They Came to Baghdad

Author(s): Agatha Christie


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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'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 'The action is rapid and profuse, the characters are astonishingly real, and the author's style remains far more lucid and persuasive than that employed by the vast majority of her colleagues. Altogether one of the year's most agreeable contributions to the spy-and-counterspy diversion' - New Yorker

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780007354726
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.272
  • : April 2011
  • : 190mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Agatha Christie
  • : Hardback
  • : Facsimile edition
  • : 823.912
  • : 256