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The Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been dispatched in the clergyman's study, no less. But the picturesque English village of St Mary Mead is overpopulated with suspects. There is of course the faithless Mrs Protheroe; and there is of course her young lover -- an artist, to boot. Perhaps more surprising than the revelation of the murderer is the detective who will crack the case: 'a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner.' Miss Jane Marple has arrived on the scene, and crime literature's private men's club of great detectives will never be the same.
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gossamerchild
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I refuse to take another picture of the cover of this, as it's truly hideous. I've never liked a book so much that I hated to look at and touch. Weird reading experience 🤣

That being said, I loved this! And I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first Miss Marple. I was taken aback by her not being the narrator, though. I will be reading the next in this series.

#teamslaughter #scarathlon2022

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gossamerchild
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And lastly, my #autumnalbucketlist. This is a little short, but the month is gonna be busy!

#teamslaughter #Scarathlon2022

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Clwojick 🖤🦇 6d
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gossamerchild
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Here is my #watchlist for #Scarathlon2022. Probably a bit ambitious, but luckily I'm married to someone whose favorite hobby is watching movies, whose favorite movie genre is horror, and whose birthday happens to be October 31 😀 'tis a good month for both of us.

Just under the wire for #earlybirdpoints.

#teamslaughter
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Clwojick Yayyyy! Say hello to my fellow Scorpion! I‘m a November 1st baby! 6d
gossamerchild @Clwojick sweet! Happy early birthday! 6d
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gossamerchild
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Doesn't matter how I do this, I can't get all the titles in one shot 🤣🤣. Oh well.

I decided I wanted to try #bookspin for #scarathlon2022. So here are the first 15 titles 😁. Guess I'll post the rest in another one.

@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick #teamslaughter

Clwojick Great list! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 1w
gossamerchild @clwojick @thearomaofbooks thank you! This is such a fantastic idea. It's nice to have a plan, even when I don't follow it 😆 1w
Clwojick Agreed! I almost never fully follow a plan! Lol 7d
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Finally read the very first #Marple and it was a delight! At first I thought ‘more Marple, please!‘ but Christie knows her business and it was the perfect build-up in getting to know Jane Marple and how people underestimate her. The vicar as narrator and the intro to the village were perfect. The mystery well done. The surprise was the wit and humor in the dialogue. Such a good read!
#agathachristie #missmarple #whodunnit

Ruthiella I love Miss Marple! 😍 1mo
MrsK Marple has always been a favorite of mine. I‘ve reread this one several times ❤️ 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk9 of June & #BigJuneReadathon & Bk1 of #20in4 #readathon is done! Richard.E.Grant does a wonderful job of bringing this classic cozy to life, I‘m glad I came across it on Scribd. I do love my Poirot but Miss Marple runs a close 2nd with her quiet wisdom & unexpected belief in the worst of human nature. I‘d love a Grandma like her! Highly recommend. #BookspinBingo #AudiobookChallenge2022 #ChristieCrimeClub

TheAromaofBooks When Miss Marple is in full Marple-ism mode, she's my favorite 😂 3mo
Andrew65 A brilliant start. 👏👏👏 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! 3mo
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Already kicked off my #20in4 #readathon I‘m about halfway through the audiobook of the 1st full Marple novel on Scribd, read by Richard.E.Grant. Set in her village of St Mary Mead, it‘s a wonderful #whodidntdoit Colonel Protheroe is on of the most despised people in the village, so when he‘s shot it‘s a case of who didn‘t have a motive? Happy reading!

Andrew65 Got to love a good Agatha Christie. (edited) 3mo
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StaceGhost
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Miss Marple is such a lovely detective! How could I ever pick a favorite? I can‘t even choose a favorite author! I love them all equally: Dorothy & Agatha & Georges & Arthur & Raymond & Walter…🔍 this was a great start for the #sharreadathon ~7 hrs audio reading logged, largely while walking on the beach

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
BiblioLitten Have you read Magpie Murders? I think all whodunnit fans will love it 😊 7mo
StaceGhost @BiblioLitten not yet! I had it confused with the raven boys but now I‘m adding it to my tbr! It sounds fascinating (edited) 7mo
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Victoria_Clyne
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I'm on a bit of a cozy crime fiction spree at the moment and thought I should try Agatha Christie. I started with the first Poirot and followed it up with the first Miss Marple. There is a reason her books are so well read.

