Passenger to Frankfurt

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A bored diplomat agrees to lend a woman his passport to keep her from danger. Suddenly his own life's on the line, as he's caught in a web of international intrigue.

“Leadership, besides being a great creative force, can be diabolical…”

Jan Smuts, quoted in Passenger to Frankfurt



About this story

First released

September 1970 (novel, Collins)

Genre

  • Espionage

Formats

  • Novel

Murder methods

Setting

  • Plane

A diplomat lends his passport to a mysterious woman and finds himself in a web of international intrigue and danger. This was the last of Agatha Christie’s spy novels, published in time to celebrate her 80th birthday, and also being the 80th book published (counting UK and US short story collections).

The novel was highly anticipated by the press and received a variety of reviews. On publication it was the largest printing ever of a first edition Christie. The 58,000 copies sold out fast. It was Collins who insisted on the subtitle ‘An Extravaganza’ when the book was ...

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A diplomat lends his passport to a mysterious woman and finds himself in a web of international intrigue and danger. This was the last of Agatha Christie’s spy novels, published in time to celebrate her 80th birthday, and also being the 80th book published (counting UK and US short story collections).

The novel was highly anticipated by the press and received a variety of reviews. On publication it was the largest printing ever of a first edition Christie. The 58,000 copies sold out fast. It was Collins who insisted on the subtitle ‘An Extravaganza’ when the book was released and it is certainly a wild ride.

This story has never been adapted.



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