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The Body in the Library

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Classic Christie!

The Body In The Library is one of the classic Miss Marple Mysteries. It is a quick read and definitely worth the time. If you like Miss Marple this is one of her best cases. It really gives an interesting look at life in England at that point in time. The body of a ...
The Body In The Library is one of the classic Miss Marple Mysteries. It is a quick read and definitely worth the time. If you like Miss Marple this is one of her best cases. It really gives an interesting look at life in England at that point in time. The body of a young, beautiful blonde woman mysteriously appears in the library of a wealthy man's home and no one seems to know how it got there. The woman worked as a professional dancer in a rural club in England. By today's standards, her job was pretty tame. The club was frequented by older people who liked to play bridge. No hanky-panky so to speak. She frequently talked to older people, and occasionally she would dance with a male partner who was a professional dancer to entertain the older people. So, how did she end up dead? Needless to say, there are many suspects, but the mystery revolves around how the body ended up in the rich man's library. I'll give you a clue: "This young blonde wasn't looking for a good book to read! In fact, it was never established that she could read." But, I can assure you Agatha Christie hides the answer right up to the very end, and when Miss Marple solves the case, you will be completely satisfie and say: "Why didn't I think of that?" This is a very interesting period piece told with great expository writing that gives the reader an interesting look at another time and another place. I've read most of Agatha Christie, and somehow I missed this one. The book cover caught my eye, and I found this one quite good.

posted by actorsaudio on July 26, 2009

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Very, VERY disappointing

this was the worst Agatha Christie yet!i wasn't shocked at all about who did it. it was just so obvious! and there was like one twist and that was about the 2 bodies. if you buy this book you're wasting your money! This is a Don't read.i don't even think anyone who like...
this was the worst Agatha Christie yet!i wasn't shocked at all about who did it. it was just so obvious! and there was like one twist and that was about the 2 bodies. if you buy this book you're wasting your money! This is a Don't read.i don't even think anyone who likes slow mysteries would like the book. It is very, VERY disappointing and very, very, very, VERY boring. I assure you that when you read this book, you'll want your money back!!I give this book a one-star which means poor. It was not poorly written but it had a poor plot.

posted by Anonymous on November 5, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    Not the best

    It's not as good as the one I'm reading now, which is pretty interesting. There was only one twist, but it was good nevertheless. The murderer(s) were quite a surprise, as usual. It was interesting, but could be better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2000

    It's okay I guess...

    Personally, I am a big fan of Agatha Christe's work, and I didn't like this very much. It was dull, had no twists and turns, just plain old mystery. If you like that kind of stuff, then I guess you'll like this. They say the same things over and over. I don't really recommend this to any of Christe's fans.

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