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الأصبع المتحرك (Miss Marple #4)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  12,850 ratings  ·  632 reviews
النيل والفرات:
المجرم في هذه القضية شخصية تتمتع بذكاء حاد، خططت وبأسلوب إجرامي متمرس وحذق ملابسات قضيتها، فعمدت إلى سبك وقائعها بطريقة ذكية ودقيقة، فالفاعل على علم يقين من واقع خبرته في القضايا الجنائية أن الشرطة يشتبهون بالزوج على أثر وفاة الزوجة. هذا بالإضافة إلى احتمال تشريح الجثة في حالة التسمم وهذا ما ساعده على ترتيب ملابسات جريمته بحيث تبدو مجرد نتيجة عرضية لأمر آخر،
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287 pages
Published 2002 by الأجيال للترجمة والنشر (first published 1942)
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Elisha Condie
Another Agatha Christie to pass the time. Mmmmm. Delicious. Only I do have the same complaint I had with another of her books that was listed as a Miss Marple Mystery. Jane Marple doesn't appear until the last 1/4 of the book and then she's just a cute little old lady who says a few words at the end. That doesn't count as a Miss Marple mystery for me!! I much prefer it when Miss Marple is the one solving the crime firsthand. The short stories featuring her are the way to go, I'm figuring out.

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Miriam
Pros: I liked the main character brother-sister duo of Jerry and Joanna, and it was an interesting variation on the traditional poison-pen mystery. Most of the characters were less hateful than is often the case in Golden Age British mysteries, which made it a relaxing read for a sick day.

Cons: Why is this a Miss Marple mystery? She hardly appears and there's no reason, in terms of the plot, that the case could not have been solved in exactly the same way by the police, who seemed competent. I w
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Chocolaa
اممممممممممم اعشق روايات اجاثا كريستي

وهاذي الرواية كانت فاتحة العشق والعلاقة الي بيني وبين اجاثا كريستي ... السبب الي يخليني احب اجاثا كريستي اني احس في رواياتها روح مرحة على الرغم من انها روايات جريمة

لا تسألوني شلوووون بس جذي ... روايات اجاثا كريستي فيه روح مرحة لا تخطأ ... شخصياتها فيهم غرابة اطوار عجيييبة

يعني مس ماربل مثلا ... عجووووز غير متزوجة تعشق حديقتها الصغيرة...و تدس انفها في كل المشاكل والقضايا ...وكل شخص تقابلة تلاقي له شخص يشبهه في قريتها الصغيرة سينت ميري ميد ... وكل قضية تواجهها
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Sophie Hannah
One of Agatha's best, I think. A very clever, simple solution that makes you look back on everything that's gone before and see it in a different light. Miss Marple's hardly in it, so it doesn't really feel like a Miss Marple book, but there's so much good stuff in it, you don't really mind. Mrs Dane Calthrop, the vicar's wife, is a wonderful character.
☯Emily
Lovely reread. This is listed as a Ms. Marple story, but she plays a minimal role and doesn't even appear until the last 30 pages.

I really enjoyed the narrator, Jerry Burton. He was wounded during World War II and is recovering. His doctor told him to go rest in a quiet English village where little happens. The village that Jerry and his sister decide to live in is not a quiet village. Instead, there are a series of poison pen letter being sent to various citizens. This is followed up by a suici
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Cheryl
Agatha Christie wrote THE MOVING FINGER during the horrific long nights of bombings in nineteen forty-three. The circumstances may have influenced her choice of narrator, Jerry Burton, an RAF pilot injured in a crash that would require six months recovery in a quiet, provencial town away from London. Doctor's orders!

