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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!


Sunday, December 14, 2008


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!


zetor said...

I read this a while ago, it is good. Have you seen the movie starring Peter Ustinov?

Lezlie said...

Zetor ~ I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard that it's wonderful.


Ladytink_534 said...

Of the two Christies that I read, I never would have guessed the murderer(s) in a million years. I'd really like to read more of her eventually.

Lezlie said...

Ladytink ~ I've gotten it right once in 30 books. My odds aren't too good. :-)