Death on the Nile - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The investigators interview Pennington. Then, Colonel Race writes down notes on all of the information they know, evidence they have and theories they have for the murder. The only thing Hercule wants to add to the notes is that the starting point is why the pistol was thrown overboard. He believes the answer to this question will point to the murderer.

Analysis

Hercule suggests that someone drugged Linnet. This is his reason for Linnet lying so peacefully and sound when she was shot. The two people on board that would have access to sedatives is Dr. Bessner and Ms. Robles. Both, however, have alibis for the time of the murder.

Vocabulary

conventional, commotion, uttered,, deplore, inadequacy, interchange, perturbed, marvel, postmortem, vacant, procured, interval

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