They Came to Baghdad (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Sep 16, 2003 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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 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 ...'


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User Review  - Hanneri - LibraryThing

Victoria Jones is a somewhat impulsive but sharp minded young woman. After meeting mysterious young man she decides to follow him to his new work-place, distant Baghdad. At the same time, world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simon Taylor - Goodreads

It's fair to say this is not your standard Agatha Christie. Gone is Poirot, and of Miss Marple there is no sign. There isn't even a great deal of wondering about “whodunit”, and there's certainly no ... Read full review

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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. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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