The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Series)

The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Series)

3.8 799
by Agatha Christie
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The first Miss Marple mystery, one which testsall her powers of observation and deduction.

“Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,”declared the parson, brandishing a carving knifeabove a joint of roast beef, “would be doing theworld at large a favor!”

It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. Andone which was to come back

…  See more details below

Overview

The first Miss Marple mystery, one which testsall her powers of observation and deduction.

“Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,”declared the parson, brandishing a carving knifeabove a joint of roast beef, “would be doing theworld at large a favor!”

It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. Andone which was to come back and haunt the clergymanjust a few hours later—when the Colonel isfound shot dead in the clergyman’s study. But asMiss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seemsto have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These are the initial eight volumes in what will grow to 24 over two years in Black Dog's new "Agatha Christie Collection." The books are all decent-quality hardcovers for a bargain price. If you're regularly replacing your Christies, gives these more durable editions a try. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Saturday Review of Literature
“When she really hits her stride, as she does here, Agatha Christie is hard to surpass.”
Charles Todd
“Agatha Christie taught me two things: that plotting mysteries was an art, and that a woman detective could be as strong a character as a male detective.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451201157
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/11/2000
Series:
Miss Marple Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Charles Todd
“Agatha Christie taught me two things: that plotting mysteries was an art, and that a woman detective could be as strong a character as a male detective.”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >