I had a great time talking about Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile (and her short story “Death on the Nile” and her stage adaptation Murder on the Nile and various other adaptations too) at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University. This was a hybrid event with a good showing in-person and a nicely robust attendance online as well. Hope folks enjoyed!
And in case you’re interested, here’s the full list of versions of the story—though my focus primarily on the short story, novel, and the two film adaptations. (I’ll admit I’m pro-Kenneth Branagh here—and won at least one person over to my view over the hour-and-a-half course!)
“Death on the Nile,” short story, Cosmopolitan, April 1933, and Nash’s Pall Mall,
Death on the Nile, novel, Collins Crime Club, November 1937,
US following year
Hidden Horizon, stage adaptation by Christie, Dundee (Scotland) Repertory Theatre, 1944, then as Murder on the Nile, London’s West End and on Broadway in 1946
Murder on the Nile, TV adaptation, Kraft Television Theatre, 1950
Death on the Nile, film, 1978
Death on the Nile, TV adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, 2004
Death on the Nile, film, 2022
Also: a 1997 radio play, a 2003 graphic novel, and a 2007 computer game.