Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot Series)

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Agatha Christie's genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart?or the dark passions that can stop it?better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime.

Amy Leatheram has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove...

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Overview

Agatha Christie's genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart—or the dark passions that can stop it—better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime.

Amy Leatheram has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax—in murder.

With one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey not just across the desert, but into the darkest crevices of the human soul to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers.

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Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth Peters
“I’ve been reading Agatha Christie for more years than I care to admit, and I am still rereading her.”
Daily Mail (London)
“As good as anything Mrs. Christie has yet given us.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425103630
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/22/1996
  • Series: Hercule Poirot Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    A Locked-Room archeological puzzle written to perfection and style by Christie

    A very excellent and unique whodunit set on a archeological site in the Middle East during the 1930's. The victim-a beautiful American woman with many secrets, a group of suspicious and unique suspects who may or may not have a motive for murder, a tragic second killing, and a surprising solution regarding how it was done, by whom, and why. Poirot solves the case with unsurpassing meticulousness and cleverness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2008

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    Murder in Mesopotamia Review

    Murder in Mesopotamia, by Agatha Christie, is about a murder while on an archeological dig. Overall, this book deserves an eight out of ten. Though I thought the plot was the same as some of the Agatha Christie books I have read. There was a main murder, but also some other person or group doing something against the law. I liked the way that the murder was written from a nurse¿s point of view. Doing so really let readers know about the medical conditions of some of the key characters. She could tell you how long someone had been dead, and what kind of instrument was used to deliver the final blow. One of the things that I did like about the book is the way the murder was committed. The killer did a great job of covering up how he/she (I won¿t say!) did it. I also enjoyed how many different objects came into play when figuring out how the person was killed. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read a mystery novel, as it is a great collection to the many novels I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Kept in suspense

    Recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    another good AC / HP mystery

    another good AC / HP mystery in an exotic setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2004

    A FIRST-RATE READING

    Agatha Christie fans (and what mystery lover isn't one?) will thoroughly enjoy this vocal performance by Carole Boyd. It's a switch from the usual Hercule Poirot narrator, which gives the story a different viewpoint and dimension. The Iraqi desert with its sand, sun and oppressive heat has never held Amy in thrall. Nonetheless, there she is to nurse a patient with frightening imaginings. At least, Amy believes they're imaginings until said patient is found murdered. Enter the detecting powers of Hercule Poirot who, fortunately for all, happens to be visiting the excavation site. There's more afoot here than any of the archaeologists ever dreamed. Poirot must dig deep to solve this one. Listen and enjoy the unparalleled story telling of Agatha Christie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    Not bad

    A good, solid Christie book. But I would have to agree with the first reviewer with what they say about the murderer being who they usually are. (I know it sounds cryptic, but it makes sense if you read some of her books)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    Excellent mystery

    This is a great read. Archaeologists on digs, murder amongst the pottery, a dead husband's return and the incomparable Hercule Poirot, who just happens to be in the area. This makes for an exciting story line as only Agatha Christie can do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2002

    Murder at Dig!!

    An Archeologist wife Louise Leidner has received notes that say someone is coming to kill her.However, no one else believes her and some think she may have even written the notes herself.Then one afternoon she receives a note that says I Have Arrived!That same day she is found dead in her room by her husband.Luckly for her, Poirot is at the sight and he starts digging for clues and motives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    WONDERFUL

    this story has a fresh new setting, which was enjoyable. Fantastic plot.

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