They Came to Baghdad

June 28, 2013 - Comment

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her classic They Came to Baghdad, a

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In her classic They Came to Baghdad, a bright, young adventure seeker in the Middle East finds more excitement than she bargained for when a wounded spy expires in her hotel room.

Product Features

  • Agatha Christie: Victoria Jones in a Middle Eastern Murder Mystery
  • New Dell Edition, 1st Printing, April 1974
  • Number on the Book Spine: 440-08700-095, Dell # 8700
  • Amazon ISBN-10: 0062073788, ISBN-13: 9780062073785

Comments

avid reader says:

Christie Writes a Thriller “They Came to Baghdad” is not a Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple mystery. It is really more of a thriller. Victoria Jones, an indifferent London typist loses her job in a typing pool for impersonating her boss’s wife and meets a charming young man in a park. Only, he is about to leave for Baghdad. Parting is such sweet sorrow! Not so, thinks Victoria. Undeterred by this obstacle to romance, the resourceful Londoner secures a job paying her passage out East. There she becomes embroiled in…

arthistoryguy says:

Christie’s Atmospheric Masterpiece In this 1951 novel — which is perhaps more relevant today than in its own time — Christie shows her remarkable talent for spinning a web of characters that, ultimately, entangles and engulfs the reader like none other of her 80 odd titles. This book offers a relatively flawless plot and an intriguing set of characters that are really just side dishes to the staggering atmosphere the reader takes from this book’s pages. By the story’s end you smell, see, feel, and hear every molecule that…

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