Chapter 1 Summary:
In chapter 1 several characters were introduced. In chapter 1 lots of people talk about Linnet Ridgeway being so perfect and how it's unfair that she is rich and pretty. Also during the chapter Linnet is going to the Nile for her honeymoon and lots of other people are going there too.
Chapter 2 Summary:
In Chapter 2 we are introduced to the detective Hercule Poirot who is on vacation. Rosalie and Hercule were walking when Rosalie got upset about how unfair it is that Linnet has got her life perfect. Hercule is suspecting that Simon might have married Linnet just for money.
Chapter 3 Summary
In chapter 3 Linnet had a party and lots of people were invited. There also was an unexpected guest at the party. Mrs. Otterbourne thinks she is very popular but is really not known by anyone.
Chapter 4 Summary
During chapter 4 Hercule tries to tell Linnet that it was harsh that she just stole her love that she thinks is worth dying over and she thinks she is just being ridiculous. Jackie is following Linnet and Simon around because if she can't have Simon no one can so she is trying to make it as least as possible enjoyable for Linnet and Simon.
Chapter 5 Summary
During chapter 5 Hercule talks with Jackie. He tries to tell her that love isn't everything (Linnet's Request) and she should stop bothering Linnet and Simon. She pulls out of her purse a gun and says "You can't stop me " because she wants to kill Linnet.
Chapter 6 Summary
In Chapter 6 Hercule asks Simon Doyle if he would walk with him to town. Simon asks if Hercule had talked any sense into her and he hadn't. He said " I suppose Jackie told you that I married Linnet for money? " and then Simon said "Thats a lie!"
Hercule tries to tell Simon that it was harsh that he just married Linnet and canceled Jackie's engagement.
Chapter 7 Summary
In chapter 7 Linnet and Simon Doyle set off on their cruise followed by many other people.
Chapter 8 Summary
In chapter 8 Mrs. Allerton has dinner with Hercule Poirot and Tim. They talk about everyone on the boat.
Chapter 9 Summary
In chapter 9 everyone is gossiping and talking like crazy on the boat Mr. Ferguson just walked up to Linnet and said " I admire your business like capacity." It made it really awkward for Simon Doyle, Linnet Doyle, and Andrew Pennington.
Chapter 10 Summary
In chapter 10 everyone on the boat goes and visits the pyramids of Egypt. Linnet is standing underneath a statue on the pyramid and suddenly it almost falls on Linnet and Simon. Hercule Poirot asks Linnet if she has any enemies and she says "No".
Chapter 11 Summary
In chapter 11 Hercule Poirot talks to Colonel Race about one person in the mystery that is Linnet and on that is Jackie. Jackie makes threats to the Linnet because Linnet did something terrible to Jackie So Jackie wants to get revenge on Linnet by killing her.
Chapter 12 Summary
In chapter 12 Jackie gets drunk and decides to get revenge on Simon Doyle by shooting him. He clutches a bloody hankerchief to his leg and says for Jackie to be taken away.
Chapter 13 Summary
In chapter 13 everybody finds out that Linnet Doyle has been shot in the head Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race interrogate people. One of the people that they interrogates is Dr. Bessner. He claims that he was just taking care of Simon Doyle. Then they decide next to interrogate the maid.
Chapter 14 Summary
In chapter 14 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race interrogate more people. One of which is Jackie and when they do she starts crying and claims that she didn't do the crime of shooting Linnet Doyle. Another person that they interrogate is Louise, the maid When they interrogate her they ask her "Did you see the pearls when you came in to Linnet 's bedroom to tend her?" Louise replied "I didn't notice the pearls because when I went into Linnet's room I fainted when I saw the sight of her.
Chapter 15 Summary
In chapter 15 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race try to figure out where the pistol has went. So they detect that the best idea is to throw the pistol into the Nile. But then someone or at least someone would hear the splash. They really want to check in Mrs. Bowers room because she isn't there and she was the one that was staying with Jackie after she shot Simon in the leg.
Chapter 16 Summary
In chapter 16 Colonel Race stops and questions Miss Van Schuyler. Miss Van Schuyler says that she was just sleeping, (as she is a very light sleeper) the night of Linnet's death. Miss Van Schuyler's room is right next to Linnet's room. When Miss Van Schuyler heard a splash out side of her door. Miss Van Schuyler said that once she heard the noise that she immediately got up and went to the door of her cabin and opened it up and saw Rosalie Otterbourne on the side of the railing by the water and she had just dropped something in the water.
Chapter 17 Summary
In chapter 17 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race interrogate Roasile Otterbourne, Signor Richetti, Mr. Ferguson and Mrs. Otterbourne chipped in a little bit. Roaslie said that she was in her room the whole entire time and definetly didn't do the crime of Linnet Doyle. Signor Richetti said that he was in his room the whole time. He put his lights out at 11:00 and went to bed at 1:00 and he heard the splash at 1:10. He stayed in his room when and after he heard the splash. Mrs. Otterbourne said that she was in her room the whole time and she suggested that Simon Doyle might have done it to inherit Linnet's money.
Chapter 18 Summary
In chapter 18 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race interrogate Andrew Pennington. Andrew didn't hear a sound and stayed in his room the whole time and went to sleep. Colonel Race and Hercule Poirot are trying to figure out what the possible motives are that certain people would kill Linnet Doyle.
Chapter 19 Summary
In chapter 19 Simon asks that he be left alone to talk with Jackie. Then, Hercule Poirot talks to Rosalie about the night that she was seen by Miss Van Schuyler tossing something into the Nile. Hercule Poirot asks Rosalie about what he thinks that she threw in to the Nile. He thinks that it was all of Mrs. Otterbourne's drinks.
Chapter 20 Summary
n chapter 20 Mrs. Allerton and Tim Allerton talk about why Mrs. Allerton likes and feels bad for Jackie and Tim sees her as the murderer and the one who shot Simon Doyle. . Then there is a activity on the boat so Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race wait for someone to come. Then Mrs. Bowers wants to see Colonel Race and give him Linnet's pearls.
Chapter 21 Summary
In chapter 21 Mrs. Bowers turns in Linnet's pearls. Colonel Race said asked Mrs. Bowers if she stole them. She said "No,of course not!" Miss Van Schuyler stole them, but then she gave them to me. So, that she wouldn't be noticed. Then, Colonel Race asks Mrs. Bowers some questions about when Miss Van Schuyler stole them. The pearls turned out to be a red-herring.
Chapter 22 Summary
In chapter 22 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race try to find the most logical way of finding out who stole Linnet Doyle's pearls. They go and start checking people's rooms. Like Andrew Pennington's and find nothing. But when they decide to check Louise's because she was the first one to go into Linnet's room. They find out that Louise is under her bed.
Chapter 23 Summary
In chapter 23 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race find out that Louise is dead. She was stabbed in the heart with a knife. They go around and get Dr. Bessener and tell everyone the news. Jackie seems fascinated and Hercule Poirot asks Rosalie if she saw anyone and she says no.
Chapter 24 Summary
In chapter 24 Jackie comes to see Simon and asks if he will die or not and then gets all worried like he will die. Then Mrs. Otterbourne comes in and exclaimed that she saw who killed Louise and whoever killed Louise must have killed Linnet. She said that it was *EXPLOSION* Mrs. Otterbourne falls to the ground dead.
Chapter 25 Summary
In chapter 25 Hercule Poirot asks Andrew Pennington if he can meet him in his room in half an hour and interrogate him about the chain killing of Linnet, Louise and Mrs.Otterbourne. Then Cornelia, Jackie and Hercule Poirot talk about if it was right and how this murderer could of done the murder.
Chapter 26 Summary
chapter 26 Colonel Race and Hercule Poirot interview Andrew Pennington and Mr. Fanthorp. They are both agreeable but very annoyed. Mr. Fanthorp just says that he did nothing. Andrew Pennington gets really mad.
In chapter 27 Hercule Poirot talks to Rosalie Otterbourne and Tim Allerton. When he talks to them Tim says that he stole Linnet Doyle's pearls. He said that he would give them back. He is very hesitant to tell his mother Mrs. Allerton because he thinks that she will be furious with him and be ashamed of him. Rosalie says to him that he is always so nice to her and then she starts to cry on Mrs. Allerton's shoulder.
Chapter 28 Summary
In chapter 28 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race try to problem solve and investigate who could of done the murders of Linnet Doyle, Louise Bourget, and Mrs. Otterbourne.
Chapter 29 Summary
In chapter 29 Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race figured out from their clues in the previous text that the only reasonable way for Linnet Doyle to be killed is for Jackie and Simon to team up and kill Linnet. When Jackie was shooting Simon she didn't really shoot him she only shot the gun a slight bit away from him. But it felt real to everyone else. Then Simon took red nail polish and dyed the handkerchief red so that it looked like blood. Jackie got taken up to her room, while Simon quickley ran up to Linnet's room and shot her in the ear and took red nail polish and wrote a J on the wall. Then he shoots himself and he throws the gun out the window into the water and he was now again on the couch in pain. Jackie and Simon are still married, they just wanted to get Linnet's money and be with each other.
Chapter 30 Summary
In chapter 30 Hercule Poirot goes to Jackie's cabin and she tells the whole story that she and Simon killed Linnet for her money. They wanted to make a better life for each other so they needed to kill Linnet to get the money. Jackie said that when Simon wrote the "J" on the wall that that was his kind of cheesy trick to do. She said that she couldn't think when Mrs. Otterbourne was going in to tell Hercule Poirot and Colonel Race. She just went to her room and prayed that she and Simon wouldn't get killed.
Chapter 31 Summary
In chapter 31 Cornelia gets married to Dr. Besener. Then, Simon apologizes for everything out and Jackie pulls out a pistol and shoots SImon then shoots herself. Colonel Race and Simon Doyle are stunned. Simon Doyle is ruined and shall forever be sad. Colonel Race is confused about how she got the second pistol.