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The Body in the Library (Miss Marple) (original 1942; edition 2010)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:The Body in the Library (Miss Marple)
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Harper (2010), Edition: Masterpiece ed, Kindle Edition, 227 pages
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The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie (1942)

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That's an engaging reading. A mystery full of surprises and hard to solve. One must love Miss Marple, her cleverness and capacity to stick to details. The story flows naturally, always claiming the reader's attention. Like it a lot! ( )
  MarcusBastos | Mar 19, 2017 |
A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery.

She hadn't turned up and it was time to begin. I was vexed, I can tell you! That's the sort of silly things girls do and get the management's back up, and then they get the sack!

Sadly, and humorously, young people haven't changed at all since that was written back in the 1920's... ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
great book ( )
  katcoviello | Sep 21, 2016 |
Colonel and Mrs. Bantry wake up to the maid's cry that there is a dead woman in the library. Mrs. Bantry calls in her friend Jane Marple, the local village sleuth. to assist in finding out who the girl is and who killed her. There are the obvious suspects and then those who seem innocent until details start to come out. Am important character in the novel is Conway Jefferson who is handicapped and is supported emotionally by his son-in-law and daughter-in-law while doing likewise for them financially. He has plans to adopt a young woman to lift her from her low station but this angers people who feel they are entitled to the money.

Marple is a Christie regular and in this novel she really only makes an impression on the story in the latter portions of the novel. ( )
  lamour | Sep 15, 2016 |
There's a body in the library. The question? Who did it?

A general Agatha Christie book that'll put all you sleuths to the test. Read carefully, as you may be posed with some great evidence, and some not so great red herrings. The writing in The Body in the Library reads well, and I found it to be less of an evidence dump, like [b:Murder on the Orient Express|16304|Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)|Agatha Christie|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388267702s/16304.jpg|2285570], and more of a plot drive story, akin to [b:And Then There Were None|16299|And Then There Were None|Agatha Christie|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1391120695s/16299.jpg|3038872]. Ultimately, I was happy because my first guess was correct!

A fun read. Nothing more, nothing less. ( )
  jms001 | Sep 10, 2016 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alamagny, Jean-MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cole, StephanieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
des Tombe, S.F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Approximately 18 months after Murder at the Vicarage.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 157912626X, Hardcover)

A young, blond woman is found dead on the floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry’s library. Nobody seems to know who the woman is, let alone how she wound up murdered in the Bantry’s home. Jane Marple is called in and the chase is on.

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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's 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.… (more)

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