Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
On the destination setting of the Nile, a young woman, newly married, is murdered. The ever present Hercule Poirot takes the case and catches the killer using his usual method of looking at the psychology of the facts.
This was one of my picks for my summer reading challenge as a book set in a hot place. And it felt summery enough with the complaints from the upper class at the heat of the Nile!
This was another fun mystery set forth by Agatha Christie and follows a similar type of plot device as Murder on the Orient Express (who else is excited for the movie?) in that it has only one setting, making it a rather interesting case.
However, the characters in Murder on the Orient Express are so much more interesting, and those in Death on the Nile were not. The story, while interesting, did not surprise me as much as Christie’s other novels and I felt that this ending was a bit disappointing.
Still, if you’re making your way through Agatha Christie’s mystery novels then, of course, you can’t miss this one. Reading it in the heat of summer made it feel all the more real!