Murder in Mesopotamia

Murder in Mesopotamia When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after American archaeologist Dr Leidner s wife Louise at a dig near Hassanieh she finds herself taking on than just nursing duties she also has to help solve mu

  • Title: Murder in Mesopotamia
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9781579126919
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after American archaeologist Dr Leidner s wife Louise at a dig near Hassanieh she finds herself taking on than just nursing duties she also has to help solve murders 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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    1. One of the best rereads I've ever chanced upon. Few books of Agatha Christie's reserves are so unputdownable. The cast of characters in the book are not to be taken lightly. They enhance the story in spicy terms. I loved the easygoing pace of the book.The victim is so vibrant when pages away from death. The author's attempt to drum up sympathy for the victim was a success for me. This is how a bestseller sounded like in those days. It has withstood the test of time.Poirot himself was very foreig [...]

    2. One of the more intriguing books I read last year was The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford. Ashford details a trip taken by Agatha Christie on the famed Orient Express in 1928 when she attempted to escape from a bad marriage. Christie's time in Baghdad and surrounding areas was a positive one, so much so that she used the region as the setting for a few of her crime cases. I decided to make Murder in Mesopotamia featuring Hercule Poirot my first Christie read of this calendar [...]

    3. This fabulous mystery by Agatha Christie has long been a favorite of mine. It outshines many of her other mysteries due to some wonderful atmosphere and a very likable heroine in Amy Leatheren. Hercule Poirot, though a major force in solving the mystery, almost plays second fiddle at certain points in this most entertaining murder mystery.Murder in Mesopotamia is an adventure set in an exotic land where a murder occurs. The first half of the book almost has the feel of an M.M. Kaye mystery. Thou [...]

    4. Agatha Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan in 1930 (she was 40, he was only 26 -- Go Agatha!) and thereafter spent months at a time every year (with the exception of some years during WWII) in the Middle East on digs. She wrote many of her novels in a small mud closet with only a card table to hold her typewriter and a wooden chair to sit on. The locals actually considered her very extravagant for this. She also helped clean, sketch and photograph the artifacts they uncovered. As she had [...]

    5. Choose Your Own Adventure!You are Nurse Leatheran and you are surrounded by the mud of Iraq. Ugh! So very muddy and dirty and ugly and really not very scenic at all. The Americans and British around you are mainly bitches and prats. The constant native chanting rattles your nerves. All of those pots being excavated at the archaeological dig site fail to interest you. Only your charge, the lovely Louise Leidner, impresses you. Despite being a real trouble-magnet, she's quite a take-charge sort of [...]

    6. Από τα αγαπημένα μου. Πολύ έξυπνη εκδοχή του μυστηρίου του "κλειστού δωματίου", ενδιαφέροντες χαρακτήρες και μια απολαυστική αφηγήτρια με δηκτικό χιούμορ.

    7. Looks like am on my annual Christie's pilgrimage. Re-living and loving my most favourite ones. I have lost count how many times iv read this one, a great example of a crime passionnel. The first time I read this story, it touched my teenager soul. I suppose after a decade and a half my not so naive soul still isn't immune to it :DAll the stars and a few more to this one.P.S: In the end of the story Poirot says, he plans for a restful journey of peace and quite on The Orient Express. Hah! Lot tha [...]

    8. This was one book where I could immediately see who the murderer was, but for the life of me could not guess how it was carried out! But after Poirot explains it all, it seems so logical and obvious.I also liked the narrator's impersonal, detached voice.

    9. Your typical Agatha Christie book. The book is quite short and can be completed quickly. I grew up reading Agatha Christie and watching movies based on her books. She doesn't disappoint. I love hearing about the exotic lands that she writes about.Why not a higher rating? The audio. I want an audio where I hear a narrator read a book to me. Perhaps I'm picky. But this was just like listening to a movie with no picture. There were a cast of characters, narrators. They spoke quickly, often times ma [...]

