To SYBIL BURNETT
(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)
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.
Hercule Poirot, Linnet Ridgeway, Simon Doyle, Jacqueline de Bellefort, Mrs Allerton, Tim Allerton, Mrs Otterbourne, Rosalie Otterbourne, Miss Van Shuyler, Cornelia, Pennington, Colonel Race
Movie & TV
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:
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.