Death on the Nile - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Next they question Miss Otterborne, who denies leaving her cabin all night or throwing something overboard. The investigators interview Mrs. Otterbourne, who says she cannot attest to whether or not Rosalie left the cabin last night. Mrs. Otterbourne instead points out all of the people onboard that could have committed the murder. Richetti says he went to bed right after dinner but that he did hear a splash in the middle of the night. When they interview Ferguson, he is not very amiable. He says he believes in violence but that he didn't murder Linnet.

Analysis

Miss Otterbourne blushes when the investigators tell her about Miss Van Schuyler seeing her throw something overboard at 1:10 am. The fact that Ferguson is acting so defensive could implicate him in the murder. Hercule also suggests that Ferguson and Fleetwood, the bigamist, were working together in the murder plot.

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