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Sleeping Murder
Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case | Agatha Christie
Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a “perfect” crime committed many years before.
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Book - tagged. Movie - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (also a book by Raymond Chandler). Song - No Sleep Til Brooklyn - The Beastie Boys. #manicmonday

SW-T Love that song 💕 1mo
rretzler @SW-T 😁 1mo
JoScho 💜😴💜 1mo
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“It really is very dangerous to believe people. I never have for years.” Sage—if pessimistic—advice from Miss Marple in this, her last case. Miss Marple isn‘t as central to the action here, but she certainly helps guide our protagonists in the right direction. I enjoyed her advice and little nudges along the way, as well as the much more positive portrayal of women in this one. And I had suspicions of the murderer early on, but then I got misled!

BarbaraJean Oh! I forgot to tag this with #SeriesRead for @TheSpineView ‘s Challenge! Only one more Miss Marple to read—I have to circle back to this one still: 2mo
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A thrift shop treasure this time!

MaGoose I read this eons ago. Need to reread I guess. 3mo
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As always Agatha Christie does not disappoint. The twist and turns and of course the unexpected ending, are the classic trademarks of an Agatha Christie novel. This is now one of my favorite novels written by her. I was so excited when I finished it. I‘m so excited for my next read. #SleepingMurder #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #Mystery #Fiction #Crime #Classics 💘💘💘💘💘

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This was the 2nd book by Agatha Christie I read, only after And Then There Were None and I have to say that I was a "little" disappointed. Like the name suggests, it was about a sleeping murder, i.e., a murder that happened 18 years ago. But was that really a murder? Or was there nothing to investigate at all? Aah, you can read it out but I guess the other Christie novels would be better.?

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"It's very dangerous to believe people, I haven't for years." -Agatha Christie, Sleeping Murder

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This was a good one. A wife buys and moves into a house on the coast, only to realize she lived there as a child— and witnessed a murder there that no one else remembered. Is it worth raking up the past to find the truth?

I‘ve finished my Miss Marple reread... now what am I going to do with my life???

Andrew65 Start again 😂 6mo
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Librarybelle
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#SleepingMyDayAway sounds really good right now - I‘m stressed to the max and have had only pockets of time for reading! - but the sleeping Christie alludes to in the title is not the type of sleeping I have in mind. #SeptemberDanes

Cinfhen Sorry you are feeling stressed 😩 I know that feeling😪hope the weekend is relaxing 8mo
Kalalalatja Oh no! Take care of yourself 💕 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you have better days over the weekend 💕 8mo
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Another solid Miss Marple. This time she helps a woman who's seeing visions of murder in her recently purchased home. Should she delve into the past of her house or should she let sleeping murder lie? Even though this was published last and is called Miss Marple's Last Case, I feel like it was earlier in the timeline. I would consider Nemesis to be the real Last Case. I have now read all of the Marple novels.. I am going to miss her.

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This is one crazy ass cover.

Tamra Agreed 9mo
merelybookish Yep! 😲 9mo
mrsh62010 😍 9mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer I would buy this book just for the cover alone...I'm not sure what that says about me! 😂 9mo
Avanders 👆🏽👆🏽 me too!! ETA: I bought a copy on thriftbooks w my free credit 👏🏽👏🏽 (edited) 9mo
meghan2714 😍 9mo
Tonton Yikes! Psychedelico! 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @KrystleTheBookSlayer @Avanders That's why I bought it; for the cover! I already have another copy if this one but the cover grabbed me. Plus, it was only 50 cents. 9mo
Avanders Sold! (I only paid $.99 for shipping so I'm pretty happy too 😁) 9mo
rabbitprincess The Fontana covers are pretty trippy! The one for A Holiday for Murder is even more bananas. 9mo
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Dragon Love 💕 Agatha Christie‘s books! 13mo
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1. Fabletics has paper tags that rival rite aid receipts but they make the best bookmarks
2. A Pocketful of Sunshine (Bing Crosby biography)
3. Leftovers
4. I like seeing everyone's #readharder choices
5. Agatha Christie's Sleeping Murder

#humpdaypost @MinDea

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Brie
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Another murder case that happened years earlier, this case requires some suspension of belief but the concept of recovered memories is interesting. A woman moves into a new house and realizes she‘s lived there before, with her father and stepmother who mysteriously disappeared.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Sounds awesome 2y
Nute That sounds really good. Maybe that will be my next Agatha Christie book. 2y
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amie
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I've now read all the Miss Marple books!

DivineDiana 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
quirkyreader Yea!!! 2y
robinb Congrats! 🍾 2y
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Jaimelire
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Another glorious Agatha Christie book 😍 She truly is the queen of mystery.

Rachbb3 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
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Jaimelire
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Best kind of morning! Have a great weekend everyone. 😀

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Finished this one up on vacation. Miss Marple's last case. A young couple engages Miss Marple's help in solving an old murder case.

laurenanalepa One of my favorites! 2y
Jaimelire Just reading it right now. I like it 2y
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Sarah83
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German covers for @elkeo 😍

Bambolina_81 😍😍😍 2y
bobregina Beautiful! 2y
rubyslippersreads How pretty books about murder can be! 😂 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon I agree with @rubyslippersreads - how pretty murder covers are! 😻 2y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads @elkeo @bobregina @Bambolina_81 yes are so right. I really love them. 😍 2y
Sarah83 @elkeo Some more you wish for? 😉 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon The top two standing up are my favorites in this group 😁 2y
Sarah83 @elkeo I will search them for you as well 😉 2y
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Jaimelire
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Enjoying this one more then "Mysterious Affair At Styles". I hadn't read Miss Marple in a while...love her!

