Death on the Nile: A Book review

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie has been on TBR forever now and I finally had the opportunity to read it. And incidentally I got to watch the 1978 adaptation soon after. How did that turn for me? Read my book review of Death on the Nile to know more

About Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Book Name: Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Fiction – Thriller Classics

Characters: Colonel Race, Simon Doyle, Hercule Poirot, Linnet Ridgeway, Jacqueline de Bellefort, Mrs. Allerton, Tim Allerton, Dr. Carl Bessner, Miss Bowers, Jim Fanthorp, Ferguson, Salomè Otterbourne, Rosalie Otterbourne, Andrew Pennington, Cornelia Robson, Marie Van Schuyler, Joanna Southwood

Setting: Egypt

Plot Summary of Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile is set on the streets of Egypt and features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is on an adventurous trip full of action in Egypt. While he is on vacation in Egypt and is sailing on a river boat on the river Nile, he finds himself in the middle of two murder mysteries.

The book focuses on 4 major themes:

  • good will always conqueror evil
  • things are not as they appear on the surface
  • greed and revenge are not justified
  • Every individual has a choice between right and wrong.

The book takes a bit of time to set up all the characters and laying out the plot. The murder doesn’t occur until the mid-point of the book and this keeps the readers involved and curious.

Each one of the characters in the book has a motive and each one of them has secrets of their own. And it doesn’t come as a surprise that Christie does a great job on the red herrings.

Hercule Poirot was much more lighthearted in this story and also made little jokes about him which added a different look to his character.


The book is a complete feast for the book lovers as it is really going to stick with you till the last word. Read the book yourself and awaken the hidden detective in you.

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  1. Andreea

    I love Agatha Christie’s novels! I just admire her for creating each and every character in such detail that they feel real and it sends me right in that setting – I always try to outsmart Poirot and I fail almost every time.

    I think I enjoy her novels with Miss Marple more though, because I just love that old lady!

    • Gayathri

      I do the same with all the thrillers, trying to find out the bad guy and often I do win.

  2. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    What a great guest post! I love murder mystery books. I’ve never read anything by Agatha Christie but have only heard great things. I hope you can get everything in order soon!


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