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Sanctuary (Miss Marple story)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  153 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Bunch, engrossed in her flower arrangements for the church, is placing the chrysanthemums when she sees a man crumpled over on the chancel steps, dying. The man can only utter one word, “sanctuary.” No one at the vicarage understands what he means, and nothing can be done to stop his death. But, when his relatives promptly arrive to pick up his possessions, Bunch can’t get ...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published September 1st 2011)
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One of Christie's short stories that reminds me why I don't care for short stories - they're too short. In fact, it was so short, I had to go back a read the ending again - where did people and the situation tie in together? This was a story line could have been drawn out with a few more twists and turns.
Good story though I wish it was longer. The ending was a little unclear and the plot was good enough to have been made into a full length book. Incidentally, this was my first time reading a Miss Marple story and I am looking forward to reading more books featuring the character.
Jul 25, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great mystery were these are the last words said but the victim and thus the plot thickens and we have the indomitable Miss Marple as a central character.
Rachelle Wallace
I love everything she writes!
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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Short story previously published in Miss Marple's Final Cases.

Nice short Miss Marple mystery.
Sep 08, 2013 Gwen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little bit confused by the end of this short story. It was very good and very well written, but not entirely clear.
Jul 23, 2016 Selah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm quickly understanding WHY I prefer Poirot to Miss Marple.
Yorky Caz
Mar 18, 2012 Yorky Caz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
These r fab little stories but very quick
Jun 01, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these short stories!
Lindsay Sawey
Mar 02, 2012 Lindsay Sawey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
easy read, 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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