Literature: Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
is a 1937 mystery novel by Agatha Christie
is on holiday in Egypt, on a Nile River cruise. Among the other passengers is Linnet Ridgeway, a rich, beautiful heiress, honeymooning with her husband Simon Doyle. Doyle was engaged to Linnet’s best friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, before he met Linnet, and broke it off. Heartbroken and wanting revenge on her former friend for stealing her fiancé, Jacqueline started following them everywhere they go. When Linnet gets killed, Jacqueline is the obvious suspect. But is that really the case?
The story was adapted for the screen twice, as a 1978 film and as a 2004 episode of the television series Poirot
. It was also adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 1997, with John Moffatt playing Poirot.
This book and its adaptions provide examples of: