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by Agatha Christie

  • ISBN: 0671602551
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pocket (April 3, 1985)
  • Pages: 192 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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The Murder at the Vicarage; The Thirteen Problems; The Body in the Library; The Moving Finger; A Murder Is. .Of note: Nemesis is the last Jane Marple mystery that Agatha Christie wrote-though not the last Marple published

The Murder at the Vicarage; The Thirteen Problems; The Body in the Library; The Moving Finger; A Murder Is Announced; They Do It with Mirrors; A Pocket Full of Rye; . 0 from Paddington; The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side; A Caribbean Mystery; At Bertram’s Hotel; Nemesis; Sleeping Murder; Miss Marple’s Final Cases. 1. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Of note: Nemesis is the last Jane Marple mystery that Agatha Christie wrote-though not the last Marple published. Best Sellers: ‘The old charm is still there and a good deal of the old magic in plotting, to.

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. Part of Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie. He vowed to himself that the murder of Pamela Reeves should not remain one of Glenshire’s unsolved mysteries. The body in the library, . 0. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. Where did you get it? asked Miss Marple. Well, it was a bit of luck, really. Because, of course, I didn’t know she was going to be murdered then. Ruby Keene, so he admitted privately, might have asked for what was coming to her, but Pamela Reeves was quite another story. A nice kid, if he ever saw one.

A Miss Marple Mystery. We’ve just found a body in the library. She’s been murdered, you see, strangled. To My Friend Nan. Contents. For a moment Miss Marple thought her friend had gone mad. You’ve found a what? I know. What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one’s house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean. That’s why I want you to come and help me find out who did it and unravel the mystery and all that. It really is rather thrilling, isn’t it? Well, of course, my dear, if I can be of any help to you.

The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks

The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery.

Christie Agatha She's been murdered you see; strangled. Miss Marple understood then just what her friend had meant when she said the dead girl wasn't real.

Agatha Christie The Body in the Library Cast of Characters Dolly Bantry - Mistress of Gossington Hall, and wife of Colonel Arthur Bantry who was caught in a chain of circumstances that nearly proved too much for him. Jane Marple - Her uncanny predilection for village parallels enabled her to solve mysterious crimes. She's been murdered you see; strangled. What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one's house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean. The library was a room very typical of its owners.

As in many Christie mysteries, murders happen in threes. One of the most intricate of plots. The Body In The Library is certainly a splendid read for cozy mystery fans!. Halfway through the book, another young woman is found murdered in a burning car. At once, Miss Marple knows the identity of the murderer but has to verify the cause and alibi with the guests at the hotel as well as some residents in her village before the third murder occurs. Miss Marple is indeed a shrewd judge of human nature whereas she notes that the police believe everything they hear at face value.

The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year

The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year. The novel features her fictional amateur detective, Miss Marple.

The Body in the Library was the first novel to adapted by the BBC for the television series Miss Marple with Joan Hickson making the first of her acclaimed appearances in the role of Jane Marple. It was transmitted in three parts from 26-28 December 1984. The three episodes were directed by Silvio Narizzano, and the screenplay was written by .

Agatha Christie Marple Series Episodes. Title: The Body in the Library (12 Dec 2004). Miss Marple is convinced that the solution to Ruby's murder may be found at the hotel and she and Dolly book into a suite to investigate

Agatha Christie Marple Series Episodes. a list of 23 titles created 19 Aug 2014. a list of 24 titles created 09 Sep 2012. Show HTML View more styles. Miss Marple is convinced that the solution to Ruby's murder may be found at the hotel and she and Dolly book into a suite to investigate. There is no shortage of suspects, not only family members but the handsome Raymond Starr, another of the hotel's. Written by don @ minifie-1.

