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The inhabitants of Lymstock are being plagued by threats, rumors, and sordid accusations. And it's Miss Marple's duty to finger the guilty.
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Overview

The inhabitants of Lymstock are being plagued by threats, rumors, and sordid accusations. And it's Miss Marple's duty to finger the guilty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007451630
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the world's best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four nonfiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Biography

Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language, and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and a short story collection, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap, is the longest running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Westmacott (used for her romantic fiction)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 15, 1890
    2. Place of Birth:
      Torquay, Devon, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 12, 1976

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2004

    Too romantic :P

    Before I begin my rant about romance I'll say that it is a very good book mostly because I like books in the first person. I did not like the romance. It was a bad idea. This is supposed to be a murder mystery, not a romance! I personally think that the romance ruined this and most other books. It would have given it five stars if it had not been for the romance, which cut off two stars. I'm not surprised this had Miss Marple. In most of the books by Agatha Cristie I've read Miss Marple was in it. Like 'Murder At The Vicarage' she plays a small part, because we're always with Jerry, the narrator. She still solved the mystery, but she came in near the end.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Agatha Christie at her best

    This is a truly fascinating plot, very twisty, and the nice little romance, along with period atmosphere and setting, makes it a treat for the English mystery-lover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    Not Bad

    The book, overall, was not bad at all. I personally prefer Christie's Poirot-centric novels but this one was entertaining enough. The plot was clever and the ending definately satisfying. It's definately worth picking up while at the library or book store.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    I've read like 20 or 25 Christie's books, and this is the first

    I've read like 20 or 25 Christie's books, and this is the first one I found dreadful. Too romantic, TOO SILLY, and where is Miss Marple? 

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