The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest

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  • Short Story
  • 1932

The morning after a party, a man’s body is found stabbed and hidden in a chest. From The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories and While the Light Lasts.

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Bewitching Mrs Clayton appeals to Poirot to help exonerate her lover Major Rich, indicted for her husband’s murder. Mr Clayton’s body had been found in a chest, but who put it there?

The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest was published in US in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories in 1939 and also in While the Light Lasts in 1997.

It was expanded by Agatha Christie in 1960 and retitled The Mystery of the Spanish Chest. This longer version was adapted for television and starred David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in 1989.

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