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By Agatha Christie | Comments: ( 528 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0440187001Baghdad is holding a secret superpower summit, but the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks.Into this explosive situation appears Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets than she bargains for when a wounded spy dies in her hotel room.TheAlternate cover edition of ISBN 0440187001Baghdad is holding a secret superpower summit, but the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks.Into this explosive situation appears Victoria Jones, a young woman with a yearning for adventure who gets than she bargains for when a wounded spy dies in her hotel room.The only man who can save the summit is dead Can Victoria make sense of his dying words Lucifer Basrah Lefarge.


  • Title: They Came to Baghdad
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande



Comments They Came to Baghdad

  • Anne

    As a Christie fan I'm wondering how this little gem escaped my notice all these years?I think Victoria may be the most adorable pathological liar you'll ever meet. You can't be mad at her because she's just so honest about it! <-- 100% trueAnd you really shouldn't like her so much considering all the idiotic choices she makes which land her in incredibly dangerous situations. Starting with losing her job in the first scene, due to her need to perform a reenactment of a particularly embarrassi [...]


  • Carol.

    From my review at clsiewert.wordpress/2014/Agatha Christie does thrillers. Or not, depending on your point of view. This one might work as a movie (I'm disinclined to find out, but if you are interested one was made in 1952), but fails to impress as a book.Victoria Jones has been fired from her typist position. As she sits in a courtyard, eating her lunch, she's politely approached by a diffident young man who strikes up a conversation. In America, Miss Anna Scheele, personal secretary to the he [...]


  • Laura

    I don’t even have words to describe the madcap charm of this book. No Miss Marple, no Poirot, just a heroine who redefines “spunky” and a plot that will leave you yearning for high jinks in the desert. International intrigue has never been such fun, nor has it probably ever been infiltrated by a mediocre shorthand typist. Miss Victoria Jones, freshly booted from her job, sits in a London park figuring out her next move. Enter a handsome lad named Edward who enchants Victoria but – oh no! [...]


  • هــالــه بــاقــر

    السيدة كريستي العظيمة ملهمتي منذ الطفولة للقرأة مشجعتي التي سحبتني من يدي واشركتني في تفاصيل عالمها الخاص التي تخلقه بفنها الراقي المتفرد و اسلوبها الذكي الجاذب المتكامل في التشويق و الإثارة إنها كاتبتي المفضلة في شتى حالاتها سواءً في روايتها الجيدة او السيئة احب الترحال [...]


  • Ann

    Easily one of my favorite Agatha Christie books! The more mystery books I read, the more I realize just how incredible Christie was at what she did.This mystery centers around, not so much a murder, but the plot of a political overthrow (Is the overthrow a good thing? Or a bad thing? And even, does it exist?). Our protagonist, Victoria, finds herself suddenly placed in the middle of it all, and must decide just how involved she wants to be."They Came to Baghdad" has an intriguing blend of all so [...]


  • Kathryn

    I loved the title--so mysterious and alluring, WHO came to Baghdad? And WHY??? And I quite loved my adventure in Baghdad with all of those who "came" there. Full of Middle Eastern ambiance, but with a good dose of 1950s British-ness thanks to our lead characters, it's the perfect blend of humor and adventure, exotic and comfortable, a bit of romance, and of course lots of suspense! I give it only four stars because I thought a the chapters in the beginning jostle around as we are introduced to t [...]


  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    I read this some time in the 1980s and remember thinking it was one of Christie's more enjoyable books. This is a reminder to myself to read it again sometime and see if I still think that's true.It's too bad I still remember who the villain is (it was a particularly surprising reveal to me) because I've forgotten almost everything else about this book.


  • Maxine Mathew

    Agatha Christie’s immaculate stories make her a master of suspense and mystery. They Came to Baghdad is different from other Agatha Christie's other books - it's more of a thriller than a mystery. I have not read much of spy novels, just Alex Rider series and that does not come anywhere near Christie’s ingenious plots. They Came To Baghdad does not have any high-tech machines or a gripping fight scenes, yet it is a book that the readers will find riveting and electrifying. The strong point o [...]


