Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie was a little different to the other books on tape that I have listened to because it was actually more of a radio play than a straightforward reading of the book. Several characters in the book Murder in Mesopotamia were dramatized, including good old Hercule Poirot, and the story was told from the point of view of one other character, the nurse Amy Leatheran.
I have seen a TV production of Murder in Mesopotamia, but didn't really remember the story, or "whodunit" so this was a great listen. The story was told well, and I found it much more interesting than I do reading Agatha Christie books. I listened to it in August during one of the days I spent sorting Man's papers. It was great company and kept me sane and interested in what I was doing. I thoroughly recommend it if you come across this tape. It was well told and produced and the story is good too.
Murder in Mesopotamia tells the story of nurse Amy Leatheran who travels to the east to explore life and is employed to look after the wife of archaeologist Doctor Leidner. Louise Leidner has been experiencing many strange things since the death of her first husband and now it seems that she is being haunted by the past once again.
Why could this be? Who is doing it? What will happen? Perhaps Louise is imagining or making the whole thing up, or perhaps there actually is something going on. Once Poirot appears on the scene more strange things happen and the story unfolds and is, of course, eventually resolved.
Agatha Christie actually travelled a lot in the middle east with her husband Max Mallowan who was also an archaeologist and so several of her stories are influenced by the time she spent travelling with him. I thought that you could really see this influence in this story and it added to the realism and interest of the story.
Overall, a great listen and although this tape is going back to Lady to listen to again, I would certainly listen to it again. I recommend it!
This is one of the posts that I wrote in August to be published in September but publishing it got delayed by my need to take a blog break.