On My Bookshelf: Death On The Nile


The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems…”  Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 


I have made several attempts to read Paula Brackstons’s Found Things series but just find the books dull. Don’t get me wrong, the storyline is good and I do love the traveling between the past and the present interesting, but for some reason I just can’t get into the books. So for now I’m saying goodbye to them and moving on. Do you ever have this problem with books ?

Last night before bed, I picked up Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie to read and read three chapters before drifting off to sleep. I seem to be into an Agatha Christie mood lately. Not only am I reading her books, my husband and I have been watching the Hercule Poirot series on BritBox and we just recently watched Death on the Nile, which I found quite good.

I do have a variety of books I want to read over the next few months, several of them are already on my bookshelf, and after I am finished reading my current book plan to delve into them.

Here’s a few I plan to read …

📚The Map of Time by Felix Palma (own)
📚Jane Seymour:The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (own)
📚Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (to purchase)
📚Midnight At the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber (to purchase)
📚The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (own)
📚The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick (to purchase)

I know many of you are making lists of books you plan to read too and I have found many of your choices quite interesting, and even a few have been added to my list of books I want to read some day. I love how this community of readers share their thoughts about books and how honest reviews are given, it truly helps.

What are you currently reading ?

8 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf: Death On The Nile

  1. I don't think I've heard of any of the books you have on your to read list! I just started A Gentleman in Moscow last night; it's been on my TBR list for a while, and because I have a couple of weeks before my next library hold will be ready, I figured it was a good time to finally get to it.


  2. I adore Hercule Poirot – I think I've read every one of “his” books and we adore David Suchet's portrayal (we also love Hugh Fraser's Hastings). Highly recommend the Christmas episodes if you can find them! I have an annual tradition to listen to Tim Curry narrate A Christmas Carol and my sister recommended I add Mr. Dickens' Carol this year. I downloaded it on Hoopla and it's delightful. From your “stack”, I love Sarah Addison Allen – I think you will, too!


  3. Mary, I love Hercule Poirot and adore David Suchet too, he portrays Poirot quite well! I will check BritBox for the Christmas episodes and if I can’t find them will read the Christmas collection I recently purchased. We were thinking about listening to the Christmas Carol with Tim Curry too! I really enjoy Sarah Addison Allen, this one is one that I’ve read before and want to read again.


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