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Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia

Dedicated to
My many archaeological friends in Iraq and Syria

First Published

Collins, London, Jul. 1936
Women's Pictorial, Feb.8-Mar.28 1936 as 'No Other Love'
Dodd Mead, New York, 1936
The Saturday Evening Post, Nov.9-Dec.14 1935


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig; something associated with the presence of 'Lovely Louise', wife of celebrated archaeologist, Dr Leidner.

In a few days' time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late...


Foreword by Giles Reilly, M.D.
1. Frontispiece
2. Introducing Amy Leatheran
3. Gossip
4. I Arrive in Hassanieh
5. Tell Yarimjah
6. First Evening
7. The Man at the Window
8. Night Alarm
9. Mrs Leidner's Story
10. Saturday Afternoon
11. An Old Business
12. 'I Didn't Believe ...'
13. Hercule Poirot Arrives
14. One of Us?
15. Poirot Makes a Suggestion
16. The Suspects
17. The Stain by the Washstand
18. Tea at Dr Reilly's
19. A New Suspicion
20. Miss Johnson, Mrs Mercado, Mr Reiter
21. Mr Mercado, Richard Carey
22. David Emmott, Father Lavigny and
 a Discovery
23. I Go Psychic
24. Murder is a Habit
25. Suicide or Murder
26. Next It Will Be Me!
27. Beginning of a Journey
28. Journey's End
29. L'Envoi

Movie & TV

Murder in Mesopotamia
Agahta Christie's POIROT VIII, 2002
director Tom Clegg
writer Clive Exton
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Barbara Barnes (Louise Leidner), Dinah Stabb(Annie Johnson), Georgina Sowerby(Amy Leatheran), Jeremy Turner-Welch(Bill Coleman), Pandora Clifford(Sheila Maitland), Christopher Hunter(Father Lavigny), Christopher Bowen(Richard Carg), Iain Mitchell(Superintendent Maitland), Alexi Kaye Campbell(Joseph Mercado), Deborah Poplett(Marie Mercado), Kamel Touati(Squat Man), Hichem Rostom(Hotel Receptionist)


  1. Official Site: Murder in Mesopotamia
  2. Wikipedia: Murder in Mesopotamia
  3. IMDb: Poirot: Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)
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