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By Agatha Christie

The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the stated mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Suspicious occasions at a center japanese archaeological excavation web site intrigue the good Poirot as he investigates Murder in Mesopotamia.

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