The Moving Finger (Miss Marple Series)

The Moving Finger (Miss Marple Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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A new recording of this classic Miss Marple mystery!

The placid village of Lymstock has more than its share of shameful secrets! But it seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. Soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village's quiet charm, eventually causing one recipient to

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A new recording of this classic Miss Marple mystery!

The placid village of Lymstock has more than its share of shameful secrets! But it seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. Soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village's quiet charm, eventually causing one recipient to commit suicide. The vicar, the doctor, the servants-all are on the verge of accusing one another when help arrives from an unexpected quarter. The vicar's houseguest happens to be none other than Jane Marple.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Jane Clark
“Agatha Christie is in a class by herself. For those of us who write mysteries, there’s no better muse, and for those of us who read them, no deeper pleasure.”
The Times (London)
“Beyond all doubt the puzzle in The Moving Finger is fit for experts.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816145614
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Series:
Miss Marple Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Mary Jane Clark
“Agatha Christie is in a class by herself. For those of us who write mysteries, there’s no better muse, and for those of us who read them, no deeper pleasure.”

Meet the Author


Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. Twenty-four of Christie's best whodunits are now available from Black Dog & Leventhal as part of their bestselling hardcover Agatha Christie Collection.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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The Moving Finger (Miss Marple Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
robroy More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
MysteryChristieluv 25 days ago
Never fails to deliver Agatha has done it again with a another classic mystery.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?