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The Case of the Caretaker: A Short Story (Miss Marple story)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Previously published in the print anthologies Three Blind Mice and Other Stories and Miss Marple's Final Cases

Doctor Haydock, the resident GP of St. Mary Mead, hopes to cheer up Miss Marple as she recovers from the flu with a little story. The tale revolves around the return of the prodigal son of Major Laxton, the devilishly handsome Harry Laxton. Harry, after leading a l

Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published (first published September 1st 2011)
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Weird and funny... I haven't decided it yet..
I'm fairly certain I've seen a televised version of this which was obviously lengthened from this very short story.

I don't think the denouement is one of Ms Christie's best, but the who and the how worked well, the story itself was well written in a condensed fashion and it was enjoyable.
Jun 16, 2015 Orient rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: detektyvų ir pasikausčiusių senučių mėgėjams
Recommended to Orient by: mama
šiek tiek mistikos + viena nekalta senutė - nusikaltimų sprendimo asė + pavojingos paslaptys = skanus detektyvinis desertas. Netikėtumas, paini istorija ir įdomus siužetas - Christie arkliukas
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Not your typical Miss Marple nosing around, asking questions and irritating police detectives type of mystery, in fact, she deals with this one while staying in bed recovering from the flu.
Excellent little read.

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This short story was my first introduction to Agatha Christie's work. I really enjoyed it and will be reading more Miss Marple Mysteries and may even download some more of these short stories.
Very good short story. I really didn't see the ending coming, and it was quite interesting to read.
I love Miss Marple, and this case is a classic example of her (and Christie's) work. Recommended.
Great short story!
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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