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Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
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Sleeping Murder (1976)

by Agatha Christie

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The owner of a seaside villa is plagued by strange feelings about its past... Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs... In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a 'perfect' crime committed many years before.… (more)
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Title:Sleeping Murder
Authors:Agatha Christie
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Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (1976)

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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. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
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  archivomorero | Jun 25, 2022 |
Very enjoyable. AC wrote some real clunkers toward the end of her life, so I wasn’t sure what to expect in the last Miss Marple, but, altho a hair too convoluted, the plot was plausible and solvable, and even a little creepy. ( )
  IVLeafClover | Jun 21, 2022 |
4/8/22
  laplantelibrary | Apr 8, 2022 |
A young woman buys a strangely familiar house, discovers she lived there briefly as a young child. Delves into the disappearance of her stepmother, despite Miss Marple's caution to leave sleeping dogs.
  ritaer | Mar 23, 2022 |
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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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Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside.
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The owner of a seaside villa is plagued by strange feelings about its past... Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs... In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a 'perfect' crime committed many years before.

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