  • قلم الظل

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمتمهيد: شرائي لهذه الرواية كان عارضاً حيث أنني كنت في أحد المكتبات لقضاء بعض حوائجي وكنت في السابق أود قراءة إحدى رويات لأغاثا كريستي فوجدتها في المكتبة بسعر زهيد فاشتريتها , وقبل مده بسيطة وأنا أبحث في الكتب في أدراجي وجدتها فابتدأت قراءتها الرواية يمي [...]


  • Cphe

    An entertaining mystery/thriller and a relatively fast paced read. The setting takes place in exotic Baghdad. Victoria Jones is a bit of a "ditzy" character. She is a young woman with a thirst for adventure who unwittingly becomes caught up in a game of cat and mouse with some very unsavoury characters. I haven't read Christie for years and had forgotten just how engaging her novels are. Even though I had my suspicions early on as to who the main culprit would be I could still appreciate the var [...]


  • Malin

    In this book, we meet the adventurous Victoria Jones, a young woman with a knack for lying frequently and convincingly, who shortly after being fired from her most recent position as a mediocre shorthand typist, meets a handsome and charming young man in the park. They strike up a conversation, he confides that he is about to go to Baghdad and asks to take a couple of photographs of her as a memento. Victoria is smitten, and as the young man she's fallen head over heels for is going to be in Bag [...]


  • MishaMathew

    *Maxine's Review*Agatha Christie’s immaculate stories make her a master of suspense and mystery. They Came to Baghdad is different from other Agatha Christie's other books - it's more of a thriller than a mystery. I have not read much of spy novels, just Alex Rider series and that does not come anywhere near Christie’s ingenious plots. They Came To Baghdad does not have any high-tech machines or a gripping fight scenes, yet it is a book that the readers will find riveting and electrifying. T [...]


  • Helen

    This book is not one of Christie’s Poirot or Miss Marple mysteries – it’s a standalone and actually much more of a spy novel or thriller than a mystery. With an exciting plot involving kidnappings, conspiracies, impersonations, disguises and secret messages, I found it a lot of fun to read – one of those books I genuinely didn’t want to have to put down until I was finished!So, who came to Baghdad? Well, first of all there’s our heroine, Victoria Jones, a young woman with a vivid ima [...]


  • Laurel Young

    I never realized that Dame Agatha had written so many "adventure" novels--her reputation rests solidly on her detective fiction, and I think I have typically read the novels featuring one of her Great Detectives, Poirot or Miss Marple (or Tommy and Tuppence, etc.). But now that I am reading her entire canon, I find that she has quite a lot of novels that might be better characterized as adventure with a mystery twistd they are really not my cup of tea in the least. Perhaps I'm unusual, but I am [...]


  • Veronique

    First of all, I am a fan of Agatha Christie. She’s my go-to when I need something I know I will enjoy. Plus, I often think people kind of take her for granted, not realising her skill. They Came to Baghdad is perhaps not one of her best, but it is definitely entertaining. The convoluted plot is hilarious, full of adventure, red herrings, kidnappings, impersonations, all this set in the exotic Middle East. I felt, listening to Emilia Fox’s performance, as if a spy film (one that doesn’t tak [...]


  • Bookworm

    Absolutely tip-top and fantastic. I would write more, but you can't really go on about it very much without giving something away! I'll just say that Victoria, (young, smart, cute Cockney typist who finds herself suddenly playing a dangerous part in a web of intruige ), is one of the most endearing characters, and the romance is sweet!


  • Matej Laš

    Obzvlášť akčná, až špionážna detektívna lahôdka od kráľovnej A. Christie. Príbeh letí neskutočne rýchlo a vďaka ľúbivej hlavnej postave Victorii knižku zatvoríte až po dočítaní.


  • Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader)

    This was fun! But not my favourite Agatha 3.5 stars?


  • Sarah Alsaade

    شكرا اجاثا الرواية بوليسية حبيتها بحيث كملت بيومين فقط لمتعتها وسهولة السرد فالكلام يعرض فى ايجاز بصورة بسيطة ومختلفة من ما قرأت تمامآ حيث تبدأ بالتشويق تدورالاحداث عن اجتماع سري فى بغداد ووصول المعلومات الى منظمة سرية ثم ظهور فكتوريا جونز الفتاة المغامرة والذكية والتي تج [...]


