Murder In Mesopotamia
ISBN: 0425103633
EAN13: 9780425103630
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 6.61" L x 4.17" W
Weight: 0.31 lbs.
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Suspicious events at a Middle Eastern archaeological excavation site intrigue the great Hercule Poirot as he investigates Murder in Mesopotamia, a classic murder mystery from Agatha Christie.

Amy Leatheram has 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 not just across the desert, but into the darkest crevices of the human soul to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers.

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   Poirot ends up in Iran
There are so many characters in a foreign country. How did Mrs. x get killed? Everyone hates the murderer but not the murdered woman. The story is about an archeological dig and digesters. The book is full of Agatha Christie's imagination.
   Characters are underdeveloped
The situation presented, a motley crew of archaeological workers at a site in Iraq, could have been developed in more depth before the murder. The reader can't take much interest in the characters, and the odd choice for a narrator complicates the format. Poirot offers plausible cases against at least a half- dozen suspects before he comes up with a solution.
   One of my favorites!!
I adore Agatha Christie's works. She's one of my favorite writers. I love Hercule Poirot. She makes the narrator write the way a real person would write, not a professional writer, but an everyday observer would write. I like this book.
   Great except for the narrator
Murder in Mesopotamia is a mystery written by Agatha Christie. Louise is the victim in this mystery. She liked having power over others but she was also kind. She has a complicated past because her first husband was a German spy who was believed to have been killed, but letters that show up may show that he is alive. The supporting characters are great and I like Mrs. Leidner's second husband. The narrator Nurse Leatheran is the only complaint I have with this book. Her attitude gets on me. I was hoping it was another one of Mrs. Christie's books where the narrator is unreliable and the killer is also present. I sympathized with the murderer of the mystery. Nurse Leatheran had to give more comments at the end. I don't know why but her personality is grating.
I remember my father reading Agatha Christie when I was a kid. In my 60's, I am still an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers, and there is still no author like her. I think I' ve read everything she wrote, and it just doesn't get old. It's always amazing.
   Great Plot, Nicley Written, Almost Satisfying
I enjoy Agatha Christie's mysteries and this one was enjoyable. Although not critical to the story or the ending, the final chapter seemed a bit trite and flat. Maybe I needed the wise counsel of Poirot to add some life perspectives that tied everything together. Christie grew tired of creating Poirot mysteries and continued to please her fans, and perhaps that resentment first emerged in this work where Poirot's witty comments and perspectives seemed duller and less insightful. I was hoping to find more hidden pearls in the original work when I read the book, only to find myself pushing forward to the end. This was not my first Christie read, but I am glad I finished it so as to appreciate her works even more. It's difficult to always achieve great success.
   Poirot and the Desert
Poirot is in the desert doing a job for the government when he is asked to help with a murder in the desert. This is a good one...
   "I Have No Material Proof..."
Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery has two big faults and one modest one. Poirot does not have any evidence for what he comes up with at the end. He stated at the beginning of his reveal that he had no proof. At the end, he said there was no proof. His theory is insane. It just didn't happen. The pacing is the modest problem. The first quarter of the book could have been cut since we don't know what the book is about until the 28% point and Poirot doesn't show up until the 33% point. When Poirot shows up, things move along nicely. The book is rated at a Not Very Good 2 stars out of 5.