They Came to Baghdad

They Came to Baghdad

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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Agatha Christie first visited Baghdad as a tourist in 1927; many years later she would become a resident of the exotic and then open city, and it was here, and while on archaeological digs throughout Iraq with her husband, Sir Max Mallowan, that Agatha Christie wrote some of her most important works.

They Came to Baghdad is one of Agatha Christie's

Overview

Agatha Christie first visited Baghdad as a tourist in 1927; many years later she would become a resident of the exotic and then open city, and it was here, and while on archaeological digs throughout Iraq with her husband, Sir Max Mallowan, that Agatha Christie wrote some of her most important works.

They Came to Baghdad is one of Agatha Christie's highly successful forays into the spy thriller genre. In this novel, Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret superpower summit. But the word is out, and an underground organisation is plotting to sabotage the talks.

Into this explosive situation stumbles Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded secret agent dies in her hotel room. Now, if only she could make sense of his final words: 'Lucifer ... Basrah ... Lefarge ...'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061753862
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/16/2003
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
236,853
File size:
807 KB

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Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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They Came to Baghdad 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Medic_Chick05 More than 1 year ago
the plot was interesting and so i bought this book...couldnt put it down and had me wondering to the very end! i suspected the identity of the villian but it wasnt until that climatic moment when they were revealed that i knew i was right! fantastic book,well worth the time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this novel as a teenager and it got me hooked on Agatha Christie and I never forgot the thrill of her ability to take me on a journey of adventure and excitement, so I decided to re-read this novel many years later and it still has the power to transport me to another time and place. My favorite Agatha novel as well as her Miss Marple series.
LibrarianJP More than 1 year ago
As a huge Christie fan, I was looking forward to the mystery of this novel. While it did not disappoint, in that realm, it was more of an international espionage thriller than a straight laced mystery novel. Christie does a fantastic job of drawing the reader into the story, and keeping one on the edge of their seat until the end.
DoctorJS More than 1 year ago
This is the most exciting story with the very best reading by Emilia Fox. The context of the story is the cold war in about 1950, but as possibly outdated as that may seem, the story, the plot, the characters amid the backdrop of an earlier Bagdad is amazingly intriguing. I have listened to this over and over and will continue to do so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a BIG fan of Agatha Christie. But some how this particular book left me totally unimpressed. There was some interesting background to the story about Iraq geography and culture. I just didn't think it was her usual good mystery. It took half the book before someone died! Maybe she just had an off week when she wrote this one.
LoganJ More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, and also provides a glimpse into the Iraq of 60 years ago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They Came to Baghdad is what used to be called a "good read." Christie, as always, takes us to exotic places, introduces us to a variety of well-drawn characters and includes enough twists to challenge our early assumption that we know "who done it" - and all without the use of colorful metaphors or graphic sex. Ah, those were the days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, likeable heroine. Sometimes the "older stories" are a refreshing break from the more current authors.
Claire_Garvens More than 1 year ago
A lot of Agatha Christie's books are light reads because the villian or the plot twists are so easy to guess. I really enjoyed this one because the opposite was true. Though, true to form, it wasn't a truely realistic story, it was quite entertaining and the ending did catch me off guard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read...full of intrigue...more like a thriller than a murder mystery. Hard to put down. Well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced novel with twists,turns and international intrigue....hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one Agatha Christie novel that doesn't belong on the greatest muder mysteries list, but it sure does belong on the greatest action list! Truly riveting!
Anonymous 4 months ago
This is not Christie's usual mystery story, but rather a romantic thriller set primarily in the Iraq of about 1950, as portrayed by Christie. It is enjoyable, though as unrealistic as many thrillers. I liked the character of Victoria Jones, the protagonist - not always exactly truthful, but honest at heart. What I did not like were the formatting issues. Chapters 19 & 20 were made a misery to read by the visible formatting codes, which made finding the text in those chapters tedious. Then Chapter 21 in the table of contents contained the text for all five chapters, which meant that Chapters 22-25 appeared again after the book was over. These are probably not difficult fixes, and I hope the vendor will make them. The rest of the formatting was fine - there were only a few minor OCR errors. I appreciated having an e-text to read.
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Never read Agatha Christie before--found it up to date & very thrilling for today's world
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Can't stop reading....... Too much suspense!!!
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Not fast exciting reading at all. Not believable why the main character went to Iraq but it was interesting reading about the way Iraq was back then. The ending was predictable.
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Calgirl61 More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie, but this seemed alittle slower than most of her novels. Good story, but not as intriguing to me as others.