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Murder in Mesopotamia  (Hercule Poirot novel) .  Agatha Christie .  UB5066

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Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot novel)

 Agatha Christie

First published : 1936

 

Used book , but looks almost new , no damage.

Pages: 288

Paper back edition

Delivery : 7 to 14 working days (Delivery inside India only)

 

Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. Poirot is one of Christie’s most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels, and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975.

 

Murder in Mesopotamia

Nurse Amy Leatheran arrives at an archaeological dig near Hassanieh, Iraq, to assist the Swedish-American archaeologist, Dr Eric Leidner, in caring for his wife, Louise. During her initial days, Amy learns that Louise was married before to a German named Frederick Bosner. Fifteen years ago, during the Great War, Bosner was arrested for being a spy within the US State Department, and sentenced to death; he escaped his sentence but died later in a train crash. Louise reveals Bosner had a younger brother, and she received letters from him whenever she became attracted to other men; these stopped when she married Leidner three years ago, until recently. A week later, Louise is found dead in the bedroom of a house near her husband’s dig site that the couple is using. She had been struck on the head with a large blunt object, per Dr Giles Reilly’s examination of the body.

 

The initial investigation, led by Captain Maitland, cannot find the murder weapon, but confirms someone on the dig must have committed the murder. Reilly learns that his friend Hercule Poirot is travelling in Iraq and so contacts him for help. When Poirot arrives, he notes that the bedroom has only one point of entry, that the only window in the room was shut and barred, and that a rug near a washstand has blood on it. Anne Johnson, a colleague of Leidner, claims she heard a cry, yet is unsure about it. Reilly’s daughter Sheila remarks that the victim had the attention of every man, yet no obvious subject emerges from among the team. Poirot takes an interest in the story Louise told Nurse Leatheran about her first husband; he wonders if Bosner, or possibly his brother (presumably still living but whereabouts unknown) is somehow among the team. Poirot is also intrigued to find that the letters Louise received were in her handwriting.

 

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