The Baghdad Railway Club - Jim Stringer (Hardback)
  • The Baghdad Railway Club - Jim Stringer (Hardback)

The Baghdad Railway Club - Jim Stringer (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 07/06/2012
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Baghdad 1917. Captain Jim Stringer, invalided from the Western Front, has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a nasty case of treason. He arrives to find a city on the point of insurrection, his cover apparently blown - and his only contact lying dead with flies in his eyes. As Baghdad swelters in a particularly torrid summer, the heat alone threatens the lives of the British soldiers who occupy the city. The recently ejected Turks are still a danger - and many of the local Arabs are none too friendly either. For Jim, who is not particularly good in warm weather, the situation grows pricklier by the day. Aside from his investigation, he is working on the railways around the city. His boss is the charming, enigmatic Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd, who presides over the gracious dining society called The Baghdad Railway Club - and who may or may not be a Turkish agent. Jim's search for the truth brings him up against murderous violence in a heat-dazed, labyrinthine city where an enemy awaits around every corner.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571249619

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“Intriging mystery in Mesopotamia -great yarn”

This is the latest in the Jim Stringer detective series which I had never come across before, but having read and enjoyed this one I shall certainly go looking for the others in the series.
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Hardback edition
4th June 2012
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“Maybe for railway fans”

I'm a big fan of murder/mystery thrillers. I tried to read an earlier book in the series (the Blackpool Highflyer) and couldn't finish it. This is really rare for me as I battle to finish books but I... More

Hardback edition
10th July 2012
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“a good read”

an excelent book from start to finish more books about "jim stringer" please

Hardback edition
12th July 2012
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