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Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile: Hercule Poirot Investigates | Agatha Christie
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The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life.Hercule Poirot recalled 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 was ever quite what it seemed.
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BriannaT
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Another Poirot, another pick! I liked this book better than many other Christies. In this book, Hercule Poirot is yet again trying to vacation and then murder happens, this time on a boat in Egypt. I was able to guess the “whodunnit” part of the book, and while that usually disappoints me, this time was different. I still didn‘t guess the full ending or other twists, and I really enjoyed reading! Great to read after “Murder on the Orient Express.”

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VioletMoonBooks
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Christinak
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Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏽 1mo
BarbaraBB Cool cover! 1mo
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KarenUK
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#WanderingJune #WalklikeanEgyptian
Such a nostalgic pick for me today. This is my (well-loved) copy, that was my Great Grandmothers, and was the first ‘grown-up‘ book I read when I was about 8. And I‘ve loved Dame Agatha ever since.💕
I also used to watch the 1978 movie over and over as a kid. That cast! Maggie Smith, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela Landsbury, Jane Birkin, David Niven, Peter Ustinov! 🤩Can‘t wait to see what Sir Ken does with it!

Cinfhen Great back story and what a lovely edition/ keepsake 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
Bradleygirl Aw this was my Agatha Christie induction book too! Unforgettable 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the Fontana editions! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great story. I started reading Agatha Christie too because of my grandparents, who had a collection. 1mo
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jenniferw88
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#walklikeanegyptian #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

I may or may not be considering some of these books for #sits @Chrissyreadit !

@JaneyWaneyB do you prefer short or long books?

CaramelLunacy I love the quirky voice of 1mo
Cinfhen Lots of interesting titles 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 3 of these will give you #pagecountphobia lol! 🤣🤣🤣 (City of Brass 544, River God 704, Nefertiti 432) 1mo
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Cinfhen For sure this one 🤪🤪 1mo
Cinfhen I tried reading City of Brass but it was SO HEAVY to lug around and my brother really wanted to read it.... of course he never returned it 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I first read City of Brass for #freakyfriday and borrowed from library... I now have books 1 and 2 on my Kindle! 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Chrissyreadit Those titles seem like good picks! I had to add them to my TBR and I did not even know I was interested in Egypt! 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow, you‘ve had inspiration! Lots of Egyptian themed books 🙌 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @jenniferw88 I was looking at Nefertiti the other day 🤯 great minds 😁 I loved Circe and The Song of Achilles so an Egyptian adventure is right up my street. If I get to page 100 and I'm enjoying the story I always stick with the book no matter the length 1mo
jenniferw88 @JaneyWaneyB 😁🤣😂 well, please don't buy Nefertiti - it's under serious consideration by me to buy lol! Not actually buying anything yet as I'm on holiday next week so won't be in for parcels, but actively looking! 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @jenniferw88 consider me on a book buying ban 🤣...that will last till pay day maybe🤔☺ but I promise to stay away from historical fiction of all kinds. Have an amazing holiday 🌞 1mo
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julesG
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#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader

#photochallenge

This only shows a few #BookToMovie adaptations that I like. There are so many.

Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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laur89
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Almost a full month of female authors, besides Narnia.

Probably would‘ve gotten 1 or 2 more in if it weren‘t for my technical issues with Libby (still unresolved 😩😭)

#FebruaryWrapUp #FebruaryStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome job! 📖💖 5mo
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mdm139
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Made goulash for dinner, it is a favorite in our house and we eat the leftovers for days. What are your favorite dinners.

Jilly6183 We had this tonight, too! Only we call it American Chop Suey! 5mo
inthegreensandblues I remember my Grandma making goulash when I was little and I hated it, but I'm sure I'd love it now. 😄 My fave similar meal that I eat for days is a thick chili served over rice. 5mo
wordzie 🙌 😎 5mo
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mdm139
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The kids's school had a Nothing bundt cakes fundraiser. Plus a new read recommended to me by a friend.

