Death on the Nile: A Book review

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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Death on the Nile: A Book review

Death Comes As The End: A Book Review

People, I am on a roll. I read another Agatha Christie on the way home back and she surprised me yet again. I was expecting a straight forward Whoddunit; and she delivered much more than that. Dame Christie takes a different route with Death Comes As The End from her normal slueth plots and makes it a historic fiction with lots of family drama. Intrigued? Keep reading.

Book Name: Death Comes As The End
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Fiction – Thriller
Characters: Imhotep, Nofret, Renisenb, Yohmose, Satipy, Sobek, Kait, Ipy, Hori, Kameni, Henet
Setting: Ancient Egypt

Death comes as the end

Unlike the usual Christie novels, Death Comes As The End is set in the ancient Egypt and talks a lot about the practices and belief system of Egyptians. The lives of the seemingly peaceful family of the Ka Priest Imhotep is disrupted when he arrives with a young and manipulative concubine Nofret. Though they do not voice their opinions out aloud, his sons and their wives resent her. To get them back, Nofret schemes to get rid them and rob them out of their legacies. Soon her body is conveniently found dead at the foot of the cliff.

The family dismisses it as a fateful accident but the body count continues to raise. Everyone has a motive and almost all of them have had the chance. What follows is a classic whodunnit; chase that only Christie can spell out. And of course I am not gonna spoil it for you, and you will have to read Death Comes As The End to find it out more.

Death comes as the end

Death Comes As The End is a compulsive drama with a mystery focus with an interesting cast. I never was able to guess who the murderer was until it was revealed. At one point I was sure who the culprit was, only to find out they were the next victim. I swear this is quite rare. The last time that this happened was with another Agatha Christie.

I was watching the Murder on the Orient express last week, just after I finished reading this book and I couldn’t help but wonder how does she do it? How can Dame Agatha Christie think up so many variety of drama and add a thriller element to it. I give up, she is the best of best.

If you want to read a short mystery with an element of family drama, Death Comes As The End should be your pick. You can read my reviews of other Agatha Christie novels here.

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