عمل کتاب خوندن اضافه می کنه =))
CatBookMom
Read by David Suchet, Poirot himself.

Much as I love Suchet, I don't think he's got his best voices going for all the characters in this book, particularly Col. Race (who has a sort of wet lisp) and Miss Van Schuyler (whose voice is the least consistent, and quite harsh, a croaking rasp). And he pronounces it rather like Shy-ler, whereas I believe it's more Sky-ler. That's a nit, sorry. The character of Jacqueline is given very dramatic lines, and a lot of them, which may be a large part of why t...more
Eman
زودت شوية في الجرائم على حساب التحليل النفسي والمشاعر للشخصيات

كنت اتمنى يكون فيها لعب في المشاعر أكتر كقصة ويكون فيها لف

توقعت مين يكون القاتل وكنت اتمنى يطلع عكس توقعي لكن طلع هو فعلا

كنت هقول لبوارو وسع كده شوية القاتل هو ................!!!!!
Alaa Ashraf
What the!! WHAT!! now i understand! If anybody could've fooled The Doctor it would've been Agatha Christie!!
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“It often seems to me that's all detective work is, wiping out your false starts and beginning again."
Yes, it is very true, that. And it is just what some people will not do. They conceive a certain theory, and everything has to fit into that theory. If one little fact will not fit it, they throw it aside. But it is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant.”
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