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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
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Sep 07, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 20th-centurylit-early
Read in September, 2009

I don't know what it is about Agatha Christie that always leaves me feeling so "bleh", but there it is.

Linnet Doyle and her husband, Simon, honeymoon on the Nile. Simon used to be engaged to Linnet's best friend, Jacqueline, and being the best friend and all she comes along for the trip along with several other people, including the fantastic Hercule Poirot. Jacqueline plays quite the spurned lover, making the Doyles unhappy, and it becomes more suspicious when Simon gets shot and Linnet gets dead.

As always Hercule is there to save the day, and he does, but not without throwing suspicion in every character's face first. I don't want to say Christie's books are predictable, because I can't say that I know exactly whodunit by the finale; but I will say that there are few surprises in Christie's books. With this one, being a rather popular Christie title, I expected to be wow'ed, to find myself eager to get to the end to find out who the killer(s) is/are. Unfortunately by the end I realized I seemed to have stopped caring somewhere in the last quarter, and that fact didn't bother me enough to go back to see if I might have missed something cool.
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David If you don't like Christie, don't read it.

message 2: by El (new) - rated it 2 stars

El Very profound.

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