A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple Series)

A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple Series)

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by Agatha Christie
     
 

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In this ingeniously-plotted Christie classic, a child's nursery rhyme holds the clues to find a cunning killer when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder.

Overview

In this ingeniously-plotted Christie classic, a child's nursery rhyme holds the clues to find a cunning killer when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder.

Editorial Reviews

Margaret Maron
“Agatha Christie was the absolute master of misdirection. No matter how logical we think we’re being when we read her, she always manages to send us swimming after her red herrings while ignoring that huge whale in the corner of the tank.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"Ingenious."
New York Times
“This is the best of the novels starring Christie’s Miss Marple.”
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Ingenious.”
New Yorker
“A model of complex skulduggery.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451199867
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Miss Marple Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Margaret Maron
“Agatha Christie was the absolute master of misdirection. No matter how logical we think we’re being when we read her, she always manages to send us swimming after her red herrings while ignoring that huge whale in the corner of the tank.”

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 Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Bookworm1951 8 months ago
Another great work by Agatha Christie. This story was easier to follow than some of her others. Great character development. Usually I can figure out who the killer is but in this book, it did keep me guessing. Well written and well edited. A true classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great mystery! Agatha keeps you guesses as to who the murderer really is.....you'll be in for a surprise!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Agatha, you did it again! This book will keep you guessing and questioning every character. Something that a good mystery should do, should it not? I read this book in about 2 1/2 days, so I would say that it is a short read. I love how Miss. Marple always puts the puzzle together! Not even blackbirds in a pie can get her...
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started to read this book I thought that it wasn't going to be all that good, but as I kept reading it I liked it more and more. I never would if though that the 'killer' was actually the killer. I really didn't know what to think since all of the clues led to someone else. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first, i thought this book was annoying. but, after reading it, i found out that it's really interesting on who the killer was. i was really dumb founded in the end. i can't believe the killer was the killer! it turned me off a little. overall, great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really spoke to me because what happened in this book is what happens in real life everyday. This book was wonderful to read and enjoy while it lasted. I hope you read this book someday because the phrases really jumped out at me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has inspired me a lot by what it has said. This book is a wonderful book to read. I think that you should read it. The phrases that are in this book just really jump out at me because it is really what happens in every day life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So far I am enjoying 'A Pocket Full of Rye.' Just when you suspect someone as the killer, that person dies. I can't wait to find out the killer at the end!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated it a lot. JAL!