In the novel Death on the Nile, Cornelia Ruth Robson is a young woman who lives at The Red House, Bellfield, Connecticut. She is a cousin of Marie Van Schuyler. Her father Ned was almost forced into bankruptcy, due to Melhuish Ridgeway's economic speculations. She went with her wealthy relative on a boat trip on the Nile. On the trip she met, and fell in love with Dr. Carl Bessner, who proposed to her.

She knows Carrie Gardener, and told her about Hercule Poirot.


  • The character of Cornelia Robson was omitted from the 1978 film version. Some of her backstory was instead given to the character Miss Bowers.
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