Amanda.T Lemon is my favorite flavor of theirs! 5mo
mdm139 @Amanda.T lemon is my go to flavor year round, but my favorite is snickerdoodle 5mo
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Tamatha
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laur89
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Using the 1978 movie poster for this review, because I can‘t wait for the 2020 movie! 😄

The setting in this one was fascinating, since I‘ve always wanted to visit Egypt. As usual, couldn‘t solve the murder, but thoroughly enjoyed all the little details and the twists of the plot 🧐

“Love can be a very frightening thing.” ~ “That is why most great love stories are tragedies.” #AgathaChristie

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laur89
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That moment when you reach the part described on the back of the book! 🕵🏻‍♀️

Funny thing is, I read the back blurb after I started the book, and then kind of felt like I ruined the surprise of the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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laur89
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#februaryTBR 🖤🍫

🦁 I‘ve been enjoying Narnia this year, so I‘m hoping to read at least a few more installments for #SeriesRead.
🕵🏻‍♂️ Continuing my #LitsyAtoZ with the tagged book - I always enjoy a good Poirot mystery!
⚡️ Chamber of Secrets will be later this month as part of #HPBuddyRead
🦔 Heard great things about the Barbery, and it was calling to me from the #TBR shelf!
🚀 Hoping to wrap up the month with Ender‘s Game for Letter E!

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I had to take some time off of #24in48 to go to the #LibraryBooksale.
Here is my #bookhaul. I grabbed up a bunch of old Christies.
@24in48

hes7 Nice! 👏🏻 6mo
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AF_AF
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Starting the year off right!
#popsugar2019
#bookbecomingamovie

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TSellers

She was as beautiful—just as a woman—as anything in Greek Art. And when anything beautiful‘s dead, it‘s a loss to the world.

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HotCocoaReads
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I do love the pacing of Agatha Christie books, but there are always so many names and characters to remember so although they‘re entertaining, her stories aren‘t that easy to read. I admit that I guessed the outcome of this one (which I rarely can figure out) so maybe I‘m getting better at reading mysteries! This was a good one and I‘m excited about the upcoming movie!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😻😍😻😍 7mo
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Laughterhp
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Listened to my first audiobook on Hoopla. I typically listen on Litsy. I felt like there was an audio difference towards the end of the book.

Anyway, this was a really good mystery. Once again, I did not see the murder coming! That‘s one of my favorite things about Agatha Christie‘s books. No matter how hard I try to listen, I can‘t figure it out! I‘m excited to see this turned into a movie!

However, I didn‘t really care for this narrator.

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Sophoclessweetheart
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My #achristieswapisannounced package from @jenniferw88 arrived today and it was certainly worth the wait!! Oh goodness! Thank you so so much Jenny. My most favourite AC novel in the editions I‘m collecting and the gorgeous HB greenshore folly and tote bag from my wish list! You‘ve made my Monday. Thank you! You were right, the card is hilarious! I‘ll have to frame it 🖤😹

jenniferw88 Glad you love everything! The hardback has the Greenway national trust stamp in it. 10mo
batsy How nice! And that bookmark 😍 10mo
LeahBergen You got the tote, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 And I‘m dying of envy over that bookmark! 😮😮 10mo
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tammysue Lovely gifts! Especially loving that bookmark!😍 9mo
laurenbescoby Where have you disappeared? Missing you and your posts! X 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Dropping in to say I've been missing your posts as well here on Litsy!! Hope all is well ❤️❤️ 6mo
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MishAnn
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I don‘t even know where to begin... this was a magnificent read. It started off rather slowly but once it got good, it got really good. Just wow.

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MishAnn

Super pumped to start this today! Agatha Christie herself said this was her best book.

