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4:50 from Paddington
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In 4:50 From Paddington, a woman in one train witnesses a murder occurring in another passing one and only Miss Marple believes her story."
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Ruthiella
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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The inaugural read for the #GoldenAgeCrimeClub inspired me to reread more Christie. I really enjoyed this whodunnit. Miss Marple has to enlist the help of the remarkable Lucy Eyelesbarrow in her investigation. It all starts when Mrs. McGillicuddy witnesses a murder on a passing train.

I‘m using this for #pop23 (text only on cover) AND I thought I‘d tag along with @CBee ‘s #TBRTarot and use this for the January promt “Starts with a number”.

CBee Nice! I‘ll add you to my tag list 😊😊 2mo
Ruthiella @CBee Thanks! Looking for yellow covers right now! 😂 2mo
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CBee @Ruthiella awesome 😊😊😊 2mo
Cortg Fantastic! 2mo
Ruthiella @Cortg Thanks! 2mo
KarenUK I love Christie…. Glad you enjoyed it! 😍 2mo
jlhammar I‘m so excited to make my way through the Marple books this year. Looking forward to this one. The Body in the Library is up next for me. 2mo
Ruthiella @KarenUK I‘m a huge Christie fan myself. She‘s my go-to comfort read. 😊 2mo
Ruthiella @jlhammar Nice that you are reading them in order! I love Poirot but Miss Marple is my heart‘s favorite. (edited) 2mo
tokorowilliamwallace What do you think of Josephine Tey as far as classic crime/mystery goes? 2mo
Ruthiella @tokorowilliamwallace I have read all of Tey but one title. I like her, but she doesn‘t have a signature style, like Christie. My favorite is still 2mo
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Elemar71
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This is probably the billionth re-read of this book for me. Read this for the Comfort Book Club, and it was just as charming as ever. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#agathachristie

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Kristin_Reads
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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📖 1-27-23 || My second Christie and just my first Miss Marple. I was a little disappointed that we didn‘t see more of Miss Marple herself in this one. But it was still fun to guess and to see how it would all come together in the end.**This was the January pick for the Comfort Book Club of my favorite bookish YouTuber, Miranda Mills: https://youtu.be/

thegreensofa Great review! 😃. 2mo
Kristin_Reads @thegreensofa Thank you 😊 2mo
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Book 28/150.

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AmyK1
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This was my first Miss Marple, and while I like Poirot more, this was still good. And as usual I was no where close to guessing who did it.

Jari-chan I'm glad I'm not the only one who never gets the culprit in Christie's books 😁 12mo
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Scochrane26
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Finished this during last weekend. I love Miss Marple. An interesting premise, a lot of focus on red herrings. The only concern is the amount of statements about how old Miss Marple is, including from her. I hope Christie doesn‘t kill her off at the end of her series.

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Lizpixie
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Bk22 of #WinterGames2020 #CrushTheRush #ChristmasSpirit #TisTheSeasonForReading #Cosyathon #FestiveFlicksBingo #AVeryMerryBingo #ReadYourWay #Winterathon #TRFReads #BookmasBingo #BookishBingo #ShutdownReadathon #readathon is done! Another of the Dame Agatha Special Editions, it also takes place around Xmas so that‘s more points.Plus it‘s two more bingos on my boards! Next one will prob be the last book of the year🎉 1,886pts for Team #MerryReaders

DieAReader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CarolynM Happy New Year, Liz💕 Hope you're celebrating in style 🎉 2y
BarbaraBB Happy new year Liz, cheers to a better one 🍾 2y
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Lizpixie And it‘s another #AuthorAMonth book too! 2y
Lizpixie @CarolynM Happy New Year to you too! Of course it‘s in style, I‘m sitting in my pjs, watching Miss Marple & reading The Hollow Places by T.Kingfisher. Paartaay!!🎉 2y
Lizpixie @BarbaraBB Happy New Year to you too! I am crossing everything I can in hopes of 2021 being at least an ok year🤞🎉 2y
CarolynM Sounds fab 🎊 Enjoy! 2y
TheSpineView Great job! 🤩📚 2y
Jadams1776 🎄🎉 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Amazing! Happy reading & Happy New Year! 2y
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umbrellagirl
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Miss Marple #8. I think I‘ve read this one before but we didn‘t have goodreads back in the dark ages when I was at uni (studying the actual dark ages). #myyearwithagatha

inthegreensandblues What are your fave Marple recs for a newbie? I've only ever read Poirot stories. 3y
umbrellagirl @inthegreensandblues I liked A Murder is Announced and 3y
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EadieB
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Elspeth McGillicuddy is not given to hallucinations. Or is she? After she boards the Paddington Station train & becomes a witness to an apparent murder, no one believes her but her friend, Miss Jane Marple.
Christy holds all the cards close to her chest until the final reveal. Her characters were fascinating and the plot was nicely paced. I look forward to reading more of her novels and recommend this book to those who love mysteries.

CarolynM One of my favourite Christie novels🙂 4y
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LeahBergen
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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And I went to Agatha Christie‘s house, too!

I liked looking at the bookshelves in her bedroom; she had several by PG Wodehouse and Miss Mapp by EF Benson. We could be friends. 😆

mabell I agree! Plus a love of archeology 😊 4y
batsy Fabulous! You're having a very cool vacation 😍 4y
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ValerieAndBooks Nice 😍!! 4y
Tanisha_A So j of your vacation right now. 😭 4y
Simona 😍😍😍 4y
Sarah83 Such a gorgeous trip. 🤩 4y
Aimeesue Wow! 4y
Centique That‘s awesome. I love to imagine she‘d have been a Litten if she had a chance! 😍 4y
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Tove_Reads
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I just borrowed this one from my library‘s Overdrive as an audiobook. It‘s 1 hour 29 minutes short. Is that possible?

bromeliad Yes! Christie's books are all more novellas than novels. 4y
Tove_Reads @bromeliad I‘ve read it as a child, but don‘t remember anything. The last one I listened to was 6 hours long. This one just sounds so short... 4y
bromeliad @Tove_Reads wait, really? Wow! I read Murder on the Orient Express recently and got through the whole thing in one afternoon sitting. 4y
KarenUK It sounds like an abridged version to me.... 🤷‍♀️ 4y
Tove_Reads @KarenUK Yeah, it does. Why do they make those versions? 4y
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Julsmarshall
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Wonderful as always! Agatha Christie always delivers a clever, enjoyable story that makes me feel like everything can be right in the world. Even where there is murder 😄 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #mystery

raeintheworld Miss Marple is my favorite! 4y
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Julsmarshall
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Chores done, too hot to be outside so starting a new mystery, napping dog at my side.

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Christinak
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Eggs Love the art❣️ 4y
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"She could hardly admire old Mr Crackenthorpe's taste in art. He seemed to have an unerring instinct for selecting the worst specimen of any period."

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Lizpixie
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I just couldn‘t resist another reread of one of the finest Miss Marple books from Dame Agatha. Plus, I received this gorgeous edition for Xmas. I‘m so glad they‘re bringing out books in matching editions, Murder On The Orient Express must have sold really well. Mrs McGillicuddy is traveling on a train at Xmas when she witnesses a murder in a passing train. When no one believes her, she turns to her friend, Jane Marple, for help. #christiecrimeclub

Cinfhen Pretty edition 4y
Lizpixie @Cinfhen I love it, it matches Orient Express & they‘ve also released The ABC Murders & Mystery On The Blue Train in, I believe they‘re called casebound, editions. How is your holidays Cindy? Happy (belated) Hanukkah! 4y
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Liz 😘😘All is good, quiet for now but overseas guest land later tonight. Hope you had a wonderful holiday 💚❤️💚 4y
JazzFeathers What an awesome edition! Jealous. 4y
Gillyreads I love these covers ! 4y
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Lizpixie
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Merry Xmas Litsy! Mine was fantastic, not only did I see the extended family on Xmas Eve, I also got to have a Xmas day party with all 3 of my grandbabies!! That‘s the true wonder of Xmas right there. I also got a special edition of the tagged book, signed special edition of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, L‘il Gotham graphic novel, a Room Of Requirement sign for my library door, a leather corgi purse😍& a Mary Poppins Pandora bead! #xmas2018

JennyM You have been quite rightly spoilt by your beautiful fam-bam 😘 4y
Dragon Sounds like a fabulous Christmas! Happy holidays! 💚🐉🎉 4y
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Tamra Merry Xmas! 4y
LeahBergen Lovely! 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Kalalalatja What great gifts! Merry Christmas Liz! 🎄🎁❤️ 4y
Cinfhen Love all the holiday loot 4y
Cinfhen And hurray for the grands💕💕💕 4y
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Rohiniranu
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Its been many years I hadn't read any Christie books. I remember those days when I was totally smitten by Christie and her unpredictable plots. So its natural that I'm quite excited to start this new book. Time for some cozy thrills.

