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The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery
     

The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery

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by Agatha Christie
 

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The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But 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

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The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But 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:
9781579126940
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/31/2007
Series:
Miss Marple Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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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, A Miss Marple Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Good mystery story. However, you see and hear very little about or from Miss Marple. She isn't even mentioned until page 116. Then disappears for a chapter or two. She makes another brief appearance and once again disappears until the very end when she completely explains the entire mystery. Miss Marple really wasn't part of this story. It was as if she was just an add-on to explain the murders. It just seemed to fall a bit flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
agatha christie at her best. Liked the idea of the mysterious letters showing up at people's houses and the secret cloak room hiding place. You don't know who the killer is til the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know why one of the reviewers said this story was too romantic, I am so glad there is something I can read that isn't in your face sex, and Ms Christie never disappoints.
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