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.
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 is ever quite what it seems.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature--Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple--and author of "The Mousetrap", the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
“The construction is flawless.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“Must be read twice, once for enjoyment and once to see how the wheels go round.”
-The Times (London)
“The main alibi is of the first brilliance … the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head.”
-The Observer (London)
“A peach of a case for Poirot. I take my hat off to the author for as ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined.”
-Sunday Times (London)