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They Came to Baghdad

They Came to Baghdad

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By (author) Agatha Christie

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 184mm x 30mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 14 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 000735472X
  • ISBN 13: 9780007354726
  • Edition: Facsimile
  • Edition statement: Facsimile edition
  • Sales rank: 200,943

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A lovesick young girl becomes embroiled in a plot to destroy world peace...Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret summit of superpowers, concerned but not convinced, about the development of an, as yet, unidentified and undescribed secret weapon. Only one man has the proof that can confirm the nature of this fantastic secret weapon - a British agent named Carmichael. Unfortunately the criminal organisation responsible for the weapon's development will stop at nothing to prevent him entering Baghdad and presenting his proof to the assembled delegates. Can Carmichael enter the city against such odds? Into this explosive situations appears Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded Carmichael dies in her arms in her hotel room. Now, if only she could make sense of his last words '...Lucifer...Basrah...Lefarge...'

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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 20 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott.

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'A very human heroine, whose powers of invention, like those of her creator, never fail her' Times Literary Supplement 'All in all, the most satisfactory novel in some years from one of the most satisfying of novelists.' New York Times