A cruise down the Nile sounds like the perfect honeymoon for newlyweds Linnet and Simon Doyle. However the trip goes dreadful when Jacqueline de Bellefort, Simon's old love follows them everywhere they go while making threats against Linnet. However when Linnet Doyle is found murdered, Jacqueline has an alibi that is watertight. However, Jacqueline is not the only person who disliked Linnet. From Linnet's personal maid to a smashed romance novelist, anyone had a motive for putting her away. However, Hercule Poirot is also traveling down the Nile and he will stop at nothing to solve this puzzling mystery.