Jerry's sister, Joanna, chose Lymstock and Little Furze as the ideal town and rented home for the convalescent. Upon arrival, two plot lines came to the new address: one was an anony
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Durdles
I must have read this as a teenager in Devon during the 1970s but the fact that it was so obviously set down the road on the edge of Dartmoor completely passed me by at the time. I did see Agatha Christie in her garden at Greenway while on a boat trip down the river Dart from Totnes around that time - she was pointed out by the man on the public address system causing the whole party to swing round and stare in unison - but I was more concerned by the fact that my mother had somehow mixed up my ...more
Ririn
4.5 stars

Actually, maybe the book really deserved a 5 stars from me, since it managed to spin me around too! But I was upset because I was so sure of my suspect from the beginning that I was put out when it turned out otherwise. Haha...speaking of ego here. Think I am so clever this time to spot the right villain. After all the Agatha Christie's books that I read, seems that I still haven't learn my lesson :( which is never suspect the obvious!!
Lou Robinson
I haven't read an Agatha Christie for years, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, as I'm an avid fan of Joan Hickson as Marple, only a couple of paragraphs in, I remembered which episode was based on The Moving Finger and therefore whodunit! Never mind, was still an entertaining and (thankfully following on from Wolf Hall) a quick read.
أسمى.
رواية رائعة جدًا. كلّ محورها مثير جدًا وغامض. إضافةً إلى ذلك تلك الجوانب الرومانسية الحياتية اللذيذة.. كأول كتاب اقرأه للكاتبة العظيمة فهو بحق رائع وبصدد قراءة المزيد من كتب هذه الكاتبة إن شاء الله .
Lobstergirl
May 13, 2011 Lobstergirl rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rand Paul
Silly and misogynistic, relievedly short. My moving finger moved rapidly through the pages.
Nancy Oakes
I must say, I didn't like this one as well as I thought I would. For one thing, Miss Marple has only a very small role here. On the other hand, it is only the 3rd full-length novel featuring Miss Marple so maybe her creator hadn't really fleshed out her character yet.

Brief synopsis: This story is told in first-person mode by one Jerry Burton, who was a pilot for the RAF and crashed his plane. He is prescribed quiet rest, so he rents a house in the small village of Lymstock along with his sister
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Chana
I liked this story better than other Miss Marple stories, mostly because she is a minor character and doesn't show up until the end. She does her usual thing of offering the correct explanation using information that the rest of us didn't interpret correctly. Usually that irritates me as the story is written so that the reader and other characters in the book can't make the intuitive leap that Miss Marple does, but in this case she actually points out something that I could have thought of mysel ...more
فنافن
لا أملك ما أقول بخصوص المؤلفة البارعة ..
ولكن هذه الرواية جميلة جداً لأن أحداثها انعطفت في مسار غير متوقع أبداً ..؛
تُفاجئنا أجاثا كريستي دائماً في حبكتها المتقنة ..

ولكن هذه الرواية لها نكهة مميزة؛
An Odd1
http://books.google.ca/books?id=UMgk5... Sample. Screen version starts trashy, booze and bare skin, but later costumes are lovely. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMoTOn...

I'd forgotten how funny is this introduction to eternally elderly Miss Marple, even to the last words "Joanna's little joke" p181. (view spoiler) Page one, I remembered who penned vicious letters that
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Adela C.
"Una dintre cărțile mele de care am rămas atașată este „Mâna ascunsă”. Unele romane nu trec testul timpului – pentru mine, însă, acesta îl trece cu brio."
Agatha Christie

