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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.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“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)