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Death on the Nile

By Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile is one of Agatha Christie’s best-known novels. In it, the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is taking a boat trip in Egypt when one of his fellow passengers, the beautiful but arrogant Linnet Doyle, is shot dead. As the boat continues on its journey, Poirot knows that the murderer must be one of the guests and, what is more, that they are still at large, ready to strike again to preserve their secret…

The novel remains popular and has inspired numerous adaptations, including a theater adaptation scripted by Christie. A further film adaptation has been scheduled for release in 2020, following the success of 20th Century Fox’s 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.

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The Stormy Petrel

By Mary Stewart

When Rose Fenemore takes a desperately needed holiday to an isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Moila she doesn't expect much in the way of adventure - just a few quiet weeks of writing, walking and bird-watching. And then, late one night during a wild storm, two young men appear in her doorway, seeking shelter from the wind and rain. Neither man is quite who he claims, and the question of who to trust will put Rose in grave peril . . .

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