خداع المرايا (Miss Marple #6)
Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortun ...more
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We begin with Miss Marple enjoying a few moments with a dear friend from boarding school days. Ruth now lives in America, but her sister lives in England, and after visiting her, Ruth has a suspicion something isn’t right–so ...more
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"They do it with mirrors" is what magicians do, figuratively speaking - misdirection. This is what murderers do, too.
And mystery writers.
Having said that, They Do It with Mirrors reads like a Christie-by-numbers novel, written by rote like a facsimile of previous work with just a few of the words rearranged. The characters, the setting, the plot and the outcome, it's all been done before.
I haven't read too many Miss Marple's. The old dear and the settings/situations she's placed in are quite quaint and not entirely my cup of tea. Having said that, I wo ...more
But, anyway, I loved that character Edgar Lawson, because he was supposed to be a schizophrenic. However, my absolute favourite was Walter Hudd! This somewhat comes from the magnificent character in the serie (played by Elliot Cowan - note the coffee sc ...more
It's a Marple novel, and I generally do prefer other detectives (it just frustrates me that part of the solution is based on those comparisons with someone on St. Mary Mead), but I don't think that's enough to explain why this book failed to captivate me the way others have.
I think part of it was that I just didn't care about the characters all that much. I especially didn't care a ...more
Does this means that I am getting better at reading the clues? ;-)
Though I was a bit apprehensive to pick up this book as it is the 6th in a series, I got to say I didn't really have trouble following save for some St Mary Mead references here and there.
This was my first Miss Marple story and it certainly wouldn't be the last. But I think I would need some time to get used to the sweet old Miss Marple. She's a detective in the most unconventional sense possible, she can be easily dismissed as a silly old lady, and Miss Jane Marple is smart enough to use tha...more
While what I would call the "first part", that is, until the main murder is committed, is long and tedious, the second one moves on faster and the end is really fast paced. I found this aspect reflected in the chapters; being long the first ones and becoming shorter approaching the end. In this sense, I believe that this tale could be told in a fewer pages or even maybe a short story.
On the other hand, there are some as ...more
They Do It With Mirrors is a short and fun mystery where, as usual, the solution and the murderer are definitely shocking and quite impossible to guess. Actually, I did have my suspicions about who did it, and I was right, but I only had vague ideas. The solution ...more
Como ya dije en la mi review para "Asesinato en el Nilo", Agatha Christie es una de mis escritoras favoritas. El truco de los espejos es un baile de intriga y misterio que como su excelente título descri ...more
Miss Marple decide visitar a Carrie Luise, su amiga de la juventud, por sugerencia de su hermana Ruth, la cual está muy preocupada aunque no conoce la causa.
Al llegar Miss Marple nota que los miembros de la familia (tres generaciones) no se llevan muy bien entre ellos, luego presencia un ataque de locura de unos de los personajes mientras que por algún lado de la casa se comete un asesinato. Para luego enterarse que Carrie Luise es enven ...more
What I realized reading this book that I admire most about Agatha's writing* is her character development. Her books are rarely, if ever, more than 200 pages long, yet I know the characters. She sometimes relies on superficial characterizing tricks or stereotypes to make yo ...more
Una famiglia allargata, con nipoti, figli e figliastri, popola la villa e tutti i personaggi, sempre ben caratterizzati dalla Christie, sono potenziali colpevoli.
Come al solito la trama è complessa e non è facile arrivare alla soluzione (anche se questa volta, cosa rara, ho intuito chi fosse il colpevole) c ...more
There is the truly unexciting prose style, the dreadful exposition-heavy dialogue, the characters that strive even for two-dimensions, and plots which – to quote Raymond Chandler – “only a halfwit could guess” the solution.
And yet when I pick up a copy I don’t end up slamming it into a wall in frustration at its various shortcomings.
I guess that the prose style is just competent enough, and the array of characters (chinless wonders all) archetypal enough for the rea ...more
Characters: Miss Jane Marple, Lewis Serrocold, Carrie Louise.
Abstract: Miss Jane Marple helps pal Carrie Louise, invited by worried Sister Ruth to Stonygates, where arrested boys rehabilitate. Foundation trustee Christian is shot dead in the guest room while paranoid Edgar shoots at Carrie's husband nearby. After more deaths, Jane sees illusions. They Do It with Mirrors original Murder with Mirrors.
عنوان یک: «قتل در آینه»، ...more
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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 ...more