    10. “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate…”Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Nurse Leatheran, the narrator, is probably a little dull at times, even though it's clear she possesses a delightfully quick intelligence, and that's why Murder in Mesopotamia is not a five-star read for me. But the crime and the solution are absolutely wonderful, full of passions, obsessions, schemes one of the most surprising and human mysteries I have ever had the pleasure of reading. PS not concern [...]

    11. 3,5 προς 4*Η πρώτη περιπέτεια με τον Ηρακλή Πουαρό που διαβάζω και μου άρεσε πολύ!Η υπόθεση έξυπνη,οι χαρακτήρες ενδιαφέροντες και το βιβλίο καλογραμμένο.Γενικά, ό,τι πρέπει για αστυνομικό.Είχα μόνο ένα πρόβλημα:είναι γραμμένο σε μορφή απομνημονευμάτων της νοσοκόμας Έιμυ Λέ [...]

    12. Hercule in Iraq24 May 2016 Well, now that I've learnt a little bit of French I have discovered that Poirot's little sayings make more sense (such as Eh Bein, which means ah good). Okay, it isn't as if the entire book is in French, or that Christie overuses the phrases, but for some reason, until I actually started studying the language Poirot's occasional outbursts were a little meaningless (despite the fact that most of the time logic should probably dictate what those words actually mean, thou [...]

    13. قتل در بین‌النهرین کتابی به قلم آگاتا کریستی، جنایی نویس مشهور انگلیسی و نوشته شده در سال ۱۹۷۳ است.از پرستاری به نام امی لدران دعوت می‌شود که برای مدتی پرستاری زنی به نام لوئیز لایدنر که همراه همسر باستان‌شناسش و گروه تحقیقاتی او را در عراق به عهده بگیرد. لایدنر زنی مرموز اس [...]

    14. I loved the absolute crap out of Agatha Christie when I was about 13 and read as many of her books as I could get my hands on. Fast forward twenty (ohgodHOW) years, and I couldn't tell you the plot of any of her books, but I know that Poirot talks a lot about his little grey cells. So there's that. I picked this one up solely because I'm trying to read books set in 80 different countries this year and I'm lagging dramatically behind, and I figured this one would be a quick way to cross Iraq off [...]

    15. Sometimes I just love racist classist proper Agatha Christie. This book involves a murder in the Middle East, but all of the major characters are from Europe or the United States. There are brief references to one local henchman-type, and some menial laborers who are mostly around to irritate the Europeans with their incompetence, but mostly Agatha Christie doesn't like writing about people with dark skin, so she doesn't. The murder in this case is a nice little locked room mystery - a woman who [...]

    16. I loved the premise- have always been fascinated by the Orient, the archaeological dig and the languid way of life of Archaeologists family members who accompany them on the dig. So enjoyed this book more for the setting than for the murder mystery.The murder mystery rates only a 3 star, and it was the usual Christie offering - blackmail, hysterical females, calm collected females, questionable locals, masquerades and a highly improbable solution to a seemingly baffling crime.Enjoyed the BBC aud [...]

    17. "In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. . .” Poirot recites this Islamic blessing for journies, as we are on a journey to find the name of a killer."I joke, mademoiselle," he said, "and I laugh. But there are some things that are no joke. There are things that my profession has taught me. And one of these things, the most terrible thing, is this: murder is a habit. . ." --Poirot.Christie’s Middle East Ghost Story for HalloweenDame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, [...]

    18. Αγκάθα Κρίστι και Ηρακλής Πουαρώ… Σταθερή αξία και κλασική αστυνομική λογοτεχνία. Ένας φόνος γίνεται σε ένα συγκρότημα δωματίων, όπου διαμένει μια ομάδα, που ασχολείται με αρχαιολογικές ανασκαφές. Ποιο είναι το παρελθόν του θύματος;;; Πολύ ύποπτοι μέσα από την ομάδα , αλλά [...]

