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Sleeping Murder (original 1976; edition 1976)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Sleeping Murder
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Dodd, Mead (1976), Hardcover
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Rating:**1/2
Tags:Mystery

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Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (1976)

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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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  katcoviello | Sep 21, 2016 |
Her words held all the pointed innuendo that elderly ladies are able to achieve with the minimum of actual statement.

I had low expectations for this one. Nemesis broke me. Nemesis was the book that obliterated any regards I may have harboured for Miss Marple.
It seems, however, that Sleeping Murder was written well before Nemesis, even if it was published last in the series, and that the Miss Marple of Sleeping Murder is not as annoying as her older self, yet.
As becomes clear at the end of this book, the Miss Marple in Sleeping Murder still has some spring in her step.

Yet, as far as Dame Agatha's books are concerned, this one is not her finest. There is a lot of repetition in the discussion of the mystery and the repetition makes it easy to predict the murderer fairly early on.

All in all, there isn't really anything about the story or the book that stands out but it is a light and quick read for the Christie completist. ( )
  BrokenTune | Aug 21, 2016 |
Miss Marple helps a young and newly married couple, Gwenda and Giles to solve a mystery. A murder mystery which was deep down in Gwenda's memory which came out when she again decides to buy a new house. A house which she had lived in when she was a kid and this fact she didnt know at all.

Good story plot :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Quite by accident I picked up this one at a book fair. At the same time I started reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles - The very first published Agatha Christie and this one which was her last published book. It was interesting to read them concurrently as there were about 45 years and dozens of books in between. Sleeping Murder was definitely easier to read - I just felt the story flowed easier and the description was shorter without losing any descriptive power. But having said that I enjoyed the Mysterious Affair as well - it just wasn't quite as smooth. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
This is my favorite Agatha Christie book! ( )
  JDHoliday | Jan 24, 2016 |
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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
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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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A young bride, sent by her husband to look for a suitable house, finds the one that seems meant for her, a charming Victorian villa called Hillside.

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