The Mirror Crack’d (Miss Marple Mysteries)

June 15, 2016 - Comment

One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg, who has brought some glamour to St. Mary Mead. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail. It seems likely the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to

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One minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg, who has brought some glamour to St. Mary Mead. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail. It seems likely the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows even the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets.

Comments

Faye says:

Best murder motive ever This book has the best murder motive of any mystery I’ve read. The characterizations are strong, and I like Miss Marple here as I always do, but it is the motive, as well as the ingenuity of the murder itself, that makes this book memorable. The motive isn’t revealed until the end, and when I found out what it was, I was dazzled.

Antoinette Klein says:

Murder Is Always on the Menu in St. Mary Mead Agatha Christie returns us to St. Mary Mead, Miss Marple’s quiet village where much has changed. A new subdivision, young marrieds who buy on the installment plan, and even a supermarket have have invaded the quiet village. Only Miss Marple and her friend Miss Hartnell remain the same, still living in their same homes. Even Col. and Mrs. Bantry’s lavish Gossington Hall (the scene of the crime in “The Body in the Library”) has changed. After the Colonel’s death, Mrs. Bantry put the…

K. Hill says:

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side This novel features Miss Marple in her very late years. The world around her is changing. This is one of only two Christie novels where I was able to guess the identity of the murderer. It’s a very good murder mystery, but it could have been a better Miss Marple mystery. The best parts of the book are when Miss Marple is on the spot. Unfortunately, I almost began to wonder if Miss Marple would be in this novel at all. She left her house no more than three times and was therefore decidedly…

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