A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Series)

A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks.

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. A Murder is Announced in a small town newspaper advertisement—and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.

Editorial Reviews

Jacqueline Winspear
“Agatha Christie gave readers the world over a vivid sense of English life, especially in her depiction of the small village where nothing happen—until, of course, a murder is discovered.”
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.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Two mysteries by Agatha Christie. Each is a full-cast dramatization starring June Whitfield . Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062073631
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Miss Marple Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
124,595
Product dimensions:
7.84(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.78(d)

What People are saying about this

Jacqueline Winspear
“Agatha Christie gave readers the world over a vivid sense of English life, especially in her depiction of the small village where nothing happen—until, of course, a murder is discovered.”

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

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A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it, but it's not my favorite Agatha Christie, as it's a little heavy on the murders.
pjrPR More than 1 year ago
I didn't even come close to quessing the guilty person. I love Agatha Christie's writing as they always keep me intereste.
MWabq More than 1 year ago
The vivid characters, the involved plots, the double entendres and hidden meanings, the historic backdrop of village England - it's all here in this page turner.
Bookworm1951 10 months ago
Good story but I figured out who the killer was about half way through. Christie seems to use the same basic plot structure in all her books but just changes the character names and places. If you read enough of her stories, it does get a bit boring. Once again, Miss Marple doesn't seem to be a main character. She just shows up and solves the mystery!
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Found a great club at Gaileys first result. Tada!
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BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
In the Chipping Cleghorn’s local newspaper, a mysterious advertisement is found. It states a murder will happen at the home of an elderly lady named Miss Blacklock. Many of the villager’s residents become concerned and intrigued. They arrive at the appointed time to see what will occur. Who wants whom dead? Will Miss Marple have the answers to solve this diabolical crime? I agree with the critics who state that Agatha Christie is one of the best mystery writers. This story is a very interesting puzzle, which left me confounded until the very end. I loved that the characters thought to be innocent were not, and the others were hiding something. There was just enough descriptive detail to get my imagination going. The one drawback is that some old English words are not appropriate for today’s readers.
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There are many typos but this Christie has interesting characters and a satisfying ending.
MRHTX More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Miss Marple mysteries.
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1914ww More than 1 year ago
So often, nobody in their right mind could have possibly figured out who the guilty party was before the big reveal. This is an exception. Pay attention, watch for subtle clues, and you might be able to deduce the killer in the end. (In the interest of full disclosure, I must state for the record that I was waaaay off) Good Luck
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