I really enjoyed reading this. I could picture the village and the characters. I have watched a number of adaptions which possibly coloured my imaginings. However I'm definitely looking forward to the next one.

Lizpixie Welcome to the #christiecrimeclub! 8mo
Victoria_Clyne @Lizpixie Thanks. I think I'm going to love the #christiecrimeclub. 8mo
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Bookish_Gal
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This is Agatha‘s first Mis Marple Mystery story. As you can tell as she is barely in the story besides being said to be the cooth who lives next door to the murder location. No, I still didn‘t guess the murder, but it was slow going for me. Very misleading and round about. Generalizations galore. Enjoyable, as all her books are though. Interesting point of view being from the vicar himself - was his place the murder was done. #AgathaChristie

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Something wicked this way commutes??🕷🕷

megnews That would give me the heebie jeebies! 12mo
AmyG @megnews Right? I do not like spiders. 😬 12mo
Traci1 Oh I do not like that. Nope. 12mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I found this mystery delightful! Miss Marple is a dear and I love the relationship between Len and Griselda. I feel like Christie found something of her stride with writing characters in this one. I mean, sure, they're still types, but they seem more 3-dimensional than usual with her books. I also appreciate the vicar as narrator; his profession gives him an excuse to hear from so many different characters.

Ruthiella Miss Marple is my favorite Christie sleuth. I wish there were more novels featuring her! 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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"Griselda laughed, blew me a kiss, and departed through the window."

Agatha Christie's characters are always entering and exiting through the window, and it always takes an effort to stop picturing them climbing through a little vertical sash window and see French doors instead.

LeahBergen 😆 so true! 1y
QuietlyLaura 🤔😂😂 1y
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melissanorr
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I went on a Miss Marple minibinge the last couple days. I forgot how funny these stories can be! #cozymystery #cozies

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rabbitprincess
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Forgot to post my recap of my May 2021 #BookSpinBingo. Got a bingo for the first time in a few months (northeast corner to southwest corner).

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!! 1y
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rabbitprincess
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How did I miss out on reading this book, despite having seen both the Joan Hickson and the Geraldine McEwan adaptations? This was a good first novel for Marple, and the vicar made a suitable narrator.

kwmg40 I recently rewatched the Geraldine McEwan adaptations of By the Pricking of my Thumbs and A Murder is Announced. I'll have to add this one to my viewing list! 1y
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Ruthiella
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The prompt “Cottage” makes me think immediately of Miss Marple and her life in the village of St. Mary Mead.

I have a sweet tooth for the mystery genre and Christie is one of my all time favorites. I would love to take tea with Miss Marple and listen to her chat about village life, if I could enter into a fictional universe. ☕️ 💜

#LitsySpringBreak

TheKidUpstairs I love classic British village mysteries! 2y
Ruthiella @TheKidUpstairs You can‘t beat Miss Marple for that! 😀 2y
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Tera0707
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I was a bit disappointed that this isn‘t seen through Miss Marple‘s POV... but in the end, I guess I can see why it was written that way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Tera0707
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This is my first Miss Marple Mystery. #thequeenofmystery

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LDavisMunro
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This is the second Agatha Christie book I've read and I really enjoyed it. I am a new Miss Marple fan! Blanket and candle to add a little extra #hygge to my reading session.

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Skygoddess1
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Similar to Poirot‘s introduction, Miss Marple is a side character who pops in occasionally and ultimately solves the crime. I think would‘ve enjoyed this story more from Miss Marple‘s perspective. #AuthorAMonth #LittenListen #BookSpinBingo #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer +16 pts

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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galueth28
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Definetely one of my favourites! Lovely cast of characters, great mistery with a satisfying resolution and, of course, Miss Marple's introduction as one of the best literary detectives.

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triplem80
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My favorite part of these old school whodunits is always the wrap-up at the end. I didn't predict this one!
Also excited to have finished my #doublespin for December! #TeamReadNosedReindeer

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 2y
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AnneCecilie
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I hate to give a Christie crime a so-so rating, but I guess I was expecting more. The first Miss Marple mystery and she‘s hardly in at all, she‘s not a side character either. She‘s mostly referred to as an old lady in the neighborhood that knows everything. I hope there is more Miss Marple in the other Miss Marple books.

