This was a confusing little mystery.
As the title of the book says, an airman dies in a plane crash. At first everyone thinks it has been an accident, then everyone thinks it has been murder and then everyone thinks it has been a suicide. Essentially, no one knows what has happened.
And until the death of said airman gets untangled, another mystery surrounding the airfield at which the death has occured has to be solved.
Yep, I was confused a lot of the time. And yet I really liked this mystery and it kept me glued to the pages. And the ending was adorable.
Murder in Mesopotamia isn´t one of my favorite Christie´s. And it isn´t because the crime plot was a bad one, quite the contrary. I found the crime and the solution to be as equally as good as some of her other books.
It´s because the characters are incredibly bland and boring and the narrator of the story, Amy Leatheran, is the worst of them all. I got so annoyed by her mentioning that Richard Carey is beautiful, even though he apparently looks like the grim reaper based on her description of him. And Poirot hasn´t been as charming as he usually is.
Hastings can be a bit dense sometimes, but I really missed him this time around.