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Poirot sul Nilo (Hercule Poirot #17)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  72,838 Ratings  ·  2,182 Reviews
Death on the Nile is a pre-Second World War novel, first published in 1937. It shows Agatha Christie’s interest in Egypt and archaeology and also reflects much of the flavour and social nuances of the pre-war period. Although the novel is set in Egypt, an exotic location, it is essentially a ‘locked room mystery’, as the characters are passengers on the river-steamer SS Ka ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published 1995 by Oscar Mondadori (first published November 1st 1937)
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Elsa Wulandari hmm.. not the best scene of Agatha Christie..
but it's still worth to read :)

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It is 1937 and Cairo is still considered a jewel of a city to rival Paris. The rich and famous flock there to enjoy her night life and cruise the Nile to see the pyramids. Such is the backdrop for Dame Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile starring Hercule Poirot. As in many of Poirot's cases, this mystery features a young heiress, multiple motives for murder, and criminals traveling under assumed names. All these facets add up to a fun, page turning whodunit.

Upon turning twenty one, Linnet Ridge
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4+ out of 5 stars for Death on the Nile, a Hercule Poirot mystery published in 1937 by Agatha Christie. This is one of Christie's better mysteries, not because of the complexity in the mystery but due to the characters she creates. No one is who they appear to be on this ship, and they are all trapped together. It's nearly 100 years ago, so how could anyone get on or off the boat without the Captain or the rest of the staff in the know? (No, I'm not giving away a spoiler). Poirot
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.

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
Nov 21, 2016 Luffy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is only the second time that I read Death on the Nile. I remember the sublime subterfuge of the guilty party, but thought there were only two deaths in the book. In fact there are five deaths and the book has a quite hectic pace.

Hercule Poirot refers to previous cases once or twice. In Murder of the Orient Express he absolved the guilty completely. In Death on the Nile, he regrets bringing the murderer to justice, but carries out this task still.

The boat on the Nile houses many other charac
Jul 21, 2013 Mickey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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...
Linnet Ridgeway was an extremely wealthy young woman who had everything she had ever wanted; everything everyone else would have liked – but she didn’t have love. So when she married Simon, who had been engaged to one of Linnet’s closest friends, there was a good deal of animosity. While on their honeymoon, they were on the S.S. Karnak, slowly cruising up the Nile River; stopping to view the pyramids and other exotic tourist destinations. They were accompanied by a varied group of people and amo ...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
Jun 18, 2010 3houd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Mahdi Lotfi
در این داستان، پوآرو كه برای گذراندن تعطیلات به مصر سفر كرده، با زوجی آشنا میشود كه ماه عسل خود را در آنجا میگذرانند و معماهای داستانها از همينجا در ذهن شكل میگيرند. هر دو مرد با دهانی نیمهباز، چشمان ندید بدید خود را به دختری دوخته بودند که داشت جلو پستخانه از یک رولزرویس قرمز رنگ پیاده میشد. دختر، نرم و چابک، از اتومبیل بیرون آمد. کلاه بر سر نداشت و موهای طلاییاش به او جلوه خاصی میداد. پیراهنی بلند اندام ظریف و زیبایش را پوشانده بود. از حرکاتش معلوم بود دختر متکی به نفسی است. حضور چنین دختری، ب ...more
A typical Poirot mystery.
Rich heiress, impoverished friend, a couple of suitors, acquaintances with straightened circumstances.
Heiress snatches her impoverished friend's fiance and they are off on a honeymoon cruise over the Nile. The outraged jilted lady friend, Poirot, a couple old ladies, a couple of young ladies, a few mysterious men - are put together in the cruise.
What follows is a medley of intrigue, quarrel, theft, murder and mayhem.
Was an enjoyable read.
Apr 01, 2017 Cphe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many years since I've read an Agatha Christie mystery, you tend to forget what a great writer she was. This vintage mystery features the wonderful Hercule Poirot. Loved the exotic location, most of the action takes place on board a boat travelling down the Nile. The mystery component of the novel kept you guessing right up to the end which is always a big plus. Well drawn characters and an engaging plot, time and money well spent.
Book-nerd Sifat
Apr 27, 2017 Book-nerd Sifat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my second most favourite Agatha Christie story among all of her stories.

Linnet Doyle is youthful, excellent, and rich. She's the young lady who has everything—including the man her closest companion adores. Linnet and her new spouse take a voyage on the Nile, where they meet the splendid investigator Hercule Poirot.

“A man doesn't wasnt to feel that a woman cares more for him than he cares for her. He doesn't want to feel owned, body and soul. It's that damned possessive attitude. This ma
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
Aug 25, 2016 Isabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worum geht’s?

Eigentlich möchte Meisterdetektiv Hercule Poirot die Kreuzfahrt auf dem Nil dazu nutzen, sich zu entspannen und die zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bestaunen – doch seine Pläne werden schnell durchkreuzt. Mit an Bord sind unter anderem die schöne und steinreiche Erbin Linnet Rigdeway und ihr Verlobter Simon. Deren Hochzeitsreise verläuft bisher alles andere als heiter: Miss de Bellefort, Linnets ehemals beste Freundin, der sie Simon ausgespannt hat, folgt dem Paar hartnäckig übera
May 20, 2014 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have not read all of that many HP stories, but I think this is my favorite mystery so far. I am looking forward to more of them.