Scochrane26 She is more present in other books, but the theme of being an old lady who couldn‘t know anything is usually present. There‘s some characters though who are quick to defend her abilities. 2y
AnneCecilie @Scochrane26 That‘s good to know. I can live with the references of her being an old lady as long as she is there. 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
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This has been a fabulous weekend for reading and just hanging out. I thoroughly enjoyed this reread. Thanks to my terrible memory, I couldn't at all remember whodunit!!

This was also my #BookSpin for the month!!

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janeycanuck
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My first Miss Marple - and I‘m not a huge fan. Miss Marple was a bit of a busybody, I just don‘t see why people love her so much. I‘m hoping the character evolves quickly!

MsMelissa My husband is currently binge-watching the Miss Marple series on Amazon Prime. 2y
janeycanuck @Book_Fiend_Melissa ooh, I didn‘t know it was on there. I‘ll have to take a peak. 2y
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Quill_Cadence
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Miss Marple's first book! 😍

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Laughterhp
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Finished my first Miss Marple mystery! I enjoyed it so much! I‘m trying not to compare to Poirot but at this point, I can‘t say which one I enjoy more. This story wasn‘t told from Miss Marple‘s point of view and she wasn‘t really in the story a lot. Other than that, this was a good mystery!

#AgathaChristieClubR2
#SuperSeptember - book 6 finished
#BookSpinBingo - box 10 checked off

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Poirot and Mrs Marple are so different but both series are great, hard to decide between them. 2y
Scochrane26 I love both, but Ms Marple cracks me up. I like when Hastings gets mad at Poirot for being conceited. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really need to reread this one soon!! 2y
ferskner I love Miss Marple so much! 2y
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Linsy
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I'm finally back on track for Agatha Christie! (Although I did skip Mr. Quin; I just can't get into short stories right now.)

I remember listening to this one before, but I enjoyed reading it so much more! I think I paid much better attention. Lettice just always seems so suspicious to me, but I liked Miss Marple much more this time! Can't wait to read more of her. Does the narrator change each book?

#agathachristieclubr2 #classicschallenge2020

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6. Finally, you have to choose one: Poirot or Marple? 😈 #agathachristieclubR2

Scochrane26 Marple 2y
janeycanuck Poirot, unless Miss Marple is radically reimagined. I find Poirot stuffy and a bit of a pompous ass but Christie at least seems to like him whereas I can‘t figure out how Miss Marple has become a beloved character. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh dear, it's hard for me to choose. I like Poirot a great deal, but also do have a fondness for Miss Marple's method of connecting seemingly completely random incidences! @janeycanuck @Scochrane26 2y
ferskner @Scochrane26 @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks I was always Poirot until recently, and now I think I'm a bit more Marple. I think that as I age and remain single, I identify with her more (not that I'm elderly :) ). I appreciate the slight feminist commentary that Christie makes with her character, that she is discounted and overlooked for no good reason and is in fact smarter than everyone. I love how she uses this dismissal to her advantage 2y
AnneCecilie So far Poirot, but that has more to do with that I haven‘t read much Christie before. I think this might be my first Miss Marple and she‘s hardly in it. At least Poirot are in the books. But I‘m open for changing my mind as I read more Miss Marple @Scochrane26 @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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5. Miss Marple and her friends are viewed disdainfully by other characters in the book. Why do you think Christie drew her protagonist this way? Would you want to be Miss Marple's neighbor? #agathachristieclubR2

janeycanuck I do not know why Christie portrayed Miss Marple this way. I wouldn‘t particularly want to be her neighbour, she seems like she puts her nose in everyone‘s business. I kinda expected a Jessica Fletcher type character that just seems to end up solving mysteries versus the busybody Miss Marple is being painted as. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I thought it was interesting because there are several nosy old ladies & each one was somewhat different & each one had different information that ended up being important. I think Christie's emphasis is on the idea that humans are humans no matter what & whether they are fishmongers or Justices of the Peace, they are subject to the same feelings & emotions that everyone has. I don't mind Miss M as a busybody because she isn't malicious & her ⬇ 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) observations of human nature are what are so critical to solving the mystery. 2y
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TheAromaofBooks ALSO: I personally thought the biggest coincidence was that the Colonel happened to be sitting at the desk writing a letter exactly when they needed him to??? Like their whole deal was substituting the false letter, but what if he had just been sitting in a chair when she got there?? Would she still have shot him? How would the letter have worked?? That seemed like the weakest point in the story to me. What did you all think?? @janeycanuck 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks Miss Marple is, to me, one if the great characters of literature because we see so much of Christie's own anxieties on ageing playing out. She's old and she's single, and that makes her either invisible or an annoyance, and I LOVE how that's confronted in these books. On the other hand, I'd be terrified to live near Miss Marple! She is good-hearted, but she has all the makings for a terrible neighbor. 2y
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks that's a good point! I love Christie but I also love finding holes like that. 😉 Maybe they had a backup plan, but we never learn it because everything worked in their favor? Or maybe as his wife, she knows his habits so well that she was sure of his impatience at waiting? 2y
AnneCecilie I‘m not sure why she portrayed Miss Marple the way she did, but I know I wouldn‘t want to be her neighbor. Miss Marple notices everything. But you might be on to something @TheAromaofBooks. @janeycanuck 2y
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4. Christie reuses a familiar plot from the first Poirot book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles: a couple is first suspected of murder before being exonerated, all calculated to throw off suspicion for their crime. Having seen this before, were you tricked? #agathachristieclubR2