    19. On the lonely deserts of Mesopotamia(Iraq),in the 30's ,archaeologists are digging to discover the past.But at the present time,fear is in the air.Even as precious artifacts are found, from the 4th millennium .Looking at the site,it's just a pile of mud and dirt walls,very disappointing to the untrained eye.You would have to be an expert, to get excited. But this is after all,where the first civilization began,7,000 years ago(5,300 B.C.).Between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.The Fertile Cresce [...]

    20. In Murder in Mesopotamia, Christie takes us again to a location she's very familiar with - an archaeological dig near Hassanieh, Iraq.To go into the details of this Poirot story would spoil the read for some so I won't.However, there is one question I have that has driven me nuts every single time I have read or re-read this book:How did she not know?!?!?

    21. Πολύ ωραία ιστορία, αλλά για πρώτη φορά σε βιβλίο του Πουαρό, η επίλυση του μυστηρίου δεν με έπεισε.

    22. Another great Poirot!! Challenging my little grey cells and giving me a headache trying figure it out. 4.5 Stars

    23. مدتها بود سراغ کتاب‌های سبک خوش‌خوان و سرگرم‌کننده نرفته بودم. نیاز داشتم دوباره برگردم سراغ چنین کتابها‌یی و ببینم چطور میشه ساده حرف زد و در عین حال چیزهایی قابل تفکر و تعمق از ویژگی‌های شخصیتی و روابط انسانی به تصویر کشید. چیزی که من در کارهای آگاتا کریستی دوست دارم این [...]

    24. Agatha Christie's virtuoso for analyst fiction is unparalleled. Her overall fame is exceptional, her characters drawing in, her plots hypnotizing. Nobody knows the human heart- - or the dull interests that can stop it- - superior to Agatha Christie. She is genuinely the unparalleled Queen of Crime. Amy Leatheram has never felt the draw of the secretive East, yet when she goes to an antiquated site somewhere down in the Iraqi abandon to nurture the spouse of a commended classicist, occasions demo [...]

    25. Ωραία υπόθεση, κλασική Άγκαθα Κρίστι. Ίσως να μην είναι από τα αγαπημένα μου αλλά ειναι εξίσου καλό σε δομή και μυστήριο. Βρισκόμαστε στη Μεσοποταμία και οι χαρακτήρες ασχολούνται αρκετά με την αρχαιολογια, το οποίο είναι απορροια της καθημερινότητας πλέον της Άγκαθα, αφού [...]

    26. I like to get an Agatha Christie fix every now and again, and this one certainly didn't disappoint me.Hercule Poirot is my favourite detective, and he's at his deducing best in this entertaining whodunnit.

    27. Reference NotesSeries: Hercule Poirot #15 (1936)Narrator: Ms. Amy Leatheran (victim's nurse)Victim: Mrs. Louise LeidnerCOD: Heavy blow on the front of the headSuspects:Dr. Eric Leidner (chief archaeologist; victim's husband)Ms. Anne Johnson (archaeologist; Dr. Leidner's longtime friend)Mr. Richard Carey (architect; Dr. Leidner's longtime friend)Mr. Joseph Mercado (archaeologist)Mrs. Marie Mercado (Mr. Mercado's wife)Mr. David Emmott (archaeologist assistant)Mr. William "Bill" Coleman (archaeolog [...]

    28. Murder in Mesopotamia was a pretty interesting read that didn't really have much of our lovely detective Poirot in it. This book is set in Baghdad at an excavation site. It starts off with a famed archaeologist Dr. Leidner who is worrying about his wife and her health. Then enters a nurse, Amy Leatheran, who steps in to take care of her. Obviously, his wife is murdered and Poirot suddenly arrives to solve the case. Now I'm not going to mention who did it or why because what's the fun in always s [...]

    29. الرائعة أجاثا كريستيالتي تجعلك تفكر طوال قراءتك لروايتهاتود ان تذهب للنهاية لتعرف صحة استنتاجك والذي بالطبع يكون عادة خطأرائعة مشوقة لا تستطيع أن تتوقف حتى تنتهيمن الرائع أنها كاتبة وليست رئيس مؤسسة إجرامية

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