Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple)

May 31, 2015 - Comment

With over two billion copies of her books in print, Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time. Her impressive legacy endures with the publication of this 70th anniversary edition of the first Miss Marple novel. One of the most beloved sleuths in mystery fiction, Miss Marple has an uncanny knack for

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With over two billion copies of her books in print, Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time. Her impressive legacy endures with the publication of this 70th anniversary edition of the first Miss Marple novel.

One of the most beloved sleuths in mystery fiction, Miss Marple has an uncanny knack for solving the most baffling crimes. In Murder at the Vicarage, a handsome painter is rumored to be a master of the torrid love affair. But shortly after he’s found dallying with another man’s wife, a body is discovered in the vicarage–and all manner of suspicious signs mark this lothario as a murderer. Only the indomitable Miss Marple can uncover the truth behind the scandal….

Praise for Murder at the Vicarage:
“Any book by Agatha Christie attracts attention but when she really hits her stride in a full length detective story, as she does in Murder at the Vicarage, she is hard to surpass.”–Saturday Review of Literature (1930)

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Gary F. Taylor "GFT" says:

Entertaining for Hardcore Christie Fans Like many other writers, Christie went through an apprentice period during which she created the particular style we recognize as unique to her work. Novels from this early period are hit and miss–and MURDER AT THE VICARAGE, which introduces the famous Miss Marple, might best be described as a bit of both.VICARAGE offers the story of the widely unpopular Col. Protheroe, who seems determined to vex every one he encounters–including his daughter from a former marriage and his current…

Antoinette Klein says:

Fiction’s Favorite Spinster Detective in Her First Case “The Murder at the Vicarage” is memorable because it introduces the delightful Miss Jane Marple. With her love of gardening, binoculars for bird-watching close-at-hand, and an uncanny ability to find similarities between the present situation and her past experiences and acquaintances, Miss Marple is introduced in her home village of St. Mary Mead. We will return here many times and reacquaint ourselves with the characters introduced in this mystery—the vicar Leonard Clement and…

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