Re: Death on the Nile (the novel)
On Christie's novel "Death on the Nile":
The plot shows Christie's close involvement with the "impossible crime"
tradition. It is not an impossible crime book. Instead, Christie uses an idea that
could easily have been used to create an impossible crime, to construct a
baffling but non-impossible puzzle plot. This approach, using impossible crime
techniques to make a seemingly non-impossible, general purpose mystery, is fairly
frequent in Christie.
In general, Christie often seems very close to Chesterton, in her imaginative