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The Case of the Perfect Maid: A Short Story

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  525 Ratings  ·  35 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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Nov 15, 2013 Lou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very creative!
Aug 22, 2013 bella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Oct 09, 2012 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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?
Sep 29, 2012 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Nov 20, 2012 Pamela D rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Jan 22, 2012 Faith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Mar 15, 2013 Erin Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 20, 2016 Serena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Miss Marple: the Complete Short Stories

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* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again
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.
Allen Elledge
It's okay.

A bit skimpy on detail. A decent short story, nothing fancy, and the ending is not immediately obvious from the beginning.
Sep 02, 2013 Gwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this short story. The ending really was kind of incredible. A really good one. :)
Jun 04, 2014 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a nice, short story of village characters and an example of Miss Marple's amazing observational skills and insight into human nature.
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
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.
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.
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May 31, 2012 Sareene rated it it was ok
I need to stop reading Christie's short stories.
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Mar 27, 2015 Jack rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A Miss Marple story that was not all that mysterious. Not my favorite but OK.
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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.

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