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erista
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I haven‘t been posting much on Litsy, but I have been doing some reading here and there. I‘ll have to catch up on posting what I‘ve read. I finished this on my kindle today and really enjoyed it. I love that I randomly picked this one which happens to be set during Christmas time. It‘s not a big part of the story, but it is mentioned.

mcipher I love when that happens! Makes it feel so festive even if the book totally isn‘t! 4y
Dragon Time for a reread 😀📚 4y
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Jillsmith
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I read this ages ago as a teen and I honestly couldn‘t remember who the murderer was! I really liked this one, Miss Marple was great and Lucy was fabulous!!

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emtobiasz
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I know I really liked my last one, but I think this might be my favorite Agatha Christie entirely. It‘s got everything: trains, doddering old ladies, English country estates, elaborate wills and inheritances, precocious schoolboys, poison, servants, Scotland Yard mucking things up, and of course murder. Whodunit is a little beside the point, but it‘s so much fun I almost don‘t care. Only two Marples left in my reread!

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RaimeyGallant
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This is my first Miss Marple, and I just love her as a character. Christie's sense of humor really shines through. As to the narrative, when comparing it to, say, And Then There Were None, which was published 18 years prior, this book is markedly more enlightened. The prose is also much stronger. As to the mystery, the clues-to-story ratio is not great. Plenty of red-herring foreshadowing; not so much in the way of foreshadowing the final reveal.

MayJasper Ooh I'm trying to remember the name of the female witness. Is it Macgillycuddy? 4y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Good review! 🙌🏼 4y
RaimeyGallant @MayJasper Good memory! 4y
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RaimeyGallant
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Love this math: "And why did I eat too much? Because there was too much food on the table... You, young woman, five potatoes you sent in for lunch. Good-sized ones, too. Two potatoes are enough for anybody, so don't send in more than four in future. The extra one was wasted today."

SexyCajun Precious baby 😸 4y
UCLAoso Ha ha! That‘s awesome 👏🏽 p.s. your little one is a looker😽 4y
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BookedBySunrise
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Book Haul, found 13 Agatha Christie books all for $5 at a junk store

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Sarah83
4.50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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#10booksthatchangedme

@jpmcwisemorgan tagged me for this challenge. 😊

This is my first section 😍💖

jpmcwisemorgan I didn‘t think of Agatha Christie. Duh! 5y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan I try to read a book a month written by her. 😊😍 5y
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Mtyson1
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Relaxing with the original queen of mystery!

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Liatrek
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This was my first ever audio book. My mom likes audio so I thought I‘d give it a try and I see a lot of Littens go the audio route. I enjoyed the story but I really had a hard time keeping track of characters because the narrator was an older British woman I keep picturing everyone that way. I don‘t know if I‘ll be doing more audio in the future. I will likely buy this book and read it again. Does anyone else struggle with the audio format?

CampbellTaraL I do! The chronic noise of someone talking in my ear drives me batty. But, I've found nonfiction and literary books are doable when I want to do yard work, exercise, or crochet. I'm not sure what exactly it is about those types of books that works for me. 5y
Graywacke I listen to a lot of audio, but I also need to be very selective. Some things work really well, and some not all. Narrators, style and complexity all affect whether it works for me or not. 5y
Graywacke @taraWritesSci nonfiction works best for me too. Closer to, say, NPR, the better. (edited) 5y
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CampbellTaraL @Graywacke Oh yeah! NPR podcasts are about the only ones I can tolerate. The Pulse, for example, audio scripted like that is great. 5y
ElenaBaer I am not a fan of audio books. I have my own thoughts as to the way a character speaks. Not just accent but tone. For me it‘s like watching the movie version of a book! 5y
Liatrek @ElenaBaer Yes, me too! I think that‘s why I struggled with it. 5y
Liatrek @taraWritesSci @Graywacke Maybe I will try a non fiction book next time. 5y
DivineDiana I like that I can listen to audiobooks and do other things at the same time, but I agree it‘s all about the choice of book. Too many characters can be a problem. Something light or a thriller works best! 5y
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pralrao7

Reading book of my Fav Author's Agatha Christie😍

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Lizpixie
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Decided on audiopuzzling instead of colouring. Colouring meant having to get up, find my pencils etc and the book, puzzling was just picking up my iPad. Less pain for the win!👍 I really love the Dame Agatha audiobooks, they‘re done so well. You can really see the story as they narrate it. Doing puzzles on the iPad is so much easier than real pieces, no worries about losing a piece off the table & lots of choices. #audiopuzzlingforthewin

Johanna414 I‘ve been obsessed with #audiopuzzling lately! 5y
Jeg I don‘t know what it is but it certainly sounds interesting. 5y
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MallenNC
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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First audiobook of the year is complete. I enjoyed this Agatha Christie a lot. I tend to like Miss Marple stories more than Poirot ones. I did not guess the solution! The narrator on this was great! This counts for PopSugar Reading Challenge: Book with a time of day in the title.