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Reviews about The Body in the Library (A Miss Marple Murder Mystery) (7):
Anarahuginn
Agatha Christie's "The Body in the Library" is the second book in her Miss Marple Mysteries. The mystery and writing are interesting and the book fixes many of the issues I had with the first book. Specifically, there's more Miss Marple here and the book actually reads like a mystery. In the first book, she was almost non-existent and the text read like a description of life in a small town. In this book, she's moved up to the ranks of the main characters (though she's still overshadowed by the other characters and the police) and the small town life has moved to the back burner. The biggest issue I have with the book is, unfortunately, with Miss Marple: she just pulls the answers out of her... bonnet and claims she can do so because she's seen the same human behavior patterns in the people of her village. Maybe that's true. But, it's a bit of a letdown for us in that we can't follow along with her processes until she just makes an announcement of guilt. If Amazon allowed fractional ratings, I'd go for 3-3/4. But, for integers, I'm rating the book at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

The novels featuring Miss Marple are:

1. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)
2. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries)
3. The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
4. A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
5. They Do It With Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
6. A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
7. 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries)
8. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple Mysteries)
9. A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
10. At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Mysteries)
11. Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
12. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple Mysteries)
Rarranere
During Agatha Christie's Edwardian childhood, there were no "play schools" and play dates." Poor children played in the streets with other kids and some wealthier ones had a large family of siblings. But Christie's brother and sister were much older and she spent most of her childhood with her nanny or with her grandmothers. She was fascinated by the conversations between her grandmothers and their elderly friends - women who had never had jobs, never voted, and whose opinions had never been vlaued on any issue. And yet, they were shrewd observers of human nature and frequently better judges of people than their male contemporaries.

Miss Jane Marple is just such a fluttery old lady and she is often over-looked or dismissed. But not by retired Commissioner of Scotland Yard Henry Clithering, who admires her powers of deduction and her ability to see through subterfuge. And not by her female friends who know that NOTHING gets past Jane Marple!

This is a fine mystery. There are two murders (both of young women) and a good variety of suspects. One of the victims is a dance hostess - pretty and possibly conniving. The other is a teen-aged Girl Guide (Girl Scout, we would say) who has nothing particularly out-standing about her. Since the dance hostess has attracted the attention of a wealthy older man, several people have a motive for getting rid of her. Was the younger girl's death simply a coincidence or is there a deranged killer loose in the English countryside?

One interesting thing is that this book was published in 1942, when England had been involved in WWII for several years. Christie's husband was away at war and she was working in a London hospital. But WWII is completely ignored in this story. When there is mention of "the war" (and the effects it had on one suspect) they are talking about WWI. So was this book written in the 1930's and not published until later? Or did Christie think that her readers would like to escape from the horrors of war and remember a happier time?

I like all of the Miss Marple books, but this is one of my favorites. Some of the characters are stereotypes - the bluff manor-house owner, his gardening-mad wife, the eager-beaver police inspector - but there's always some truth in all stereotypes or they wouldn't exist. The examination of the Jefferson family and the tragedy of trying to live in the past is touching and thought-provoking. Old Dame Agatha may not have been a great writer, but she was as shrewd as Miss Marple herself and her depth of knowledge about human nature makes all of her books worth reading.
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This was one that I remembered almost all of the details of from the last time I got on a Christie kick. And it was still fun to read. Managed to feel surprising even though I remembered so many details, including the murderer, the motive, how it was proved, etc. Could watch how she built it up, knowing what throwaway lines early in the book were actually significant, and really enjoy the whole thing. Great little Marple. Not the best whodunit, as the answer ends up being more obvious than some other of Christie's greatest, and some of the clues that are necessary to figure it out aren't given until the reveal, but all around enjoyable.
iSlate
I have read lots of mystery novels, but Agatha Christie always takes top prize. This is as delightful as so many others. The characters are enjoyable and solving the mystery is quite clever. I read through the book a second time, partially just to see if the clues were well planted and they are.
I will also say that her prose is always clean and perfectly chosen. Obviously many writers are masters/mistresses of the metaphor and delightful turn of phrase, something which Agatha Christie does not do. But that in no way takes away from how delightfully she lays out the story, characters, clues and solutions. I never feel that dialogue sounds forced or artificial and I never wince at any phrase or sentence.
And, I have no problem with a 10 year old reading her books, because they are clean and (excepting the fact of murder) wholesome.
As far as this book goes, it is as good as any other mystery I have read by Agatha Christie. You will enjoy every page, I am sure.

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