Rachbb3 I'm currently reading this one too. 😊 2y
Jaimelire Good isn't it? 2y
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Rachbb3
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I always miss by one. 😂 Finally made it to the big 20. 😊😄😁

Amanda23 Yay!! 2y
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DivineDiana I missed it too! 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 2y
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@Booksandcooks #6666giveaway

I love all books but I love holding the actual book better. Smells, feels, and looking upon them on the shelves. ❤❤❤

melissajayne So true. 2y
Megabooks I love looking at my bookshelves! I'm glad I'm not alone! 2y
austenitesunite I agree! I get a sense of pride and love when I look at my books. Like they're children 😂 2y
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Tamra I think of them as friends. Right now I keep them in boxes though, not very nice. 😆 2y
austenitesunite Yes thank you friends is a better word. Yeah it's also not nice to spill food on them like me haha. 😬 2y
Rachbb3 @austenitesunite Friends, children. It's all good. 😉 2y
Melissa_J I can sit and stare at my bookshelves for hours. I find it calming...and then panic inducing when I realize just how large my TBR pile is 😂 2y
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Read the last Miss Marple book on a little road trip today. 1st book for the #asseenontv readathon.

Going to miss the dear old lady. No more to read for the first time.

BibliophileMomma I own this book, I need to read it. :) 2y
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I absolutely adore everything about the Miss Marple adaptations. Joan Hickson is The Best! From the opening credits (and especially the music), I know I'm in for a treat every single time. Lately I've had these on in the background while I'm reading, and it's been such a comforting soundtrack to listen to.

Do you have anything like this, that you like to have on in the background while you're reading? Golden Girls are another fave of mine.

[DELETED] 69569662 Golden Girls is timelessly hilarious! I got made fun of for watching it...cut to now B&N has a GG adult Coloring book for sale! •timelessOverTrendy 2y
LauraBrook @TotalPisces Same here! I used to always get (lovingly) teased and now look who's laughing! A GG coloring book at B&N, you say? ???#timelessovertrendy indeed. "So I'll say it thrice..." ?? 2y
rabbitprincess Yes! Joan Hickson is the perfect Marple. I haven't liked the more recent adaptations because they deviate unnecessarily from the source material. 2y
LauraBrook @rabbitprincess Yes, yes, yes, I agree 100%! They're fine, and I enjoy seeing some of my current favorite Brit actors pop up in them, but Ms Joan IS Miss Marple! Kind of like how David Suchet just IS Poirot - I like the others just fine, but no one can surpass him. 2y
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Finished my first book for #24in48 and it's another Agatha Christie. I was so sure I had the ending pegged in this one and I still got it wrong. Christie continues to surprise.

Librariana 20 hours!!! Woohoo!! 🙌 Way to go!! 😄❤📚 2y
Megabooks Wow! Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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erista
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Guess I put my book down too long...

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erista
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Early morning reading in bed on a rainy day is bliss!

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BookBelle84
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And on to the next mystery.....

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erista
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Starting this while I wait for Sherlock tonight.

Jaimelire Haven't read that one yet. 2y
Dragon Sherlock 💕 2y
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Lizpixie
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Tonight's #booksandmidnightsnacks is ChamomileHoney&Vanilla tea, Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie, Miss Marples last case, and BelgianChoc, GoldenSyrupWithCornNuts, ChocCustard&ChocBrownies, Choc&CreamSensation & FrenchVanilla ice cream with Ice Magic topping & choc wafers. Bon Appetit! #christiescrimeclub

erzascarletbookgasm On a Agatha Christie binge? 3y
Reviewsbylola Holy hell! 😍😍 3y
Dragon Yummy 😋 3y
Zelma Wow, now that is a work of art! 🍦🍦🍦 3y
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#octphotochallenge #day26 #sleuth My favourite sleuth of all time is Miss Marple of course! Besides Poirot & Sherlock Holmes she is the most recognized book sleuth from that time period & she's a woman in an era where we were dismissed or placated. I love how Christie wrote her as this nosy old woman that people condescended to before the finale where she tears them to shreds. Discount little old ladies at your peril! #giveascarybook

ultrabookgeek Miss Marple was as sweet as sugar and then would READ you when needed. She is indeed excellent. 3y
Onioons Great photo! 3y
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Starting my day off with some murder!

raeintheworld Agatha Christie murder is the best kind. 3y
Varshitha Agatha Christie 💕 3y
Lizpixie Love Mrs Christies work🔫🔪⚖ 3y
LiteraryinLititz She's my favorite author! 3y
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Strike that whole librarian thing, I want to be Miss Marple when I grow up.

Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian I wish being a detective would be that easy😞 3y
LibraryLydia @The Mystic Archives Of Dantalian I wish being a clever old British lady was that easy 3y
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Returning to my first love, Agatha Christie.

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