They Came To Baghdad by Agatha ChristieSpy Thriller/Mystery
This was a different kind of Christie book for me. No Hercule Poirot. No Jane Marple. No Inspector Battle No Tommy and Tuppance. Instead, I was introduced to a new heroine: Victoria Jones.
Victoria is a bit of a fluff-head. By her own words, she's a terrible employee and is just getting fired as the book opens. Sitting on a park bench contemplating her future, she meets a handsome young man and decides to follow him across the world, from England to Baghdad on just a hope she will run into him and another hope she might find some job to support herself. What she does, instead, is get tangled up in an international spy game. She bumbles through it all, making hilarious mistakes, and, somehow, solves the whole thing at the end.
This is a different Christie because it's so much more lighter-hearted than her other books. While there are murder and sinister plots, Victoria is a plucky and adorable detective and I do hope there are other books with her in it. Christie has never disappointed me, and this one just adds to her mythical legend as the greatest detective dame of all time.