by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot's holiday in Egypt is interrupted by the murder of a beautiful young woman on her honeymoon. Jealousy and revenge appears to be the motive, but as always, there is more to the story than meets the eye.
This was the first Agatha Christie novel in which I actually guessed the murderer. Score one for me! :-) Death on the Nile is reported to be "Agatha Christie's favorite among her books with a foreign background" (The Agatha Christie Companion by Sanders & Lovalo, p. 152). I liked that I got to know many of the characters better than is usually the case in Christie's mysteries. The murder doesn't take place until well into the story, so there is a lot of background material that gave this novel more depth than I was expecting. A nice surprise!
NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!