After I read this, I‘ll re-read Breaking Dawn (don‘t judge me for my comfort books) and then I‘ll get into my spooky books! Pictures to come later to have you help me decide what spooky books to read. (We just loved so everything is packed still)

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RachLovesTV
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A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced mystery. Having cruised down the Nile, and been to many of the locations mentioned, I found the setting particularly enjoyable. I was partially right on my first guess of murderer, I just couldn't figure out how exactly they'd pulled it off. I've been meaning to read an Agatha Christie book for years, and now I can't wait to read more!

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Meaw_catlady
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#agameoffavorites I grew up loving Poirot. He is so intriguing to me ! I‘ve been collecting all the Poirot books I can find since high school. But unfortunately those are all in CO. So I couldn‘t share a picture, one fo my favorites is Death on the Nile. Agatha Christie was inspired to write by her love of crime novels one of her favorites being The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Leroux. inspired also by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes

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SarahDorra
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Until I read DEATH ON THE NILE, I‘d never in my life read any plot so complex, planned to every last detail, with twists so carefully laid out and moves forward through dialogue as opposed to description.
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How come I‘d never read anything by Agatha Christie until now?
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Also, it was nice to read about my beloved Egypt :-)

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hwestfall
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I got a little carried away at the Salvation Army book section. #bookhaul #cantresist

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bookish.mum
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I started my second Agatha Christie book the other day and I am liking it so far!

#agathachristie #deathonthenile #bookworm

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teainthelibrary
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This was only my second Agatha Christie but absolutely my favourite so far! It kept me guessing till the end. Perfect book for reading by the pool ☀️📚🌴

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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Entertaining, but not my favorite Christie so far. But, note to self, if Hercule Poirot shows up while you are on vacation, you may want to quickly change your plans!!!

Well-ReadNeck Why does EVERYONE have to be a criminal of some sort by the end?! 13mo
Libby1 I agree. I thought this one was very weak. 13mo
Dragon True, every where he travels there‘s always a murder . 😂👍🐉 13mo
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teainthelibrary
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Vacation reads, pt. 3 🗺✌🏼

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SauerPatch
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is one of the only true mysteries I‘ve ever read, but after this I may have to give the genre more of a fair shot! (No pun intended. 😏)

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Minispok
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Reading time! 😀

Jaimelire Good one! 14mo
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enidkeaner
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I‘m not much for mysteries but I really do enjoy Agatha Christie!

#192019 - #1937

Dragon Love Poirot and Agatha Christie! 💕 1y
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SauerPatch
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Trying out a new-to-me genre with this one! Fifty pages in and I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it.

This is something that's happened to me repeatedly since I was in high school: I find myself, by requirement or by choice, reading classic literature and surprised that I'm actually enjoying it. This is always followed by a moment of, "Well, DUH, Catherine. It's a classic for a reason." ??

Bradleygirl I think that was my first Christie-still one of my favorites ever! 1y
teainthelibrary Beautiful cover!! 13mo
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Traci1
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In this installment, Hercule Poirot takes what is meant to be a tranquil cruise down the Nile #River. But like Jessica Fletcher and so many other crime solvers, poor Poirot can't go anywhere without a murder occurring. I'm really looking forward to this film, which is supposed to be released late next year. This is one of my favorite Poirot novels.

#GetMovin
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Cinfhen Such a great choice!!! 😍😍😍 1y
RainyDayReading I loved this one too! 1y
benchley1 The new version won't have Emily.Blunt and The Hiddles though... 1y
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KarenUK I loved the star-studded 1978 version too! @benchley1 1y
benchley1 @KarenUK I tried it, but I was already hooked on Suchet as my Poirot. I'll try anything with bette Davis though 1y
Traci1 @benchley1 @KarenUK I've never seen any of Suchet's Poirot episodes, though I'd like to. I'd also be interested in watching the 78 film, which I haven't seen. I've only seen a couple Christie adaptations, but I love the books. 1y
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RainyDayReading
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First #freakyfriday read done! Each time I read a Christie novel I keep hoping to figure out who did it before the end but yet again I have failed! Boy what a ending that was. A bit slow to start but the cast of characters were eccentric and fun to read about. Even the insufferable ones. Not sure I care for some of the romantic “wrap up” in the end but overall this was an enjoyable read! Going to be adding this to my collection in the future.

