Friday, January 13, 2012

A Floating Barge of Death

Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie

Wow - after a rather slow start, in which I was holding my breath, waiting for the lovely Linnet to get hers, Ms. Christie certainly has the bodies pile up.

Poor Linnet -she's young, beautiful, rich, popular, and newly married, yet none of these attributes will save her. The question is, which was enough for someone to kill her? There certainly is not a lack of suspects, or motives.

Not to fear! Hercule Poirot is a passenger on this floating death trap, and he and his formidable gray matter will have this murder solved in no time. Unfortunately, not quite quick enough to prevent some collateral damage.

This is a fun read, and a classic in the genre. Of course, considering it was published in 1937 and set in Egypt, there's your typical amount of racist commentary. Nothing over the top, but it is certainly noticeable.

Seeing as this is a mystery, that's all you're getting, folks! I wouldn't want to spoil this for anyone who hasn't yet read it.


Rayna said...

Glad you liked this one! I didn't sympathize much with Linette, but I felt bad for all the other people who the murderer killed.

MJ said...

@Rayna Yes, I thought this was very fun. I did sympathize with Linnet, though. She wasn't the most likable character (at all) but I don't think she deserved what she got.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I read one or two of Agatha Christie's works. I guess I missed out on the fun.