Endless Night

Endless Night

They Came to Baghdad

Book - 1978
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Publisher: Scarborough, ON : Distributed by Omniprose, c1978.
ISBN: 9788459903073
Characteristics: 502 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: They came to Baghdad


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Jul 09, 2019

" Ellie looked grief-stricken, horribly taken aback. But I wasn't taken in. I saw at once that Greta was having a bit of fun with us. If the thought just flashed across my mind for a moment that her kind of fun wasn't very kind, it hardly had time to take root. Greta burst out laughing, a high musical laugh that made people turn their heads and look at us./ 'You should have seen your faces,' she said, 'especially yours, Ellie. I have to tease you just a little. It's a wonderful house, lovely. That man's a genius.'/ 'Yes, ' I said, ' he's something out of the ordinary. Wait till you meet him.' / ' I have met him,' said Greta. ' He was down there the day that I went. Yes, he's an extraordinary person. Rather frightening, don't you think?'/ ' Frightening?' I said, surprised. ' In what way?'/ 'Oh, I don't know. It's as though he looks through you and--well, sees right through to the other side. That's always disconcerting.' Then she added, 'He looks rather ill.'

Jun 08, 2019

Another fine twist ending by Agatha the Queen of mystery. Grand characters.

Apr 14, 2017

Way, way too much set-up. Ellie's family financial details are not necessary.

Nov 26, 2016

What starts out as an entertaining love story between the narrator and the love of his life ends off with a devastating murder and shocking reveal. Endless Night entertains straight from the start, though the murder takes place late in the story. However, the story is kind of lessened due to the fact that it recycles plot elements and twists from my two favourite Agathe Christie books: "The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd" and "Death On The Nile". Still, it's pretty good.

Oct 23, 2015

my mum liked Christie, I read only the major mystery stuff like poirot back then, and I picked this up from nostalgia. it is excellent! strong characters and imagery

Jun 07, 2015

Slow to get in to, but worth the wait.

EuSei Apr 22, 2015

Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors, but this is the only book she wrote so far I could not finish! The main character endlessly subjects us with his inner thoughts. His most constant yearning is to find a girl and build himself a special house in which they are to live. Doesn't seem so silly, does it? Well, after the tenth time you read it you will feel like throwing the book at the wall. He constantly revolves on this single subject, going on and on, a spiral of irritating, repetitive sameness. The reader is subjected to excruciatingly long passages of soliloquy, that lead nowhere. I don't read Christie's books for her deep analysis of characters, so I gave up after twenty pages.

Dec 03, 2014

really enjoyed this book

Oct 29, 2014

Awesome story. But all Christie novels are awesome.

Mar 26, 2010

No Poirot. No Miss Marple, A very slick psychological thriller that leaves you guessing "Who Killed Ellie" right up to the end.

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Nov 26, 2016

maspochni591 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

EuSei Jul 17, 2015

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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