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Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
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Destination Unknown (1954)

by Agatha Christie

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    The Big Four by Agatha Christie (Ludi_Ling)
    Ludi_Ling: Some 30 years may separate them, but both feature the same slightly inane global conspiracy theory plot.
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This was a great read. Lots of intrigue. No one was who they seemed to be when first encountered. I am used to Christie's take on murder mysteries, so this one was very different. Recommended to fans of intrigue. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
This was more of a spy-thriller than a mystery. Enjoyable though. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Excellent! ( )
  Rich_B | Jun 2, 2016 |
An intriguing work from Agatha Christie, and a departure from her usual mystery genre. Christie wrote several spy novels, and many of her trademarks are evident, but the overall effect of this book was rather contrived and unconvincing. ( )
  Hanneri | May 23, 2016 |
Very different from the usual Christie, this is her take on a cold war thriller. Unexpected twists galore. It seems more like a Bond story than a mystery, complete with a villain's secret lair, but in comes around to solving a murder in the end. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krog, EliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Houbie, MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nadler, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peraire del Molino, C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tincani, MagdaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To
ANTHONY
who likes foreign travel
as much as I do
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The man behind the desk moved a heavy glass paper-weight four inches to the right.
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Destination Unknown has also been published under the title So Many Steps to Death.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312981686, Mass Market Paperback)

American scientist Thomas Betterton has disappeared form a conference in Paris--only the latest in a series of notable men to vanish into thin air. Equally strange is the death of his new bride in Casablanca. To discover the secret she took to her grave, British Intelligence enlists the aide of an unlikely secret agent--an enigmatic young woman with nothing left to lose. The proposal for Hilary Craven? Impersonate the late Mrs. Betterton. But the masquerade means embarking on an unknown escapade, hiding from an unknown enemy, and retracing a stranger's steps to an unavoidable death...

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:02 -0400)

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Hilary Craven is about to end her life when Jessop, a British agent, asks her help in finding several of the world's leading scientists who have recently vanished. Assuming the identity of a physicist's wife, she infiltrates a secret Moroccan laboratory and discovers a global conspiracy. The information she has could cost her her life, just when she has realized how much she wants to live.… (more)

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