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The Case of the Perfect Maid

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  218 ratings  ·  24 reviews
When her maid asks Miss Marple to intervene in the delicate problem of her rather opinionated cousin Gladys, she doesn’t think much can be done. Poor Gladys has been accused of stealing a precious brooch belonging to her employers, the reserved Misses Skinner. While one sister malingers with mysterious ailments, the other attends to her every need, and they’ve both decided...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2006)
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Nuove storie nelle quali la parte della mattatrice è recitata dall'arzilla vecchina dagli occhi cerulei residente a St. Mary Mead, al secolo letterario Miss Jane Marple. Mi Marple dovrà destreggiarsi e lo farà egregiamente come sempre tra svariati misteri. Si inizia con un uomo morente ritrovato all'interno di una chiesa la cui ultima parola sarà "Asilo". A seguire vi saranno i misteri legati ad uno zio piuttosto zuzzurellone che impegnerà i suoi due nipoti ed eredi in una sorta di caccia al tes...more
Chris The Story Reading Ape
A wonderfully easy short read from Agatha Christies' Miss Marple stable of pedigree stories. Ideal to relax with on a journey or feet up at home.

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The Case of the Perfect Maid is published as a standalone ebook from Amazon (and other online retailers) and also within The Final Cases of Miss Marple. It tells the story of how Miss Marple's maid asks Miss Marple for helping regarding her cousin, Gladys. Gladys has been terminated from her service with the Skinner's sisters for dishonesty, when she believes no dishonesty was apparent. However soon the Skinners have hired a "perfect maid". However this perfect maid doesn't appear so perfect whe...more
a nice, short story of village characters and an example of Miss Marple's amazing observational skills and insight into human nature.
Mazeli Dee
Very clever, Miss Marple. :)
Miss Marple is asked by her maid to prove her cousin, also a maid, hadn't taken a brooch from the Skinner sisters, two spinster siblings living in a flat, one of four, near by.

The perfect maid, hired by the sisters, seemed a dream, doing everything to perfection. Until she disappeared with all the jewelry, not to mention robbing the other three flats in the building.

Were the two incidents connected?
Oh that Miss Marple. She is a wonder. When a local girl is given her notice as a maid for two middle-aged spinster sisters and then the perfect maid is hired from an agency as her replacement, Miss Marple's suspicions are aroused. And while delivering warnings to the sisters, she sets out to discover what is actually going on.
Pamela D
This is a short story by the fabulous Agatha Christie. Although it is a short work, the story is very tight and comes together nicely. If you want a little mystery to go with your afternoon tea, you have found your book.
Cydni Perkins
I think this is the first time Agatha Christie has disappointed me. I guessed the solution before Miss Marple revealed it. That never happens with Agatha Christie, but it did this time. Three stars because she's still awesome in spite of that. Well, on to the next.
An enjoyable but pretty short mystery about Miss Marple. It is like any Miss Marple, with her sharp analysis of human nature based on her life in a small English village. A maid is accused of stealing and Miss Marple investigates.
I always enjoy Miss Marple stories and this was equally enjoyable. I liked the pace and as always with Miss Marple is one of my favorite female detecitives. My only complain was that I wished this story was little bit longer.
D.S. Nelson
Another flash of Christie genius as Miss Marple proves, well and truely, that if a thing's too good to be true then it probably is - too good to be true.
I listened to this book while driving. It was very enjoyable and easy to follow. I liked it a lot and it is a pity that it was only 74 minutes long.
m1 Gwen
I really enjoyed this short story. The ending really was kind of incredible. A really good one. :)
Genius, just genius. What an ending. I love those twists. Read it :-)
This was a very short story from Agatha Christie, a bit too short.
You really cannot go wrong with Agatha Christie!
I need to stop reading Christie's short stories.
Annie Bailey
Not as good as I'd hoped.
Good quick read on my iPad as a loaner from the library. In contrast to the TV show, Miss Marple plays a very small part
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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 Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha's senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880...more
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