Although he is retired and taking a vacation cruise on the Nile, he still ends up in charge of a murder and more mystery than he could shake a stick at. Was it only a matter of time?

A great cast of nice and not so nice characters, typical of Agatha Christie. The timing of events and how they played out - wonderful!
The famous detective Hercule Poirot was expecting a relaxing holiday on a steamer heading up the Nile. Some agitation among a few of the passengers has him a little on edge. Soon a terrible crime will turn Poirot's exotic Egyptian vacation into an investigation.

The book was cleverly written with interesting characters. There were several people on the cruise that had something to hide, or a motive to murder, so it kept me guessing until the end.

Nov 11, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"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
Miquel Reina
Sep 28, 2015 Miquel Reina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, Agatha Cristie is the most important author of thriller and crime novels. I love getting lost in her atmosphere full of mystery and sophistication in which each of the characters can be a hero or a murderer. Death on the Nile is undoubtedly one of his best-known novels and its reputation is well deserved. I encourage all readers of detective fiction and suspense to read this jewel of literature and the magic of Agatha Christie's words.

Spanish version:
Para mi Agatha Cristie es el genio de
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Feb 24, 2017 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I was so disappointed by this book. I have come to expect much from Agatha Christie after reading And Then There Were None last year. I never fully figured out who did it in that story and was very thankful for the epilogue. I figured Death on the Nile out before any murder even took place.

Another aspect that affected my rating of this book was the narrator's voice for the audiobook. His normal reading voice was fine, but the characterizations he did were extremely annoying. It wasn't a pleasan
David Sarkies
Jul 02, 2015 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Murder Mystery Fans
Recommended to David by: My Mum
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Another Holiday Interrupted - BY MURDER
9 July 2015

I'm not really all that sure about these Agatha Christie mysteries. I guess it has something to do with me never really being all that interested in your stock standard mystery, of which Christie was an absolute master. Okay, I do enjoy Sherlock Holmes, but then that probably has more to do with the guy being a coke fiend who regularly frequents brothels (as well as the brilliant rendition that Guy Ritchie produced – well, okay the first one at
Sep 24, 2015 Obsidian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well finally! I was starting to worry that I was on a total downswing with the Poirot books.
Dumb Witness was really awful. If it hadn't been on my list of Poirot's to read I would have skipped it. Death on the Nile reminds me most of Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. We have a very smart Poirot with an able assist by Colonel Race (Christie fans will remember him from Cards on the Table) with Poirot also figuring out several other mysteries along the way.

We begin with hearing about an Amer
Jessica Prescott

3 stars because I didn't personally enjoy the story/characters as much as some of her others. But it's still a pretty maddening intriguing mystery.

*goes away shaking head sadly*
Nicole Alycia
Aug 09, 2016 Nicole Alycia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it!
There's so many twists and turns that by the end I had no clue who did it and was totally surprised by the outcome!
Ben Babcock
So if you’re a famous detective like Hercule Poirot, you’re probably steeped in murder. It’s just murder, murder, murder, all day, every day. What’s a Belgian to do? Go on vacation, of course! Tour the Nile, they said. It’ll be relaxing, they said. No one will kill anyone on your boat, they said.

In case the title doesn’t give it away, Death on the Nile is a punishment of sorts for Hercule Poirot. Poor bastard doesn’t get a moment’s peace and quiet. I guess it’s payback for being so insufferably
❆ Crystal ❆
Review for audiobook ~ 4 stars story ♫ 5++ stars narration.
Probably the one and only Agatha Christie book that I guessed correctly who the murderer was. This was a very enjoyable book.
The narration was brilliant. This book is part of a set belonging to Poirot s Finest Cases Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations Poirot s Finest Cases Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations by Agatha Christie. I loved the narration, sound effects and the music with this one. It was very well done and quite a fun, memorable experience.

Jan 21, 2016 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha! I totally guessed whodunnit. This is one of the most famous Poirot novels, and I thought for sure it would give me the run for my money, but alas. A young heiress is murdered on a cruise down the Nile river, which triggers a series of crimes and deceptions. Luckily Poirot decides to vacation in Egypt...
Beka Adamashvili
როცა იცი, რომ "ის უნდა იყოს დამნაშავე, ვინც ყველაზე ნაკლებად გგონია" და საბოლოოდ მაინც ტყუვდები - ეგაა აგათა კრისტი.
Jun 24, 2017 Éride rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Muerte en el Nilo es una novela escrita por Agatha Christie en 1937.
Linnet Ridgeway es la mujer más bella y rica de toda Inglaterra. Se acaba de casar con el novio de su mejor amiga, y deciden pasar su luna de miel en Egipto, a bordo de un barco recorriendo el Nilo. Pero Jacqueline, su mejor amiga, no se quda atrás, ya que se ha empeñado en seguirles a todas partes como venganza a la traición de ambos.
Un día, Linnet aparece misteriosamente asesinada en el camarote. Me
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