janeycanuck I haven‘t read enough Christie to know if she reuses plots a lot so I was tricked. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've read both Styles & this book before & still couldn't remember how it came together! 😂 @janeycanuck 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks I was tricked! I thought Christie did a great job of setting up the clues to make everything in plain sight but invisible to the reader because we're inclined to believe these two young, attractive characters. 2y
AnneCecilie I just thought about it today while answering some of your other questions that I had tread it before, but I‘m very easily tricked. @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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3. Colonel Protheroe is a completely unlikable character and is mourned by no one. How do you feel when the victim is set up in this way? Do you feel any emotion toward him? Does Christie? #agathachristieclubR2

janeycanuck It‘s a good setup because it gives you so many suspects. I felt bad for him when it became clear who killed him because seriously, there are better ways of dealing with that situation that offing someone. I don‘t think Christie cared about him one way or the other, she was just setting up the story. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I think Christie followed a trend that was common in that era where the victim is unlikable so the reader doesn't feel all that bad about him getting knocked off. It's rare that she kills someone who isn't disliked by basically everyone. @janeycanuck - I agree, it definitely gives a broad playing field for potential suspects as well!! 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks definitely, he's much more of a stand-in for general badness than a real character. It's much easier to forget the horror of murder when it's someone who isn't mourned. Sometimes that bothers me, but usually I can suspend my feelings on that. 2y
AnneCecilie I agree with @janeycanuck and @TheAromaofBooks , but I must confess that I didn‘t think too much about it while reading 2y
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2. How did you view Christie's first characterization of Miss Marple? Did she differ from how you've imagined her or seen her portrayed elsewhere? #agathachristieclubR2

janeycanuck I‘ve never seen a Miss Marple show (movie?) so I didn‘t really have anything in my head but I don‘t love that she‘s portrayed as this sort of doddering old busybody. I hope that doesn‘t continue. (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've never really watched any shows. I always think of her as being rather short, though, & I feel like somewhere it's mentioned that she's tall haha She's fluffy yet sharp. @janeycanuck 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks I think she seems more formidable and disapproving in this first appearance than what she develops into later in the books. I think she always is portrayed as a busybody but that's kind of the point: that she'd routinely seen as annoying just because she's old. She definitely is less adorable here then she becomes in the TV shows! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I do think she gets a little fluffier in later books? For instance, I know that in later books she's almost always knitting, which somehow seems like a very gentle, grandmotherly thing to do - much more so than sharp-eyed bird watching like she does in this one! @ferskner @janeycanuck 2y
AnneCecilie She was as I expected, she was an old lady who knew what was going on. We also get an explanation for that in the book. @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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Here we go, #agathachristieclubR2 friends! It's our first Miss Marple!

Please remember to tag anyone who has already commented to keep the conversation going.

