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Publisher Description

The Murder at the Vicarage is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marple—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide.

Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.

Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone--even in the vicar--wishes he were dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2009
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Mary Ward Taylor ,

Murder and Miss Marple

Perhaps not as intriguing and clever as some Agatha Christie mysteries, it was entertaining nevertheless. Of course l am a devoted fan of the author!

JPMJPM1 ,

Christy Performs

A very skilllful and complex story with many characters which all contribute to the mystery.

Marple Lover ,

A Marple Murder Masterpiece

One of Agatha Christie‘s masterpieces. Here we truly get to spend quality time with Miss Marple in her first novel, and while we may be able to enjoy Miss Marple in film and television, here in Agatha Christie‘s own unaltered words, we get to form our own enchantment with her.

Agatha Christie’s genius in creating Marple allows us all to fancy ourselves as the amateur sleuth, unlike some of her other more beloved “professional” sleuths.

This masterpiece is timeless, a beautiful study in the culture and vocabulary of rural English villages of their time, and a comfy, elegant piece where no word is out of place.

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