Murder In Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot #14)
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As she had ...more
Amy Leatheran speaks in an older voice during the course of this story though she was apparently a young nurse when this story takes place. The foreword was written by Doctor Giles Reilly (another character in the story) who mentions that it was four years ago when these events t ...more
Reading this book though – set in Iraq – I find that Christie was perfectly capable of making Poirot as provincial as Miss Marple. In the introduction she thanks her “many archaeological friends in Iraq and Syria”, but the ...more
Claro que agora que comecei a ler os livros da Agatha Christie este era um dos must read, embora me lembrasse de quem era o assassino e do que o levou a enveredar pela vida criminosa (daí a revelação não ter sido chocante, uma vez que não houve efeito sur ...more
Agatha Cristie é chamada a Rainha do Crime com toda a razão. É impressionante cada história que ela criou, cada crime, cada assassino... É fantástico.
Dos poucos livros que li da escritora, este não foi dos meus favoritos devido à inactividade da primeira parte - cerca de um terço da história - aquela que decorre até ao assassinato. Claro que é essencial para serem deixadas pistas, mas foi muito parada.
A narradora do livro é uma das pe ...more
In typical fashion, Hercule Poirot just happens to be passing through when the latest murder ...more
I purchased this one at an airport bookstore, and it was just what I needed for airport time as I waited for connections and the flights themselve ...more
When Nurse Leatheran is called on to look after Loiuse, the wife of Dr. Leidner who is busy in the excavation activities going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq, she finds the atmosphere there to be filled with tension and one of impending doom.
"...I dont know what it was exactly...Nobody seemed quite natural. There was a queer atmosphere of tension..."
Loiuse or "Lovely Louise" as the Doctor's wife is called, is said to be afflicted with hallucinations. Sh ...more
I have since grown up in what holds my attention, but time and again, I sub-consciously reach for her book (sometimes ones I've read before) and enjoy it grudgingly, coz it's an old love. One indulges an old flame even if it has diminished in its glory.
These are times when I grit and sigh through the laborious descriptions of scenes, the characters, the dialog style ...more
The last time I was in France, I brought along Thirteen at Dinner, so I decided to create a tradition and bring this book along on my trip to France t ...more
Este livro comporta páginas e páginas repletas de mistério, um cenário atraente e personagens peculiares, bem ao estilo da Rainha do Crime, Agatha Christie.
Desta vez, o homicídio em questão é cometido numa expedição arqueológica, em Tell Yarimjah, o que proporciona um cenário exótico e distinto a este mistério. A ação é narrada por Amy Leatheran, uma enfermeira que testemunha os crimes cometidos. Esta é uma lufada de ar fresco, pois temos a ...more
she negleted local people in a ( bad ) war really .
about the novel , i really found it less engoyable , but still good . the part before crime and poiro apperance was so boring , but then it became so nice ! .
i knew the killer from the beggening ( yeaaaaaaaaa :D )
the end words was so great : " in the name of allah " :) #respect
Christie chose the narrator well--Nurse Letheren--for her practical yet concerned, insightful, and accepting attitude toward the othe ...more
It's obvious which of these characters is murdered from the very start, and the actual murderer was the first person I suspected. There are also a couple of important details in the book that simply weren't credible.
The narrative voice was an interesting departure from Captain Hastings', but did s ...more
The characters were all introduced at once so it was easy to forget a few of them, especially as many of them played an unbelievably minor role and contributed little or nothing to the mystery. I found it dfficult to feel any affinity towards Nurse Leatheran, undeniably she's a good choice for narrator; clo ...more
قتل در بینالنهرین / جنایت در شب
عنوان: قتل در بین النهرین؛ اثر: آگاتا کریستی، مترجم: نگین ازدجینی، مشخصات نشر: تهران، آشیانه کتاب، 1377، در 304 ص، شابک: 9646350119، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
عنوان: جنایت در شب؛ اثر: آگاتا کریستی؛ ترجمه قدیر گلکاریان، مشخصات نشر: تهران، تلاش، 1379، در 211 ص، اندازه 16 در 11 س.م.، شابک: 9645750059؛ قبلا تحت عنوان قتل در بین النهرین توسط آشیانه کتاب در سال 1377 چاپ شده ...more
Final surpreendente como sempre. É isso que gosto nela, consegue sempre surpreender-nos, mesmo que acertemos, nunca é pelas razões que pensamos.
Agatha is Agatha. Another good book, a bit different from others, since we have the narration in the first person.
Surprising final as always. It's why I like her, she always manages to surprise us, even if guess is never for the reasons we ...more
Nurse is called upon to write the murderous history of the archeological dig in Mesopotamia where the people are not whom they seem to be and the Leader of the dig's wife is murdered......
Archaeologist, Dr Lieder (who is devoted to his wife), has hired Nurse , to care for Mrs Leider, who has bouts of nervous terrors. Mrs Leider is not well liked as she does her best to dig at people causing them to hate her.......
Everyone has secrets & jealousies....... However, it is Mrs. Leider with a well ...more
Un accampamento in mesopotamia, una spedizione di archeologi alquanto eterogenea...ed una donna bellissima ma paranoica che viene uccisa ...anche in questo romanzo la Christie ci porta in un ambiente esotico, con i colori ed i sapori tipici di quei luoghi assolati e sperduti... Tutto per la gioia del nostro caro Poirot, che anche stavolta si trova a dover non solo affrontare la ricerca di un insospettabile assassino, ma a dover pure combattere con il caldo e lo spiacevole inevitabile sudore, la...more
Set on the site of an archaeological dig in Iraq, Christie drew on her own personal experiences for this particular tale. It was on a visit to Ur in Iraq that she met her husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan in 1928. A keen semi-amateur archaeologist herself, she passionately supported her husband's career throughout her life.
Published in 1936, this was the fourteenth Poirot story. Christie had continually written new additions to the serie ...more
Christie était une experte inquiète de l'art de conter. Elle choisit ici de s'en remettre à une narratrice improbable, infirmière compétente et observatrice finaude, mais pas du tout à l'aise avec l' ...more
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 ...more