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Death in a Desert Land

(2019)
(The third book in the Agatha Christie series)
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"A heart of darkness beats within this sparkling series. Fizzy with charm yet edged with menace, Andrew Wilson's Christie novels do Dame Agatha proud. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Jacqueline Winspear." - A.J. Finn, internationally bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Queen of Crime Agatha Christie returns to star in another stylish mystery, as she travels to the excavation of the ancient city of Ur where she must solve a crime with motives that may be as old as civilization itself.

Fresh from solving the gruesome murder of a British agent in the Canary Islands, mystery writer Agatha Christie receives a letter from a family who believe their late daughter met with foul play. Before Gertrude Bell overdosed on sleeping medication, she was a prominent archaeologist, recovering ancient treasures in the Middle East. Found near her body was a letter claiming that Bell was being followed. To complicate things further, Bell was competing with another archeologist, Mrs. Woolley, for the rights to artifacts of immense value.

Christie travels to far-off Persia, where she meets the enigmatic Mrs. Woolley as she is working on a big and potentially valuable discovery. Temperamental but brilliant, Mrs. Woolley quickly charms Christie but when she does not hide her disdain for the recently deceased Miss Bell, Christie doesn't know whether to trust her - or if Bell's killer is just clever enough to hide in plain sight.

With Wilson's signature "strong characters, shrewd plotting and a skillful blending of fact and fiction" (Shelf Awareness, starred review on A Talent for Murder), this is a thrilling adventure based on real events in Christie's life and set amidst the cursed ruins of an ancient land.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Andrew Wilson's Christie novels do Dame Agatha proud." - A J Finn


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4711-7347-X / 978-1-4711-7347-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in a Desert Land: A Novel (Agatha Christie)
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-5011-9744-4 / 978-1-5011-9744-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4711-7350-X / 978-1-4711-7350-9 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-4711-7348-8 / 978-1-4711-7348-6 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in a Desert Land: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-5011-9745-2 / 978-1-5011-9745-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
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June 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-78771-426-8 / 978-1-78771-426-7 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 1-78771-461-6 / 978-1-78771-461-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
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July 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death in a Desert Land: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Atria Books
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