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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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Miss Marple is a somewhat improbably detective, but since this is a highly unusual Christie, she's not actually doing much until about half way through the book. And then we get to see how wonderfully smart she really is as she manages to use her wonderful judge of human character to sort through this seemingly impossible mystery. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A dead body is discovered in a library... Miss Marple helps the police discover who committed the murder. A good story with some unexpected twists. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
The Body in the Library: Marple, Christie



Ok; another slur against Italians..... makes me wonder if her books sold well in Italy!

Let's see Mrs. & Colonel Bantry are woken up by a hysterical maid... something about there being "A Body in the Library".... When Dolly Bantry goes down to the library to check on the hysterics, yes indeed there is the body of a strangled young woman in a white spangled evening dress in the library.....

Miss Marple,a close friend of Mrs. Bantry, is called in immediately to nose around (investigate)......

They find out from the police that the body seems to be that of Ruby Keene, a dancer at the local hotel; and the soon to be adopted ward of Mr. Conway Jefferson, and invalid whose family perished in an accident, and who is being taken care of by his son-in-law & daughter-in-law.

Not much afterwards a Girl Guide come up missing and it seems as if it her her that is found in the charred remains of a local's car.

Almost 1/2 way through Miss Marple announces to Dolly Bantry that she knows who did it..... But she isn't going to tell, as there are other loose ends to tie up & need for proof positive.

I found this to be a rather benign story with flat characters, none of whom I cared about...... This could have been so much more appealing & interesting, but it seems as if Christie was writing just to be writing. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
These are the initial eight volumes in what will grow to 24 over two years in Black Dog's new "Agatha Christie Collection." The books are all decent-quality hardcovers for a bargain price. If you're regularly replacing your Christies, gives these more durable editions a try. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
  lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
A highly readable whodunnit. ( )
  cazfrancis | Sep 7, 2015 |
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Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alamagny, Jean-MichelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cole, StephanieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
des Tombe, S.F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heller, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary 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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