D is for “Death on the Nile”

Agatha Christie has long been a favourite of mine.  I love novels about sleepy little English villages with Miss Marple and tales set in more Cosmopolitan settings with Hercule Poirot, or vice versa.  The characters seem like old friends; we have met people with their virtues and foibles.  We can settle back with a cup of tea, an afghan, and an old paperback,  and read a book written in 1920 or 1950.

Christie turned out a lot of books in her career and some are not as well thought out as others.  Sometimes one gets the idea that not until the last minute did she decide who the murderer would be.  But other times when we learn who the culprit is, we can look back and see all the clues she laid out for us.

‘Death on the Nile” is one of her better books.  We have an exotic setting and varied characters  and the outcome is believable.  A good read for a lazy afternoon.


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