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The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha…

The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Miss Marple (1), Miss Marple: Chronological (6)

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Loved the sly humor as much as the mystery itself. It's nice to know there are many more Agatha Christie mysteries out there to enjoy. Now I just have to decide if I want to continue with Miss Marple or try Hercule Poirot. ( )
  wandaly | Oct 17, 2017 |
I finished the Poirot books a bit ago, so now I'm going to read all the Miss Marple books. This is the first in the series and so far I am enjoying it. I like the small town feel where everyone knows everyone. I also like that Miss Marple herself is quite quiet and unassuming, but by the end of the novel she is telling everyone what really happened very calmly and serenely, without the arrogance of Poirot. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
Miss Marple makes her debut in a relatively low-key way when death comes to St. Mary Mead in this classic Christie mystery. Who shot and killed the colonel in the vicar's study? There's no shortage of suspects, as that would ruin the fun. But will Marple, with her superior understanding of human nature, catch her own mistake and identify the murderer in time to ensure that justice is done? A fun read. Or, in my case, something like a re-re-re-re-read. :) ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
Agatha Christie introduces her beloved character, Mrs. Jane Marple, in this tale. One Colonel Protheros is found dead and murdered, but there are so many people who have wished him dead, the suspect list is quite long. Unfortunately, so is this tale. A bit slow moving at times, it finally gets more interesting in the second half of the mystery. Still, it is Christie and Marple, and fans of theirs will enjoy it. ( )
  Maydacat | Jun 4, 2017 |
Murder at the Vicarage is about, and I hope this is not too much of a spoiler: a murder that takes place in a vicarage. The vicarage is situated in a village which also happens to be the home of a Miss Marple, and this is the first book in which she makes an appearance.
Overall, this book didn't quite reach the bar set by The Seven Dials Mystery but it is none the less enjoyable. The story is fun, and interesting enough, but in my opinion the mystery crossed the fine line from being justifiably elaborate, to being a bit messy. Fortunately the story continues, more or less, in the fun style set out by Seven Dials, making it an entertaining read none the less. While this isn't a book to pick up for a murder mystery, it is worth picking up for the "glances into human nature and interaction" element of it. And there is a bit of a mystery to go with it. ( )
  clq | Apr 29, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coudert, RaymondeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grant, Richard E.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hickson, JoanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paytuví de Sierra, CarlosTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennanen, EilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pierre-Langers, ClaudeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Savonuzzi, ClaudioContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saxon, JamesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taddei, GiuseppinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vermeys, John M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It is difficult to know quite where to begin this story, but I have fixed my choice on a certain Wednesday at luncheon at the Vicarage.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451201159, Mass Market Paperback)

Miss Jane Marple's passion for gossip leads to the investigation of a local man's murder. The victim was not liked in the least, and his death isn't raising eyebrows. But his recently revealed secrets are.

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Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the little English village of St. Mary Mead. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he was dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's study. A visiting artist confesses to the murder, but residents saw him elsewhere when the Colonel was shot. If he didn't do it, than who did? Is he protecting the Colonel's wife whom he loves? Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues.… (more)

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