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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


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    ”’What a lot of enemies you must make Linnet’‘Enemies?’ Linnet looked surprisedJoanna nodded and helped herself to a cigarette‘Enemies my sweet You’re so devastatingly efficient And you’re so frightfully good at doing the right thing’Linnet laughed‘Why I haven’t got an enemy in the world’” Linnet Doyle is on her honeymoon in Egypt with the husband she recently stole from one of her best friends Not only is Linnet filthy rich but also gorgeous sophisticated and charming Some might say a nearly perfect human being except for stealing Jacqueline de Bellefort’s man Not only was Simon the most amazing thing that had ever happened to Jacqueline but she was also socially on the other side of the tracks from Linnet Once Linnet showed interest Simon had no chance and Jacqueline was jilted Linnet like Jolene from the Dolly Parton song could have any man ”Jolene Jolene Jolene JoleneI'm begging of you please don't take my manJolene Jolene Jolene JolenePlease don't take him just because you canYour beauty is beyond compareWith flaming locks of auburn hairWith ivory skin and eyes of emerald greenYour smile is like a breath of springYour voice is soft like summer rainAnd I cannot compete with you Jolene” I’ve got to be frank here this was a bitch move This is not a case of love at first sight where they were moved by high passions or soul mates finally finding each other It almost seems like Jacqueline has vetted this guy and she really likes him so he will do nicely as a husband Stealing a woman’s man practically off the church altar will create a mortal enemy a soul deep enemy Jacqueline follows them to Egypt on their honeymoon and makes sure that she turns up in their path showing her stricken face as often as possible As revenge goes it is pretty good and certainly proves unnerving to the “loving” couple Is it any great surprise that Linnet ends up murdered on the boat on the Nile and Jacqueline is the number one suspect? The open and shut case becomes quite complicated because there is one man on the boat who weighs all the evidence and sifts all the minutia to find the sands of truth Hercule Poirot knows what he likes and what he does not He has impeccable manners even when he is accusing someone ofmurder If people conducted their business in the Poirot manner it would be a much less chaotic world ”But to succeed in life every detail should be arranged well beforehand”Of course murder finds him wherever he goes like an ancient curse One of the passengers Tim Allerton makes a very rash statement regarding my favorite Belgian detective ”’Perhaps the truth will be known before then’‘Why should it be?’‘Monsieur Poirot may find out’‘That old mountebank? He won’t find out anything He’s all talk and moustaches’”Blasphemy His moustaches would tie your moustaches if you dared to grow them into knots Mr AllertonMr Allerton has a few secrets of his own which the “old mountebank” will ferret out in his spare time while trying to solve a murder or two or threeI won’t talk any about the plot I don’t want anyone getting their knickers in a twist or their boxers in a bunch over whether I have revealed too much So I will talk about something that Agatha Christie does which is so enjoyable She usually makes references to other cases in other books which either makes me gleeful because I fully recognize the reference or makes me slightly pensive like a schoolboy called on with no answer to give Either way she makes me think about other books she has written which is a brilliant way to make me read of her books She makes references to The Mystery of the Blue Train Murder in Mesopotamia and Cards on the Table but my favorite was”’Once on the Orient Express I investigated a murder There was a little matter of a scarlet kimono It had disappeared and yet it must be on the train I found it where do you think? In my own locked suitcase Ah It was an impertinence that’” The cast of Murder on the Orient ExpressA few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of going to see the latest version of Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot on the big screen in the theater It was amazing The scenery is so lovely the snow the mountains the train The cast is a list of Hollywood icons who deliver superb performances Branagh’s crisp blue eyes looked like infinity pools I came out of that movie thinking everyone used to dress so NICE Why don’t I dress like that with such care now? So when Poirot mentions the scarlet kimono which makes an appearance in the new film I felt a wave of nostalgia for a movie I had just watched a few weeks ago Of course I’ve had a long relationship with the story going back decades Interesting enough and why I decided to read Death on the Nile as my next Poirot they tease us with mentioning it at the end of Murder on the Orient Express intimating that if this movie does well the next one will be Death on the Nile If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at