Monday, October 12, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 281: Murder in Mesopotamia

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week’s teaser is from another Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia, which is set during an archaeological dig in Iraq. I read this one for a “World Trip” challenge.

He went over to his wife’s door, tapped on it and went in.

It must, I suppose, have been about a minute and a half later that he came out again. I happened to be looking at the door when he did so. It was like a nightmare. He had gone in a brisk, cheerful man. He came out like a drunken one — reeling a little on his feet, and with a queer dazed expression on his face.

(Chapter 10)


“I have arrived,” said the note. Louise Leidner claimed the writer had followed her halfway around the world and was now coming to kill her. But the others on the dig in Iraq thought the archeologist’s wife was suffering from hysteria . . . until she was found bludgeoned in her bedroom. Local police, baffled by the variety of suspects, each with a motive, call on the assistance of a Belgian detective of some renown who is on his way to Baghdad—Hercule Poirot.


Lea said...

I love all the Agatha Christie books!
Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Heather said...

Lea: I've only read a small portion of her books, but have liked all I've read so far.

Alice Audrey said...

For a minute I thought he was actually drunk. I take it this is where the body is discovered.

Heather said...

Alice: I'll never tell. ;-D