Death on the Nile: Book review

Mar 12, 20183 comments

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I may been AWOL for a bit now but it is not without a good reason. Well, not without a reason, I am not sure how good a reason it is. I attended a massive book festival and returned home to find my laptop had mysteriously crashed. Actually not so mysterious because I had been streaming quite a bit and may have struck a virus or malware from somewhere.

Long story short, I have to completely format it and right now trying to type this on my mobile and post from a PC I am gonna have to borrow. And in order to avoid the vacuum I have a guest post right here.

A book is a man’s best friend. It is truly said that, “there is a book that is especially made for you”. Death on the Nile is one such book that is loved by millions of book worms across the globe. It is a detective fiction novel written by Agatha Christie. She has written 66 detective novels. She is also known to be the writer of world’s longest play “The mouse trap”.

The book is a detective fiction novel which 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.

Death on the Nile 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.

In the beginning Agatha took her time in setting 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 are very interesting and the author has given each of them a unique personality and each one of them has secrets of their own.

Hercule Poirot was much more lighthearted in this story and also made little jokes about him which added a different look to his character. There was romance, suspense, mystery and emotions. The book is a complete feast for the book lovers as it is really going to stick with you till the last word.

Final Verdict

Read the book yourself and awaken the hidden detective in you. You cannot depict what is going to happen the next moment. Her books “A murder is announced” and “One two buckle my shoe” are also worth reading and dedicating your time to.

What do you feel about guest posts and do you invite others on to your blog? Are you interested to do one for my blog? Lets talk.

Hello there!

Gayathri loves reading, recommending books and talking about bookish things in real life. Her blog is just an extension of that habit. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she freelances as a beta reader. She lives currently in Dubai.Head over to meet me


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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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