1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

Laughterhp Ah! Haven‘t read the book yet! 2y
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ferskner @Laughterhp OH MY GOSH I swapped my months in my head!!!!!!! Lolololololol I was so pleased with myself for getting the questions up (relatively) early and they were the wrong questions!! 2y
janeycanuck Finished this up today - and I‘m so pleased with myself that it‘s not the last day of the month! I wouldn‘t say I enjoyed this but I didn‘t not enjoy it? Maybe I just don‘t understand the fuss about Miss Marple? 2y
TheAromaofBooks Okay, I actually finished this one!! I did enjoy it. I love the vicar & all of the side characters & thought the conclusion was overall clever. I do have a fondness for Miss Marple, too. @janeycanuck 2y
ferskner @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks I really love this one! I live the village and all the gossip and machinations. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yes, it's sort of the backside of small-town life, isn't it? On the upside... everyone knows you! On the downside... everyone knows you & nothing you do is a secret! 😂 @ferskner @janeycanuck 2y
AnneCecilie I finally read this and was a little disappointed. I guess I was just expecting more Miss Marple in a Miss Marple mystery. I have seen the television series and I love Miss Marple in that. @janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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Ruthiella She‘s my favorite Christie sleuth! ❤️ 2y
MsMelissa I got John Rebus! 2y
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charl08 I think I need a do over. I'll read Rebus all day, but no whisky for me! 2y
CogsOfEncouragement I got Philip Marlowe. 2y
lahousewyfe Jessica Fletcher! I want to be her when I grow up. Retirement goals!!!! 2y
BookwormAHN I got Sherlock Holmes 😺 2y
HannaPolkadots I got Mrs Marple too!😃 2y
LeahBergen @BookwormAHN Me, too. 👍🏻 2y
MsMelissa @rabbitprincess my husband also got Rebus, which is fitting, since Rebus is his favourite detective 🕵️‍♂️ 2y
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Day 11 #Top20Series #20Series20Days @Andrew65
The other of Christie's best known detectives is Miss Marple. Unlike Poirot who is an acknowledged detective, Miss Marple takes advantage of the fact that as an older woman, she is just seen as a gossip, busy body, and harmless. Thus, people tell her all sorts of things and she just puts it all together. Much more subtle than Poirot.

Andrew65 Love Mrs Marple. 2y
Freespirit Love these books! 2y
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Tineke
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This was my #Doublespin for July #BookspinBingo. @TheAromaofBooks
This was quite clever and so British. Loved it. I've read the first Poirot and I wasn't yet sure if I was going to like Agatha Christie. I loved Miss Marple though. I've put the next one on my wishlist and now off to find if these were ever on telly.
TBR since August 4th. 2019, 191 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Love a good Christie!!! 2y
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Camping and walking part of the Pieterpad trail. Now finally time to read a book, or to doze off. Whichever comes first. Book is very slowgoing because of tiredness. Tomorrow the last walk of 24 kilometers and after that a shower, a bed, a cup of tea and a book. The tenth photo, from left to right is a dolmen, but these are bigger. They are at least 5000 year old graves, of which this province, Drenthe, has 52. A quick look into the Netherlands.

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LibraryCin
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This is (kind of) a reread. I have already listened to the BBC dramatization, but this time I actually read it. I believe I rated the dramatization 4 stars, so this one not quite as high. It was good. This was Miss Marple‘s introduction, but through most of it, she seemed a very secondary character. The main character, the first person “I”, was the vicar, who found the murdered Prothero, so the story was from his point of view.

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Butterfinger
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Brilliant. Excellent. When I retire, I want to spy on people for my hobby too. I loved Miss Marple and can't wait for the next.

#Booked20 - more than 20 in series (I'm including the collections of short stories too)
#mandmchallenge @BarbaraTheBibliophage - classic
#ClassicsChallenge2020 @Reviewsbylola

Reviewsbylola I need to read more Christie. 2y
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It is difficult to know quite where to begin this story, but I have fixed my choice on a certain Wednesday at luncheon at the Vicarage.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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This was a fun #audiobook #mystery! I've read a couple of Christie's standalones (which I liked) and an Hercule Poirot or two (which I didn't like as much, because I was not into him as the detective). Miss Marple I am definitely a fan of though. I will be checking out the next one! I listened to most of this earlier in the week while baking my partner an epic three layer chocolate cake for his birthday and it was perfect for #AudioBaking.

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"... I always find it prudent to suspect everybody just a little."
This, Christie's book that first features Miss Marple, is my first experience with her. A bit of a mixed bag. I liked the amateur detective aspect of it, although at times it felt like the entire village was trying to solve the murder. I also appreciated the cynical tone, reminiscent of one of my personal favorites "Crooked House." A clever ending though. I am planning on ?

vivastory continuing with the Miss Marple series, although I think my personal preference will always be for Poirot. 3y
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Pickpick

Got this book for 50 cents! It‘s two in one - Miss Marple‘s last case and then her first case. That weirded me out, so I read the second story (her first case) first to keep it chronological. This one was interesting because it was told in the first person point of view of an innocent party, and not Ms. Marple. Now to read the first half!

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