The 8:55 to Baghdad

The 8:55 to Baghdad

From London to Iraq on the Trail of Agatha Christie

By Andrew Eames

Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781585678020, 403pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2006

Merging literary biography with travel adventure, and ancient history with contemporary world events, Andrew Eames tells a riveting tale and reveals fascinating and little-knowndetails en route in this exotic chapter in the life of Agatha Christie. His own trip from London to Baghdad--a journey much more difficult to make in 2002 with the political unrest in the Middle East and the war in Iraq, than it was in 1928--becomes ineluctably intertwined with Agatha's, and the people he meets could have stepped out of a mystery novel Fans of Agatha Christie will delight in Eames' description of the places and events that appeared in andinfluenced her fiction--and armchair travelers will thrill in the exotica of the journey itself.

About the Author
Andrew Eames is a journalist and author. His most recent book, "The 8.55 to Baghdad" won the British Guild of Travel Writers travel book award in 2005.