Dame Agatha Christie

Today would have been the 127th birthday of Agatha Christie. To mark the occasion, I will resume my readings of her Poirot novels by the order in which they were first published. The next one is Death on the Nile (1937), one of her essential books. Oddly enough, I’ve seen the film several times, but I don’t recall reading the book before.  Stay tuned. 


The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything…until she lost her life … until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed …

Read more about her and her works at The Home of Agatha Christie.

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