Paperback, 373 Pages
Mystery Murder/ Thriller
By: Agatha Christie
“Love is not everything, Mademoiselle,’ Poirot said gently. ‘It is only when we are young that we think it is.”
Reading Christie’s books feels like a ticket to the past, you don’t read those stories because you live them. Whenever I read one of her books, I am just fascinated by literally everything. I love how the restrictions were less on writers when Agatha wrote so her books were as realistic as ever! She did not need to tame the language and I love seeing terms and how their use has changed through the decades!
Death on the Nile is one of Christie’s longest stories and it was still a very fast read for me. I think Christie invested a lot in the characters this time and the actual murder does only happen after 170 pages which is a bit weird for books of this kind!
The main detective here is Poirot and Colonel Race helps him and I love their dynamics in this story! I keep discovering new things about Agatha and I can see their influence in the story, just like the fact that she worked as a nurse during the war and that she really did visit Egypt and you can tell by how realistic her writing is! I was actually grinning like a fool when she mentioned the donkey boys and the way they spoke English was very funny yet very true!
I can’t give much about the murder but as usual, everyone is a suspect and Christie manipulates the reader to make them suspect all the characters or on the other hand not suspect some of them so you really can’t make up your mind in the end till Poirot reveals it all and if you know him enough, you know he does not do so without enough evidence!
Summary: A comfort read as usual which was very realistic in everything! The ending was kind of surprising and I can’t expect less from the queen of mystery!