Publisher and Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. First published 1937. This edition published in 2020.
Format: Trade paperback.
Audience: Mystery readers.
Rating: Very good.
Link for the book at Amazon.
Goodreads states Death on the Nile is #18 in the Hercule Poirot Mystery series.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller) was born on September 15, 1890. She died January 12, 1976.
A cruise along the Nile River in Egypt is the setting for a series of murders. A famous wealthy heiress named Linnet Ridgeway had been shot in the head. She had recently married. Hercule Poirot is a passenger on the cruise ship. He is the investigator of this case.
This is the first Agatha Christie story I’ve read! Yes. Truth. It will definitely not be my last!
I love this mystery story. I am already a fan of Christie. I am already a fan of Hercule Poirot.
Several things I love about this mystery story:
1. I love the strong dialogue. I love the various personalities that come through in their speech. I love the mannerisms that are shown while speaking. I love the emotion. I love the hints of things behind what the characters are saying. For example, when the characters are lying. I love the judgements or criticism one character makes about the other.
2. I love the crisp descriptions of the people. I can easily picture them in my mind. Most of them are aristocratic type people with clothing and attire that is remarked on in keen description.
3. I can tell Christie was an astute observer of people and this shows through in her writing.
4. Hercule Poirot is an eccentric, interesting, fantastic sleuth character. He is a gentleman, calm, observable, wise, and intelligent man in regards to people. His attire is an added bonus.
5. I love the way Poirot’s mind processes the information and how he solves the case.
6. A little surprise at the end.