  • Irissë Eärwen

    Como siempre, Agatha deslumbra.


  • Amr Mans

    ثاني تجربة لي مع أجاثا أعتقد إن مشوارنا سوياً طويل ^_^أجاثا مُبهرة في جذب إنتباهك دائماً لحل اللغز والتفكير فيه، مساعدة الأبطال دائماً هي ما تكون أغلب أحلامنا في القصصترابط الشخصيات بصورة غامضة وارتباط الأحداث ببعضها مشوق، خليتني عامل زي المفتش بورقة وقلم وأكتب ملاحظات بأس [...]


  • David

    'They Came to Baghdad' is a spy thriller by Agatha Christie first published in 1951. A secret summit of superpowers is to be held in Baghdad and a shadowy group of anarchists is plotting to sabotage the event. Things get complicated when enthusiastic young tourist Victoria Jones hears the dying words of British agent Henry Carmichael and is drawn into the affair. It's theme is expressed by her spy mentor Dakin: "the belief in a superstratum of human beings -- in Supermen to rule the rest of the [...]


  • MwanamaliMari

    I bought this book on a whim. I was looking for "And Then There Were None" but it was sadly out of stock. But not so sad Agatha is just one of those writers who, regardless of what book you get, she'll never disappoint you. Starting with the mendacious Victoria Jones (woman reminded me of my ten year old self). She was so lovable and clever and witty but a bit of an airhead sometimes. Then there was Edward, the handsome stranger who made her just pack up and head to Baghdad on a whim (girl, are [...]


  • Nina

    Lagi-lagi saya terkecoh. Tadinya saya pikir bakal penuh spionase yang bikin mumet tapi ternyata enggak. 3 bintang saya naikkan jadi 4 bintang.Saya takjub sekaligus pengen ngejitak Victoria. Hello, masa baru kenalan dgn Edward trus nekat berangkat ke Bagdad demi menyusul Edward? Mana lagi bokek dan mikir kalo udah ketemu dia, Victoria pengen dicariin kerjaan. Victoria ini pemberani apa super bodoh sih (dari sudut pandang saya sebagai pembaca)Petualangannya di Bagdad dan sekitarnya memang menegang [...]


  • Santh memories

    The adventure of Victoria Jones, a play fast and loose, mendacious girl and a stenographer often with unfinished works. After, again, lost her job she took a chance of a job to go to Bagdad! She had long desire to see the world, and also to catch a very attractive man name Edward whom she just met. Without knowing that she worked for a mysterious organization, she met with a dying man that actually an undercover international agent, being kidnapped and found herself in a vast desert, and pretend [...]


  • Jyothsna

    A fast paced, page turning, stylish, romanticized international spy intrigue is all that this book isn't. Who better to write an old fashioned, straightforward, logical, sensible and chuckle to yourself spy novel with absolutely no loopholes and a non obvious ending than Agatha Christie! I so rarely come across such clean and honest writing anymore. With all the Christies, I have been reading this year, this one was especially refreshing!


  • Charlie

    I have only the vaguest of memories of having read this one before though I know I did and I really really enjoyed it. It's not your typical christie novel,more of a spy adventure than a murder mystery set in baghdad (obviously) and its surroundings and featuring a smart and determined young lady. It's really fun,keeps you guessing and truly absorbed


  • Roza Alani

    ان المال وراء كل ما يحدث في العالم اليوم ومصدره لا يزال موضع الشك .ان اموالا ضخمة تختفي من الاسواق ولا احد يعرف مصيرها وكميات هائلة من الالماس واللحجار الكريمة تشترى من اسواق متعددة ثم نختفي ولا احد يعلم اين ذهبت


  • Judith Teggelaar

    A clever little mystery with murder and intrigue. The heroine is a captivating young woman given to making up falsehoods to suit the moment and her present whim. Join her in a romp around Baghdad.


  • Abduraheem

    أعجبتني الرواية على الرغم من انها لم تكن بالنسبة لي افضل روايات أغاثا كريستي، الرواية مكتوبة بطريقة جميلة ولكن ما يعيبها - برأيي - هو كثرة الشخصيات


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