Moving Finger (Miss Marple)

March 15, 2017 - Comment

Agatha Christie’s famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets – a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But

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Agatha Christie’s famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets – a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can’t go on’. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner’s verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

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illiandantic says:

Where the Heck is Marple? I guess I’m getting frustrated with Agatha Christie and her “Miss Marple” series. “The Moving Finger” is the third in that series. I have no idea why. “Why what,” you ask? Well, why it’s called a “Miss Marple Mystery,” I answer. There is no reference to Miss Marple until the end of Chapter 9 (about 69% of the way through the book — and note that the book ends where my Kindle says 93% complete since there’s the usual filler at the end). She makes her first appearance in the next chapter…

Jody says:

Find a paper copy, please This was the first Agatha Christie I ever read, and it remains my favorite. I love the town of Lymstock, and Little Furze; Miss Emily, Partridge, and the rest of the characters. 

LizaJane says:

Read by Joan Hickson This is a review of the recorded book. The story is narrated by Jerry Burton, a young flyer who is recovering from a crash. Unfortunately, the producers decided to have it read by Joan Hickson, an elderly actress who has played Miss Marple on the screen. She has a very well-bred and elderly voice, with some slurring of the words, as though Miss Marple had drunk a couple of sherries. This is disappointing, as in the case of “Murder on the Links,” where the story is narrated by…

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