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Death on the Nile is a book of detective fictionÂ by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1937 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and CompanyÂ the following year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. The full length novel was preceded (1937) by a short story with the same title, but with Parker Pyne as the detective. The details of the short story's plot are substantially different, though the settings and some of the characters are very similar.
The book features the Belgian detectiveÂ Hercule Poirot. The action takes place in Egypt, mostly on the Nile River.While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.