Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case (Miss Marple #13)
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 ...more
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As a child, I was troubled intermittently by a nightmare. I am walking around the compound of my maternal grandfather's ancestral home, when I reach a dilapidated building in a secluded corner. I open it and enter, even though my better sense counsels against it. Inside, it is a prayer room dedicated to evil gods. Their pictures are hung all over the walls, and their ugly idols leer up at me. Also, the place is full of the images of the tortured victims of t ...more
Gwenda and Giles Reed are euphoric newlyweds from New Zealand moving to England to establish residence and begin a family. Twenty-one year old Gwenda intuitively selects an old Victorian home in the seaside town of Dillmouth.
The next phase of married life will be the renovation of Hillside which feels increasingly familiar to Gwenda with each planned change, that being impossib ...more
تبدأ الرواية بشكلٍ مثير للغاية، وتتّسم بفكرة مميزة غير اعتيادية أبداً، إلا أن الفكرة قد لا تكون مناسبةً لتحويلها إلى رواية كاملة طويلة. فمع تقدم الرواية، تبدأ الأحداث بالفتور، وتتحول شيئاً فشيئاً وأكثر فأكثر إلى تحقيق رتيبٍ ممل، يتركز في الحوارات مع الناس وتجميع الشهادات والأدلة، دون حدو ...more
This book was written waaaay before it was published in 1976. It sat in a deposit box waiting for the light of day. So there may be some inconsistancies with the rest of the series...but Miss Marple is not a series that you have to read in-order, in order to enjoy it.
That being said, I can see why this b ...more
Their stories are so unique. Agatha Christie is one such author and Sleeping Murder is one such book that keeps you in a constant state of excitement with all its twists and turns all the while wowing you with its amazing story and its awesome conclusion. :)
"Sleeping Murder" is Miss Marple’s last case, published posthumously in 1976, although Agatha Christie had written it during the Second World War. Miss Marpl ...more
Este libro me gustó mucho porque fue un poco diferente, en el sentido que tienen mucha participación dos personajes de la historia que no pensé que iban a ser tan activos, y que es un misterio que quedó sin resolver hace casi veinte años.
Los personajes me gustaron mucho, y se los llega a conocer bastante, si bien el libro es corto.
Llegando al final del libro, pensé que sabía quien es el culpable, y estaba tan segura que me sorprendí muchísimo cuando me enteré quien es. Nunca me lo hubiera ima ...more
Misterul crimei fără cadavru (îmi place foarte tare titlul, cred că o să-l scriu de multe ori!) e un roman (tradus de Andreea Năstase, Ed. Rao) cu Miss Marple. Inutil să amintesc cît respect, a ...more
1 Star - Hated It
2 Stars - Didn't Like It
3 Stars - It was okay
4 Stars - Liked it
5 Stars - Loved it, it was amazing
Very good writing but a bit predictable. And quite a short book for a mystery or crime fiction
I have learned over time that the most "obvious" suspects in a Christie are almost NEVER the guilty party. No, it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for-- the ones with seemingly air-tight alibis, the ones who so helpfully provide the detective(s) with case-solving, the ones whom you realize, after you get to the end of the novel, were never thoroughly investigated by Agatha Christie.
(view spoiler)[(What also gave it away here was that Giles a ...more
Unfortunately, I guessed the culprit again. At first I was not sure but there is one thing that made it extremely obvious and I guessed. It was enjoyable though and I liked ...more
This is my second Agatha Christie mystery this month (I was sick quite a while this time; nasty flu season). What I love most is her descriptions and details of English life. I get so involve ...more
For once I am sorry I didn't read the back of the book first. After finishing 'Sleeping Murder', I turned it over as I always do when finishing a book, and read the back. Then I found out that this is the last book Agatha Christie ever wrote. Miss Marple's final case! Somehow I think I would have let myself enjoy it more, treasure it more, if I had known.
Sleeping Murder ...more
I like Agatha Christie best in that very narrow time period before the Alzheimer's/dementia stopped her plots from making sense, but after she was old enough to relax her super-uptight, judgmental tone. Loose ...more
Occasionally she stumps me, but this time I had it figured out early on.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but I wo ...more
I usually have a hard time ...more
استمتعت فيها كثيرا رغم اني اعرف الاحداث جميعها واعرف المجرم منذ البداية ولعل السبب هو انها كانت قد تحولت الى مسلسل مشوق اسمه جريمة في الذاكرة فقد كنت اقرا واستعيد ذكريات ذلك المسلسل
بدأت شيئا فشيئا افهم اكثر اسلوب اجاثا كريستي فهي تعرض لكل القاتل منذ البداية ثم تاخذك في دوامة عن طريق ادخال الكثير من التفاصيل الهدف منها تشتيت تفكيرك عن المجرم
Un tranquillo villino vittoriano con vista sul mare e un bellissimo giardino: la casa ideale per due giovani sposi. Eppure, proprio in quella che considerava l'abitazione dei suoi sogni, Gwenda Reed comincia a provare un senso di angoscia. Alcune strane scoperte, infatti, la portano a collegare la nuova abitazione con vaghi ricordi della sua infanzia: un sentiero interrato nel giardino, una porta murata, una strana tappezzeria ritrovata in un armadio chiuso a chiave. Gwenda è sicura di non esser...more
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