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Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) [Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Agatha Christie , Anna Massey
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Aug 2001 Hercule Poirot Mysteries

A strange death in the desert and Poirot might just be too late…

Amy Leatheran had 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 across the desert to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers…

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Audio Partners; Unabridged edition (Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572702133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572702134
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,136,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Smooth, highly original and completely absorbing”
New York Times

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When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after 'Lovely Louise', wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner, at a dig near Hassanieh she finds herself taking on more than just nursing duties - she also has to help solve murders. Shortly after Louise confides in Amy that she has received anonymous letters and is afraid of being murdered she is found clubbed to death.

Fortunately for Amy, Hercule Poirot is visiting the excavation site, but will the great detective be in time to prevent a multiple murderer from striking again?

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5.0 out of 5 stars my first Christie and I was hooked 22 Sep 2003
This is the first Agatha Christie I ever read and it was enough - I have since read every book and am a big fan. This is the story of a murder at an archeological dig - it's the classic Christie plot where it can only be one of a certain group who committed the murder and you get to know the whole group well through the book. There are the usual red herrings and when you reach the end you wonder how you could have missed the clues showing you who the murdered was - although as she often does there are a few held back until the very end. She misdirects you cleverly so,as usual, you miss what at the end seems obvious. I highly recommend this to all fans or those thinking of trying a Christie for the first time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder in Mesopotamia 27 Sep 2012
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This is one of Christie's most enjoyable novels. Written from the point of view of Amy Leatheran, a competent and no-nonsense nurse, who travels to Baghdad with a mother and her infant and is due to return to England when she is offered another job. Dr Leidner is an archeologist and recently there has been a certain uncomfortable atmosphere at the dig where he is working. His beautiful wife Louise has 'fancies' and, as Amy is keen to see more of the country, she is engaged to look after her. Indeed, when Amy does reach the dig, she finds the group are a shade too formal with each other and it soon transpires that Louise is nervous for a reason, "I'm afraid of being killed..."

Of course, Christie's second husband was an archeologist and, as she accompanied him often, there is an air of authenticity about this novel which gives the book real flavour. Although I agree with other reviewers that it is almost impossible to solve the murder, it is best to simply sit back and enjoy this excellent novel. When murder does occur the local police call in an expert that is passing through - a certain M. Poirot. At first Amy thinks it is unlikely Poirot can help, finding him comical. However, by the end she realises how she has underestimated him and his chilling words, "murder becomes a habit" become prophetic. Overall, this is an excellent mystery and one of Poirot's most brilliant cases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christie, great as always. 12 April 2001
Format:Audio Cassette
This is one of the first Poirots I heard on tape, and it it truly enjoyable to listen to, as it is all brought to life. It can liven up a car journey or being alone in the house - whatever the occasion, I recommend this tape.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, but thoroughly unsolvable! 5 Feb 2001
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Like all Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder in Mesopotamia is so full of twists, you won't be able to remember which characters were which, let alone solve the plot! However, the desert-surroundings of an archaeological site provide a perfect background to the murder. Christie's superb knowledge in this field makes it highly believeable, and combined with an intricate plot, this makes Murder in Mesopotamia one of her most fascinating, if gruesome murders!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder in Mesopotamia 29 Jun 2009
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This to me is one of Agatha Christie`s best and is now one of my favorites Anna Massey did a good job reading a complicated and very unusal story keeps you wanting more, as do most of agatha`s works but this is going to be a favourite and will be read more than once
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3.0 out of 5 stars and that I did enjoy the story 21 July 2014
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Being that I am an Agatha Christie fan, and that I did enjoy the story, it is perhaps odd that I should only rate this book 3-stars: It is simply because I listened to this book on CD, and the reader was not the best, to put it mildly. Unless the male character had a distinctive accent (and even then, sometimes), they all sounded alike. The female characters were slightly better read, but even they had a sameness to them.So, by all means, enjoy this book, but not by this reader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No problem 14 Oct 2013
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Bought as a gift for an Agatha Christie fan, so what could go wrong,...absolutely nothing. It made a lovely present.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story and interesting setting 13 May 2013
By Debby
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First Agatha Christie book I have read and thought it was really good .I have visited her home at Greenaway and read her autobiograhy so decided it was time to read the books and this was a good start ,I will be reading more.
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Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie is a Poirot mystery and it is a very good book.Agatha Christie is an amazing author.
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Whilst not one of my favourite Christie novels, it is still very good and easy to read. Here we see the story told by Nurse Leatheran who is called in to look after an... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. A. L. Maddocks
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Great to see her using her background as wife of an archaeologist who'd worked in this part of the Arab world to good effect. Great read & I didn't guess the end...
Published 18 months ago by kindlegirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on tin
I bought this book because I understood the archeological setting was connected to Christie's own life experience (she herself was married to an archeologist). Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amy Boone
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not her best
Don't let the title fool you, this is a good read but it just doesn't have the same power that the earlier novels had. Read more
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