Murder in Mesopotamia-Book Review

16360When nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after American archaeologist Dr Leidner’s wife Louise at a dig near Hassanieh she finds herself taking on more than just nursing duties – she also has to help solve murders. Fortunately for Amy, Hercule Poirot is visiting the excavation site but will the great detective be in time to prevent a multiple murderer from striking again?






Murder in Mesopotamia by

Agatha Christie


Author: Agatha Christie

Pages: 264

Publishing Date: July 6th, 1935

Publisher: Harper


It is my first book by Agatha Christie, I’ve heard her name before, for sure. But never got the chance to give her writing a try. My English language instructor gifted me this book, so.

“A woman who doesn’t lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy.”

If I am not wrong, she is known as Queen of mystery. Does it make sense that I liked her writing but also hated it?. I like the way she built the whole world, introduced characters and everything. But the word choice/vocabulary disappointed me. I never expected someone famous’s writing so annoying…Word *Queer* was literally on every page. I mean why? Aren’t there no more words?. Even every character is using word Queer frequently. Every character’s way of talking is the same, there isn’t any difference…What is matter with them?. This whole situation made everyone quite bland and one dimensional.

“I’m not often bored,’ I assured her. “Life’s not long enough for that.”

If I’ll talk about mystery. I guessed both big twists without any effort, so It wasn’t a good one.

I don’t know If I’ll give her writing another chance in future.

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