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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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I thought that this book was very well written. My only qualm with it is the lack of time that the book spends with the primary detective in this mystery, Jane Marple. The majority of the story follows the police as they try to solve the case by asking questions and collecting evidence. I understand that it's not Marple's style to do a lot of the footwork, but rather to be informed of what's going on, but I'd have liked to see her character participate a little more in the story. Other than that, the book was excellent and the mystery, thrilling. I love Ms. Marple and look forward to reading more of her. ( )
  jslawinski | Jul 20, 2017 |
I'm enjoying reading the Miss Marple series. She is able to solve complex cases by just looking at human nature. Recommended to mystery fans. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
Another Christie novel, another murder I couldn't solve. I love Christie's stuff to bits. ( )
  electrascaife | May 15, 2017 |
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 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alamagny, Jean-MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cole, StephanieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
des Tombe, S.F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heller, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Postif, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tedeschi, AlbertoTranslatorsecondary 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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