Death on the Nile
To SYBIL BURNETT
who also loves wandering about the world
UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1937
US
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1938
The Saturady Evening Post, May.15-Jul.3 1937

Plot

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 out-burst 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.

Characters

Hercule Poirot, Linnet Ridgeway, Simon Doyle, Jacqueline de Bellefort, Mrs Allerton, Tim Allerton, Mrs Otterbourne, Rosalie Otterbourne, Miss Van Shuyler, Cornelia, Pennington, Colonel Race

Murder on the Nile (play)

Full Length Play / Drama(Mystery/Thriller) / More than 120 minutes
at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, on March 19, 1946
with the title "Hidden Horizon", at the Plymouth Theatre, New York, on September 19, 1946
Published from Samuel French, 1948

Presented by Peter Saunders at the Savoy Theatre, London, on 14th December 1954, with the following cast of characters:

Characters

1st Beadseller, 2nd Beadseller, Steward, Miss ffoliot-ffoulkes, Chrstina Grant, Smith, Louise, Dr Bessner, Kay Mostyn, Simon Mostyn, Canon Pennefather, Jacqueline de Severac, McNaught

Synopsis of scenes

The scene is laid throughout in the observation saloon of the paddle steamer Lotus on the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa.

Act I
At Shellal. Late afternoon.
Act II.
Scene 1. By the Temple of Abu Simbel. Three days later. Evening, after dinner.
Scene 2. The same. Five minutes later.
Act III
The same. The next morning.

Films & TV

Murder on the Nile, US, 1950
TV drama list
Death on the Nile, UK, 1978
Film list
Death on the Nile, ITV/UK, 2004
Agahta Christie's POIROT IX
Death on the Nile, US, 2020
Film list

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd, Mead


Avon


Penguin


Berkley


Bantam


Pan


others

Samuel French (play)


Magazine


Audio


Game


Western Europe covers

Mort sur le Nil

French index

Le Masque (#329) 1946

Club des Masques (#82) 1969

Le Livre de Poche (#5632) 1982

Le Livre de Poche jeunesse (#907) 2002

Hachette Jeunesse (#800) 1990

others

Audio


Play


Moord op de Nijl

Dutch index


Audio


Tod auf dem Nil

German index


Audio


Game


Play


other language

Northern Europe covers

Döden på Nilen

Swedish index


Døden på Nilen

Danish index


Audio


Hun fulgte efter / Mord på Nilen

Norwegian index


Audio


Kuolema Niilillä

Finnish index


Audio


Dauðinn á Níl

Icelandic index


Surm Niilusel

Estonian index


Liktenīgais ceļojums


Mirtis ant Nilo

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Poirot sul Nilo / Assassinio sul Nilo

Italian index


Assassinio sul Nilo (play)


Audio


Play


Muerte en el Nilo / Poirot en Egipto

Spanish index

Muerte en el Nilo


Poirot en Egipto


Mort en el Nil / Mort al Nil


Heriotza Nilo ibaian


Morte no Nilo / O barco da morte

Portuguese index

A Morte no Nilo


Morte no Nilo


O Barco da Morte


Έγκλημα στον Νείλο / Έγκλημα στο Νείλο

Greek index

Έγκλημα στον Νείλο


Έγκλημα στο Νείλο


Смрт на Нилу / Smrt na Nilu

former Yugoslavia index


Smrt na Nilu

former Yugoslavia index


Smrt na Nilu

former Yugoslavia index


Смрт на Нил

former Yugoslavia index


Vdekje në Nil

Albanian index


Eastern Europe covers

Smrť na Níle

Slovak index


Smrt na Nilu

Czech index


Audio


Halál a Níluson / Poirot kéjutazáson

Hungarian index


Смърт край Нил

Bulgarian index


Śmierć na Nilu

Polish index


Audio


Crima pe Nil / Moarte pe Nil

Romanian index


Смерть на Нілі

Ukrainian index


Смерть на Ниле

Russian index


Middle East & Asian covers

სიკვდილი ნილოსზე

Georgian index


Nil'de Ölüm / Nil Cinayeti / Nil Nehrinde Cinayet / Kim Ölecek, Kim Dönecek?

Turkish index


Nildə Ölüm


מוות על הנילוס

Hebrew index


الموت على ضفاف النيل / جريمة في نهر النيل / جريمة على ضفاف النيل / جريمة في وادي النيل

Arabic index

الموت على ضفاف النيل


جريمة في نهر النيل / جريمة فى نهر النيل


جريمة على ضفاف النيل


جريمة في وادي النيل


موت فوق النيل


شبح مرگ بر فراز نیل / قتل در ماه عسل / قتل بر رود نیل / قتل در کرانه نیل

Persian index

شبح مرگ بر فراز نیل


قتل در ماه عسل


قتل بر رود نیل


قتل در کرانه نیل


(Marathi) डेथ ऑन द नाईल / (Malayalam) നീലനദിയിലെ മരണം / (Gujarati) ડેથ ઓન ધ નાઇલ


නයිල් නදියේ මිනීමැරුම

Sinhalese index


Pembunuhan di Sungai Nil / Kematian Di Sungai Nil / Bulan Madu Berdarah

Indonesian index


ฆาตกรรมบนลำน้ำไนล์ / ผ่าปมมรณะแม่น้ำสีเลือด / แม่น้ำสีเลือด / ฆาตกรรมแม่น้ำไนล์ / ฆาตกรรมบนแม่น้ำไนล์

Thai index

ฆาตกรรมบนลำน้ำไนล์


ผ่าปมมรณะแม่น้ำสีเลือด


แม่น้ำสีเลือด


ฆาตกรรมแม่น้ำไนล์


ฆาตกรรมบนแม่น้ำไนล์


Án Mạng Trên Sông Nile

Vietnamese index

Án Mạng Trên Sông Nile



尼罗河上的惨案 / 尼羅河謀殺案 / 尼罗河谋杀案

Chinese index

尼罗河上的惨案


尼羅河謀殺案


尼罗河谋杀案


english


ナイルに死す

Japanese index


Play


Audio


나일에서 죽다 / 나일강의 죽음 / 나일살인사건

Korean index


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