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Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder (1976)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Miss Marple (12), Miss Marple: Chronological (12)

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    Nemesis by Agatha Christie (Porua)
    Porua: The motive and method reminds me a little of another Miss Marple mystery, Nemesis.

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Vintage Agatha Christie. I figured this one out well in advance of the ending, but I still enjoyed the read and remember why Christie was so popular in her time. At the time this was written, it probably wouldn't have been so easy to solve the who-done-it. Christie and others have honed my sense of possibilities. Miss Marple is a very subtle character in this novel, more a guide than a detective.

A nice break from some heavier reading...I'm in the process of reading Middlemarch and needed some air. ( )
  phantomswife | Jul 6, 2018 |
Miss Marple puzzles it out again. ( )
  GovMarley | Aug 6, 2017 |
The first Agatha Christie that I read (inspired me to read many others). A great story, one of her best. ( )
  bevok | Jul 31, 2017 |
Great mystery story. Lots of coincidences and intuition at work but all acceptable. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jun 23, 2017 |
Review: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie. 06/17/2017

Agatha Christie’s books are always interesting and fascinating. The famous character Miss Marple will keep you interest all throughout the book. I like the way she profiles herself as not being interested in any issue, event or situation in the story but she keeps the reader in a thought provoking situation for the next opinion, insight or solution she comes up with. Plus, no matter what kind of a case she follows she is always a step ahead of the reader.

The story is about a newlywed Gwenda Reed who has gone to the south of England ahead of her husband to look for a home to buy. It didn’t take her long to find the home she wanted. Gwenda felt it was the perfect one in the village of Dillmouth that seemed to draw her interest so she bought it. However, while walking through the house she had a sudden feeling of anxiety when descending the staircase from the second floor. Also, when Gwenda walked through the house she had an idea about making a couple of changes with entrances that she felt someone had blocked.

Within a few days Gwenda had a vision of a woman name Helen who was dead at the bottom of the staircase and she also felt like she was in that house before. Gwenda was confused because she knew she was born in India and raised in New Zealand. She decided to go out for a few hours and visit with her husband’s cousins who lived not far from her home. They had an out of town visitor who was introduced as their Aunt Marple. A few days later her husband Giles got there and he was happy with the house and the environment. At this time she told Giles about her strange vision and her feelings she had about the house and what happened at the play she went to see with his cousins and Aunt. She was not sure how he would act and was afraid her would wonder if she was going insane. However, he stood by her and decided to look into other owner of the house. Giles was an inquisitive type of person and felt there’s a reason for everything.

They explained the situation with Miss Marple and she felt Gwenda was reliving some earlier memory. Despite Miss Marple’s advise to leave the past alone but they were adamant to look into what might have happened. That’s when Miss Marple leaves London and travels to Dillmouth for health reasons and the fresh sea air. With no intent, Miss Marple got involved with Giles and Gwenda’s search. The way she maneuvered around to get information no one really knew she was on top of things however, they did noticed she was always one step ahead of them…..and the mystery goes on….. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Jun 20, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cole, StephanieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gjerløw, TuridTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laine, Anna-LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leach, RosemaryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schönfeld, EvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verheydt, J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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A young bride is having trouble settling in to their home. Feelings of unnatural dread are taking their toll. And when Miss Marple investigates, she learns how truthful-and terrifying-the imagination can be.

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Miss Jane Marple's last case.

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