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الأصبع المتحرك (Miss Marple #4)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  16,015 Ratings  ·  856 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 July 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
May 30, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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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Nandakishore Varma
May 28, 2016 Nandakishore Varma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This one has romance and mystery in equal amounts: for a change, I found the mystery only so-so, but I loved the romance!
Chocolaa
Oct 13, 2009 Chocolaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 01, 2015 Sophie Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ivonne Rovira
Feb 26, 2016 Ivonne Rovira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I saw the two-part BBC episode of The Moving Finger decades ago, and, as with all of the Mystery episodes featuring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot or Joan Hickson as Miss Jane Marple, I adored it.

Even so, the years had taken their toll, and I had quite forgotten much of the plot. So this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization came as a lovely reminder. Very well done, and someday — although not soon — I shall have to actually read the book.
Paula
Aug 05, 2016 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this one! The mystery itself wasn't too surprising but I loved Jerry Burton, the narrator. His observations were just as funny as those of the vicar in The Murder at the Vicarage.
Euge
Apr 16, 2016 Euge rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Le doy un 2 porque fue corto y no me quito demasiado tiempo leerlo pero uff me aburrió bastante la verdad. Primero que nada debo admitir que esperaba algo bastante mas entretenido porque Agatha Christie no me había decepcionado antes asi que mis expectativas eran un poco altas. Aclarado esto empecemos!

Los personajes principales (una pareja de hermanos) me gustaron mucho, tienen una relación genial y divertida a pesar de todo el drama y el misterio que los rodea. Los demás personajes los odié, to
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Lobstergirl
May 13, 2011 Lobstergirl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rand Paul
Silly and misogynistic, relievedly short. My moving finger moved rapidly through the pages.
Durdles
May 13, 2013 Durdles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
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
غزل أدم
ترجمة دار الخلود جريمة نكراء
الأخطاء اللغوية لا تعد ولا تحصى
ظهور مس ماربل كان خافت
على كل حال كانت تجربة ممتعة نوعاً ما
☯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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Book Concierge
2.5**

The fourth installment in the Miss Marple series has the reader visiting the small village of Lymstock. Jerry Burton has come to the quiet town along with his sister, to recuperate from a bad accident. But they are greeted with a vitriolic anonymous letter, and soon discover that someone has been sending such poison pen missives to most of the women in town. The local solicitor’s wife commits suicide after one such note … or does she?

This is an intricately plotted mystery, but Miss Marple d
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Em
3.5 stars.
Had read it in my childhood, and now listened to the dramatized BBC version. Quite a small book which lasted only 140 min, but I enjoyed the story. Remembered the killer halfway through, but had forgotten the finer details.
Typical Christie mystery settings - small village, inquisitive people, vicar and wife, a friend of Marple's who seeks her help when a suicidal death following receipt of a poison pen letter occurs. Police and Marlow are looking out for the letter either in their own
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Anwen
Jan 02, 2016 Anwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite Miss Marple. Whilst reading as a cozy, chatty memoir, Christie builds in an unsettling feeling of normality skewed, where distrust becomes the norm and neighbour suspects neighbour. The emotions surrounding a poison pen outbreak are deftly captured, with some interesting digressions into idleness and innovation, and the cause of Goneril and Regan's nastiness. Miss Marple hardly appears, but this does not matter in a book where Megan, Joanna and Jerry himself shine in the firmament. ...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
Nov 13, 2013 Lou Robinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Natira
Sep 17, 2016 Natira rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2,5 *
Den Krimiplot und einige der Nebencharaktere mochte ich, aber für einen Miss-Marple-Roman war mir diese nicht präsent genug. Allerdings arrangiere ich mich ja langsam mit dieser "Eigenschaft" der Miss-Marple-Romane. Hier kam aber hinzu, dass Miss Marple bezogen auf den Fall zu wenig mit dem Erzähler - und mir als Leser - interagierte, ich fühlte mich zu sehr "außen vor". Dass ich später ihre Schlussfolgerungen und Lösung hören durfte, half da auch nicht. Zumal die ermittelnden Beamten aus e
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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 .
Meriana
Sep 13, 2016 Meriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: agatha-christie
Buku yg sangat manis dengan teka-tekinya yang cukup mendalam.

Sangat menyukai beberapa tokoh di buku ini--Joanna, Megan, dan tentu saja tokoh utamanya, Jerry Burton. Meski di novel ini ada Ms. Marple, tapi untuk pertama kalinya saya nggak keberatan kalo si Oma yang instingnya mengenai tindak kriminal begitu cemerlang itu hanya nongol sedikit di akhir cerita. Mungkin karena sudah ada 3 karakter di atas itu yg membawa jalan cerita menjadi begitu menarik, cair, dan menyenangkan (meski nuansa krimina
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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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Duncan
Aug 22, 2010 Duncan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Abeer
Aug 14, 2016 Abeer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!

Finished it in a day because it's an easy mystery to be solved. I liked the narrator, Mr. Burton, but this didn't feel like a Miss Marple mystery! She was MIA most of the time. It's more of a stand alone than a part of the series. However, the characters were funny and witty!
Marwa Mohamed
#أجاثا_كريستي ماذا يجب ان اقول عنها ؟!
كيف استطيع وصف الحاله الخاصه الممتعه المشوقه التى تسيطر عليا عندما ابحر فى عالمها، بين طيات صفحتها تكمن حاله وهاله فريده من نوعها ..!!
تكمن شخصيات كتبت باحترافيه ، افكار مشوقه مليئه بالمفاجاءت ، احداث تلهث ورائها بشده لمعرفه السر والنهايه .. لتأتى النهايه قاضيه على جميع توقعاتك .. وعلى جميع شكوكك وظنونك وافكارك ..
فى روايتها الفريده #الاصابع_المتحركة تاخذنا أجاثا كريستى فى رحله الى قريه بسيطه يسودها الهدوء والطمأنينه مكان مميز لقضاء وقت الاستجمام لبطل الروايه
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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
Aug 21, 2010 فنافن rated it it was amazing
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؛
Cata
Jan 14, 2015 Cata rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Opinião em vídeo http://youtu.be/ak4sic3bmGA
astaliegurec
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
An Odd1
Jan 01, 2015 An Odd1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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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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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Miss Marple (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
  • The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple, #2)
  • The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
  • A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)
  • They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple, #6)
  • A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7)
  • 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)
  • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple, #9)
  • A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10)
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