Saturday, January 30, 2010

Book Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (graphic novel)

AuthorAgatha Christie, Francois Riviere (Editor), Solidor (Illustrator)
TitleDeath on the Nile
PublisherHarper Collins
Date of PublicationJuly 16, 2007
Page Count48
SeriesHercule Poirot / Agatha Christie Comic Strip

I've been a fan of Agatha Christie's mysteries for as long as I know about her mysteries, so I had to get this graphic novel when I saw it in the used book shop! And as soon as I was on the train that day, I started reading it. There was just nothing that could keep me from it - not even my then current book!

In Death on the Nile, Hercule Poirot is in Egypt for a vacation. While he is on a cruise on the Nile, a murder occurs and it is, of course, up to the master investigator to figure out who did it.

The drawings are kind of old school, which fits wonderfully with the story. It brings out the dated, but loveable aspects of Agatha Christie's mysteries as well as those of Hercule Poirot, who is an old-fashioned man and an old-fashioned private investigator.

All in all, Death on the Nile is a great adaptation, and I can't wait to get my hands on the other graphic novels in that series:

  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Murder on the Links
  • The Secret of Chimneys
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • The Man in the Brown Suit
  • The Big Four
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • Peril at End House
  • Hallowe'en Party
  • The Secret Adversary
  • And Then There Were None
  • Ordeal by Innocence
  • Endless Night
  • The Murder at the Vicarage
  • Murder in Mesopotamia
  • Cards on the Table
  • Dumb Witness


  1. Cool! I had no idea these existed! Will have to look for them at the library or ILL them. Thanks!

  2. Nicola, I was also very excited to find out about them. Enjoy!