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Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple…

Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (original 1930; edition 2006)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (2006), Hardcover, 288 pages
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The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (1930)



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This is one of Christie's most memorable tales featuring the very lovable Miss Marple. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A murder takes place in the Vicar's study. The police are baffled, but Miss Marple unerringly solves the mystery. Well-written light crime story. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
When the nasty Colonel Protheroe is found dead in the vicar’s study, shot in the head at the writing table with the start of a note scrawled on a piece of paper, the town is shocked. A bevy of detectives, both professional and amateur, attempt to solve this mystery, follow a myriad of leads and clues, ruling out suspect after suspect and hitting a wall. Finally, after the near death of another local man, Miss Marple, in her debut novel, puts the pieces together in the only sensible way. A plan is set to prove the guilt of the clever perpetrator, so the town can resume its peaceful existence.
I listened to the unabridged audio recording by actor James Saxon. While he did an admirable job of capturing the tone of the novel and most of the male voices, he, like almost every other man I’ve heard narrate, cannot do women’s voices well. I do wish audiobook makers would find a way to hire women to do women’s voices with male narrators & vice versa as it breaks the flow with some of the attempts to sound like women.
Overall, I really enjoyed this at a 4 star level.
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  Karin7 | Jan 20, 2016 |

This book bored me....... I simply did not like the characters, so I didn't care that the mean old man got killed.

So um:

Soon after a dinner where everyone present discusses how they would go about murdering the odious civil magistrate; he is in fact found murdered, while waiting to meet with the Vicar @ the vicarage.

Both of the main suspects, the magistrate's wife and her young lover, confess to the crime..... Yet there are others who have something to hide, the mysterious newcomer, the flighty daughter, the archaeologist & his assistant..... and the town gossips make matters worse. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Agatha Christie is always good! What can I say! ( )
  TerriS | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Coudert, RaymondeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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