Murder in Mesopotamia : BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation CD-Audio
Just as Amy Leatheran is about to return to England, she is hired by celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner to work as a nurse/companion for his wife, who is subject to fits of nervous terrors.
As they travel to an ancient site in the Iraqi desert, Amy finds herself in a situation stranger than she could ever have imagined, whilst Mrs Leidner proves to be a demanding yet fascinating woman.
Gradually Mrs Leidner warms to Amy and, taking her into her confidence, she reveals the source of her terror.
But as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax and result in murder.
With just one spot of blood as his only clue, Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey not just across the desert but into the darkest crevices of the human soul.
There he hopes to unravel a mystery which taxes even his remarkable powers. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 20 mins.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 19/07/2004
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780563494232
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Review by suefitz1
Title: Murder in Mesopotamia<br/>Author: Agatha Christie<br/>Genre: Mystery<br/>Challenges: Winter Reading Challenge 2009, TBR *Lite* Challenge 2009 (completed), A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, Agatha Christie Challenge 2009, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge<br/><br/>Rating: 4/5<br/>No. of Pages: Audio (352)<br/>Published: Orignally 1936 (2001)<br/>From the back:<br/>Nurse Amy Leatheran is recruited to care for th frightened wife of an American archeologists at an excavation in the Iraqi desert. Are the wife’s fears mere hallucinations? When she is found bludgeoned to death, her paranoia proves, too late, fully justified. Famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, nearby on another mission, gets involved and realizes that every member of the team could be a suspect. Can Poirot stop the murder before he or she strikes again?<br/>Mine:<br/>Nurse Leatheran is brought in to take care of the wife who is fearful for her life. She keeps getting threatening letters telling her that she can not be with another man. She thought when she left America that she was safe, but the letters catch up to her in Iraq. One afternoon she is murdered and Poirot is brought in to help solve the crime.<br/><br/>It seems that every member of the excavation is a suspect, but who did really do it. Is it a crime of passion? We must understand that she was previously married and thought that her previous controlling husband was dead – but was he?<br/><br/>Poirot to the rescue to prove that the current husband is truly the previous husband and is a very jealous fool and does in fact kill his wife.<br/><br/>