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Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Death on the Nile--single figure

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Item Number: AE104

Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Death on the Nile

Ariadne Oliver is a fictional character who often assists Hercule Poirot in his cases through her knowledge of the criminal mind.  She frequently claims to use ‘female intuition’ with decidedly mixed results.  Although Ariadne Oliver is usually referred to as ‘Mrs.’, nothing is known about any husband.  Agatha Christie herself said that the character of Ariadne Oliver does bear a strong resemblance to her own character and she wishes that she could also have had some of Ariadne’s independent spirit and sense of adventure.  Our K&C ‘Ariadne’ reflects a degree of that ‘independence’ and ‘strength of character’.

"Death on the Nile"

While researching more ideas for K&C’s mini ‘Ancient Egyptian’ series that updates the range to the discovery of the boy King Tutankhamun’s burial site in 1922, I remembered the 1978 British murder mystery film “Death On The Nile”.  Based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name, the film features the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot played by Peter Ustinov plus an all-star supporting cast of Maggie Smith, Bette Davis, and David Niven among others.

Although the original book and film takes place in 1937, it featured many famous Ancient Egyptian sites with the actors and actresses wearing very similar styles and fashions to those characters K&C has already presented in ‘The Discovery of Tutankhamun’ mini range.

Many still photographs from the 1978 movie were used as style references for these three new figures.

Due to be released in AUGUST 2023.