Hercule Poirot travels to Africa in this famous Agatha Christie mystery, now available as a Harper trade paperback
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything—until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls 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…
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 novels and short-story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“Death on the Nile is perfect.” -The Guardian(UK)
“One of her best. . . . First rate entertainment.” -Kirkus Reviews
“The main alibi is of the first brilliance . . . the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head.” -The Observer (UK)