The Body in the Library (Winterbrook Edition)

February 16, 2017 - Comment

Agatha Christie’s world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is

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Agatha Christie’s world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery…before tongues start to wag.

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Whistlers Mom says:

Two young women are dead and the police are baffled. Send for Miss Marple! During Agatha Christie’s Edwardian childhood, there were no “play schools” and play dates.” Poor children played in the streets with other kids and some wealthier ones had a large family of siblings. But Christie’s brother and sister were much older and she spent most of her childhood with her nanny or with her grandmothers. She was fascinated by the conversations between her grandmothers and their elderly friends – women who had never had jobs, never voted, and whose opinions…

illiandantic says:

Pretty Good, And More Marple Than the 1st Book Agatha Christie’s “The Body in the Library” is the second book in her Miss Marple Mysteries. The mystery and writing are interesting and the book fixes many of the issues I had with the first book. Specifically, there’s more Miss Marple here and the book actually reads like a mystery. In the first book, she was almost non-existent and the text read like a description of life in a small town. In this book, she’s moved up to the ranks of the main characters (though she’s still overshadowed by…

Djinna says:

Read it for the enjoyment, not so much the mystery This was one that I remembered almost all of the details of from the last time I got on a Christie kick. And it was still fun to read. Managed to feel surprising even though I remembered so many details, including the murderer, the motive, how it was proved, etc. Could watch how she built it up, knowing what throwaway lines early in the book were actually significant, and really enjoy the whole thing. Great little Marple. Not the best whodunit, as the answer ends up being more obvious than some…

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