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Christinak
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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#LadiesDancing
Zut, I do not take her back, that one!
...Ah! Me I do not care. No doubt she passes the Xmas holiday with some man she has picked up. It is not my affair. I can find other girls—girls who will leap at the chance of #dancing in the Ballet Maritski and who can dance as welL or better than Anna.
...Why do you want to find her? Has she come into money?
On the contrary... We think she may have been murdered.
#12daysofchristmas

LibrarianRyan Sounds interesting. 👍🏻🤓🎅🏼🎄 5y
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Merethebookgal
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This was my 2nd Miss Marple book, and I think I may have liked it more than the first! Very interesting characters, what you thought you knew was constantly changing, and while Miss Marple was more in the periphery of the story, she still played an integral part throughout. I also really like Emilia Fox's narration and would recommend on audio.

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Merethebookgal
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Starting this on audio!

sparklemotion This book has some hilarious quotes 😂 5y
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Lizpixie
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#NovemberByTheNumbers #day4 Yet again it's Dame Agatha to the rescue!I think you'll be seeing her a lot.Hey,there's an idea for a monthly photo challenge, prompts made up from Christie books!🙌 This one is Miss Marple at her finest,Mrs McGillicuddy is in the 4.50 from Paddington when she sees a woman being murdered in an adjacent train.Nobody believes her,especially when there's no body,but Mrs McGillicuddy has a friend called Miss Jane Marple.

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DGRachel
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Characters spend a lot of time #puzzle(d) in Agatha Christie novels. 😂

#quotsynov17

merelybookish Very nice! 5y
Daisey So true! 5y
Debiw781 😂😂😂 5y
CouronneDhiver Yep! 👍🏽 5y
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BarbaraJean
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I finished another thoroughly enjoyable Miss Marple mystery on my evening commute. I was watching the clock so I could leave work, get in my car, finish the last 25 minutes, and find out whodunnit! And it did not disappoint.

Also: this is totally not the cover on the #audiobook I listened to, but I love it. It's so much better than the lavender-background pocket watch cover image I've been looking at for a week!

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BarbaraJean
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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My current audiobook fits quite nicely for #anditsaugust Day 21: #seniorcitizens. Although, being English, I suppose Miss Marple would be called an Old Age Pensioner rather than a senior citizen. 😏

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BarbaraJean
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I started another Agatha Christie this week... I went from having read none of her books, to now starting my third in a month. I'm really enjoying having Dame Agatha as my #audiobook commute companion!

HKGirl They are addictive!! I actually have to tell myself to take a break from them. 😄 6y
BarbaraJean @HKGirl They really are! I can see them becoming my standard audiobook pick for some time! 6y
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tjwill
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On sale today!

tjwill @Sisenegger To add to the collection! 6y
Sisenegger Yes!!! Thanks! 6y
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Runner5ive
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Love Miss Marple books as a palate cleanser when I've been reading too much fantasy. How did Christie write SO many tight page-turners?

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Sarah83
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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@elkeo I found these other ones on my bookshelf. 😉 First of two posts. 😍

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scaifea
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A friend of Miss Marple witnesses a murder on a train next to hers. The intrigue, red herrings and sleuthing swiftly follow.
Another good romp from Dame Agatha.

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Verity
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The many faces of Inspector Slack: incredulity. Upon discovering your nemesis knows the nice Inspector from Scotland Yard.

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balletbookworm
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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An excellent Christie mystery and I didn't see that one coming. Miss Marple isn't my favorite Christie sleuth (that would be Poirot) but she does such a good job of directing everything here. I adore Mrs. McGillicuddy and the two schoolboys who pop up at Rutherford Hall during the course of the story.

Emilia Fox is an excellent narrator of Christie mysteries.

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Amie
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Hot chocolate and Agatha Christie 🍵🕵

Joybishoptx Look at all those marshmallows! That's my kind of hot chocolate! 6y
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