Agatha Christie is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...
THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD
Flighty but good-hearted Victoria Jones craves love, intrigue, and adventure. She strikes gold in Edward, a handsome and mysterious traveler whom she's vowed to follow to the ends of the earth. Yet no whirlwind affair can prepare Victoria for what unfolds once she lands in Baghdad. Not a day in Edward's shadow, and she hears whispered warnings of danger and witnesses the murder of a secret agent in her hotel room. And when she discovers that a romantic rival for Edward's affection has arranged for her kidnapping, Victoria fears that her impetuous nature could be the death of her.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Christie's Atmospheric Masterpiece, January 16, 2003 Reviewer: Chad Wys from Peoria, IL In this 1951 novel, 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. Flawless plot and intriguing characters are only 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 the characters experience - and it's more than you wish! The story is deep and the characters numerous, but the outcome is intoxicating. A must read for mention into the Middle-Eastern havoc of the early 22nd century our society is now attentive to. The vast aroma of the Middle East never seemed so invigorating as when you are on the loose with one of the many fast paced members of this elite plot. Breathtaking description, enough to guide but little enough to let the reader invent, sets you down running into a maze of panic and frenzy. (so far, my all-time fav. work of fiction)