They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie

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Overall it’s a slight novel, and we are told the truth about the conspiracy rumours too soon, but it enjoyably combines Christie’s flair for intrigue with her passion for travel and for the past...
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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 ...'

 

About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
 
Published September 16, 2003 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Westerns, Crime. Fiction
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Overall it’s a slight novel, and we are told the truth about the conspiracy rumours too soon, but it enjoyably combines Christie’s flair for intrigue with her passion for travel and for the past...

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