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La recomandarea doctorului, Jerry Burton se mută pentru câteva luni în liniștitul orășel Lymstock împreună cu sora lui, pentru a se recupera după un accident aviatic. Doctorul îl sfătuiește să se implice în bârfele locale și să-și bage „nasul cu interes și curiozitate în treburile vecinilor” săi. Dar Jerry va găsi orice, numa
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Mike
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Duncan
You know what, everybody? When I started obsessively reading Agatha Christie/Miss Marple books about about a month ago, I was embarrassed. I knew you people would look down your noses at me for reading "Mystery novels." The kindest thing you might have said was, "Oh, well, Teater is in a beach reading phase -- hope he's back to the classics by September." More likely, you would have wondered what happened to me -- maybe some sort of swimming accident that deprived my brain of oxygen just long en ...more
Shannon
Hats off to this one. Entertaining -- village gossip, anonymous letter writer -- I had thought up to the end that the mystery was quite transparent. Murder mysteries do have archetypes and tend to follow a set formula, but Christie delivers pure entertainment. One must get past the archaic love affairs - she seems awkward when bringing two lovers, one of them usually very stiff and reserved in emotion, together. Not a lot of the title character, either. I find that her novels that allow for a na ...more
Julie
Third book in my ongoing "re-read Miss Marple" project. She was offstage for most of this one, with the main character/sleuth the injured pilot Jerry Burton, recuperating in the village of Lymstock with the help of his sister Joanna. A series of poisoned pen letters leads to a more shocking crime. As a side note, Mrs. Dane Calthrop, the vicar's wife, is one of only a handful of Christie characters who appear in both a series (Marple) and a standalone novel (The Pale Horse, one of my favorites). ...more
Mohamed Ateaa
رواية في الريف
ومس ماربل هذه المرة
والطيار الذي يتعافي في قرية في الريف الانجليزي
واخته المهووسة
ورسائل الفضائح المشينة
ورواية اخري من روايات اجاثا كريستي
هي ممتعة لكنها ليست الافضل

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يناير 2014
Carolyn
Jerry Burton, the protagonist and recently injured RAF pilot, moves to the countryside village of Lymstock with his sister Joanna to relax and recover. Here, he is not met with slow-paced living and quaint gossip but a mystery of anonymous letters accusing residents -- and himself and his sister -- of despicable deeds. Miss Marple takes the backseat in this book, hardly appearing at all in this mystery except at the end to tie the story together with a neat bow. She brought a Freudian/Jungian el ...more
Matteo Botto
È il primo libro che leggo della Christie e ne sono rimasto affascinato.
Ora capisco perché dicono che sia la regina del giallo.
Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
It was a nice story alright but not a good detective story. There was a shade of excitement in the background but it's not much audible. There isn't much detection in the normal sense. But I liked the love story of Megan and Burton. It was sweet romance. And Miss Marple appears almost to the end of the story,and not much importance is given to her. So this book seems to have been developed more like a normal story than as a thriller. It seems to be something Agatha Christie has been doing in man ...more
David
I guess I'm getting frustrated with Agatha Christie and her "Miss Marple" series. "The Moving Finger" is the third in that series. I have no idea why. "Why what," you ask? Well, why it's called a "Miss Marple Mystery," I answer. There is no reference to Miss Marple until the end of Chapter 9 (about 69% of the way through the book -- and note that the book ends where my Kindle says 93% complete since there's the usual filler at the end). She makes her first appearance in the next chapter where sh ...more
Christine
Siblings Jerry and Joanna move to the country to help Jerry recuperate from an injury. As they adjust to the slow country life, they receive an anonymous letter accusing them to be lovers. They soon discover that many residents are receiving anonymous letters (with incorrect accusations). Things become serious when the solicitor's wife commits suicide after the paternity of her son is challenged. The local police try to figure out what is going on, but when the vicar's wife calls in her old, dea ...more
Patrick Hayes
A short mystery where the famous detective, Miss Marple, doesn't even appear until the last 50 pages! This was a neat story of gossip run amuck in a small village in 1942 England. The protagonist is convalescing, from a plane crash, Jerry Burton, who with his sister Joanna have rented a house in Lymstock, so that he can relax. In the first chapter, Joanna receives an annoymous letter full of slanderous comments. The letter is thrown away, but when other characters are introduced, it seems that t ...more
Patricia Rodrigues
Mais um livro que leio de Agatha Christie, que me prende a leitura, na ânsia de querer descobrir o culpado, mas sou fraca "investigadora".

Jerry Burton, após ter tido um grave acidente de aviação, e por recomendação do médico, decide ir para uma aldeia pacata, juntamente com Joanna, a sua irmã, para se restabelecer. Os dois partem então para Lymstock, uma sossegada vila, no entanto, o que eles julgavam ser um meio calmo, acaba por se tornar num grande mistério, com o recebimento de cartas anónima
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