LiteraryinLititz Yeah, I never figure out the ending early with Agatha Christie. 😋 1y
RainyDayReading @LiteraryinLititz I try so hard! But I always wind up being surprised in the end. Just speaks to her caliber as a mystery writer 😁 1y
bookandbedandtea I never figure them out either. This one was a bit melodramatic at the end 😉 but I enjoyed the atmosphere. Egypt, and especially the idea of a tour down the Nile, has always fascinated me. 1y
RainyDayReading @bookandbedandtea I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! Though I suppose not figuring them out makes them more fun to read. Melodramatic indeed haha but it works in its own way. Part of Christie‘s charm I guess haha. Definitely didn‘t expect that last little bit at the end. It does sound like an awesome trip! Minus the murder bits 😁 Egypt in itself is fascinating, I love learning about its history! 1y
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RainyDayReading
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I work super early tomorrow and I really need to go to bed. But I want answers!! I‘m so close!! 😭 I haven‘t the faintest idea what‘s going on but I want to know now! *grumbles about being an adult and having to work* Even the dog has beaten me to bed!
#freakyfriday @bookandbedandtea @monalyisha @Clwojick

bookandbedandtea It's hard to stop when you're reading a mystery and it's getting close. Too bad we're not independently wealthy; my job seriously gets in the way of me doing what I want! 1y
SandyW The worst is when you're so close to the end and you fall asleep in bed with only a few pages left. 😴 1y
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RainyDayReading
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Alright alright I‘m caving and going to give this a try. Will I get 25 hours in 5 days? Definitely not with how packed my weekend is but I suppose we‘ll see how far I get. Hoping to get the tagged book, my #LMPC book and my giant stack of graphic novels finished. But even then that‘s pushing it. #25infive

Andrew65 Welcome, great to see you have joined us. Good luck , and it is the taking part which is more important than achieving 25 hours. 😊 1y
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RainyDayReading
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“I know I‘m mad, darling, but I can‘t help it. Marriage will cure me, I expect. It always seems to have a very sobering effect on people.” 🤣
#freakyfriday @monalyisha @Clwojick @bookandbedandtea

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RainyDayReading
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Hoping to start my first #freakyfriday book tonight! Not sure how much I‘ll get through because I‘ve been pseudo-sick the past couple days. You know the sick where you‘re not sick (throwing up, fever, sore throat etc.)
but you still don‘t feel good and have no energy? Yeah that‘s me 😪 Anyway, I love Agatha Christie and can‘t wait to dive in!
@bookandbedandtea

Tadams4 Hope you feel better soon! 1y
cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 1y
bookandbedandtea I hope it's just a 24 hour pseudo sickness. Maybe a good night's sleep will help. 1y
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 1y
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Jaimelire
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I just love David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. ❤️ I think Agatha would approve.

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thepaulhoa
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It was good enough but not great

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ChelseaM6010
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1. Death on the Nile-- Agatha Christie
2. Stephen King is the author I recommend the most. However, I've also been known to recommend Alan Bradley and the Flavia de Luce series as well! 😄
3. I learned a lot the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird. That book really stuck with me after I had read it. One of the many lessons I learned was to think for myself.
4. @AshleyHoss820

Rebonkula That‘s funny! I‘m reading an Allan Bradley now for the first time ever. 😃 1y
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julesG
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julesG @erzascarletbookgasm It's my favourite HP. And I loved the film adaptation with Peter Ustinov. 1y
rabbitprincess I have that same edition! 😄 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#🛳 #thisremindsmeof one of Christie‘s masterpiece..
On a luxurious cruise down the River Nile, a hateful and arrogant heiress is murdered and any one of the celebrity suspects, all with something to hide, may have committed the deed.

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Jessbell7164
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Reading the Queen of mystery! Every chapter ends with some serious foreboding. I cannot get enough!