Passenger to Frankfurt

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First published: 1970

Murder
methods:

  • Gunshot

Synopsis

Passenger to Frankfurt

Passenger to Frankfurt

Sir Stafford Nye’s journey home from Malaya to London takes an unexpected twist in the passenger lounge at Frankfurt – a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. Yet their paths are to cross again and again – and each time the mystery woman is introduced as a different person. Equally at home in any guise in any society she draws Sir Stafford into a game of political intrigue more dangerous than he could possibly imagine. In an arena where no-one can be sure of anyone, Nye must do battle with a well-armed, well-financed, well-trained – and invisible – enemy.

More about this story

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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