Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile

Hercule Poirot #17

Agatha Christie

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
mysterious fast-paced

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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...

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Racism (1 reviewer) and Death (1 reviewer)


Moods

mysterious 92%
adventurous 48%
tense 41%
dark 24%
funny 12%
challenging 9%
lighthearted 9%
reflective 7%
emotional 4%
informative 2%
sad 2%

Pace

fast 56%
medium 29%
slow 14%

Strong character development?

No: 52% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 16% | It's complicated: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 33% | No: 18% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 57% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.97
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