The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple #9)
It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But whilst the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows - even the m ...more
We are back in St. Mary Mead of Much Benham, but this time, the outside world encroaches in, what with the development around th ...more
This was my second Miss Marple audiobook in a few months. I enjoy listening to Christie's novels on audio - the readers are always excellent and the mysteries are not so taxing tha ...more
وكم كبير من القتلى في هذه الرواية..
جريمة تقع في قصر السيدة بانتري السابق وهي صديقة السيدة ماربل (إذا تذكرون وقعت أحداث رواية جثة في المكتبة في ذلك القصر )
حيث وصلت ممثلة شهيرة تدعى مارينا ..وزوجها وحاشيتها الكبيرة ..
وخلال حفل خيري يقام في القصر .. تقتل السيدة بادكوك ..وهي سيدة لطيفة وثرثارة يبدو أن هناك ماضيا يربطها بالممثلة مارينا غريغ ..
وتتوالي الأحداث لتحلها لنا في النهاية السيدة ماربل ..
*كنت متوقعة النهاية ربما لم أحل كل أوجه الجريمة ولكن لب الموضوع خطر ببالي ..
مملة قليلا ..ربما لأن ...more
Having more than enough of the patronizing attentions of her live-in companion, Miss Knight, Jane Marple decides to go out for a stroll. While exploring the newest intrusion of suburban expansion called "The Development," the old spinster slips on some loose stones and takes a tumble. Heather Badcock, one of the new residents, helps Miss Marple and invites in her for a nice cup of tea to recover from the shock. There she learns that Mrs. Badcock is a bi ...more
I also thought some loose ends weren't tied up, like who exactly killed the few people who died at the end. Was it the murderer? Why were those people killed? (I kn ...more
But I digress, the mystery in this book begins when a movie star moves in to Miss Marple's quiet village and then people start dropping like flies. I ...more
I am giving 3 stars only because from pg 162 to 345, I kept hoping to change my view or atleast get confused, but I was not. All those pages were unnecessary to me.
Well, here is a very strong clue to the mystery for all the readers reading this comment, but, I couldn't stop myself.
A famous film star, Marina Gregg, and her director husband have taken up residence in Miss Marple’s village, St. Mary Mead, bringing the usual celebrity gossip and ...more
This is a Miss Marple. I used to dislike Miss Marple – she always seems so smug – but she's grown on me. I may even like h ...more
a. Refresh the teenage memory lane, where Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, Carolyne Keene and the likes were gods for an avid fiction reader like me
b. To assess on how different my view would be if I read this book now as compared to few years back when I had read it as a teen
Agatha Christie is evergreen and her charm does not lessen with the time. She again brings her best with Miss Marple. Since this is once of those mysteries whose timeline is somewhe ...more
En este libro en especial me gustó la referencia al poema de la Dama de Shalott, el poema de Tenysson que para mí resulta tan importante porque Agus me lo leyo en una ocasión. El ritmo del mismo se siente en la boca, desde el momento en que lo pronuncias... pero no es del poema del que quería hablar (sin embargo el libro tiene puntos por habermelo r ...more
Marina Gregg (manic-depressive movie star) and her husband Jason "Jinks" Rudd (famous director) purchase the old Victorian manor Gossington Hall from Dolly Bantry. On the other side of St. Mary Mead is a new "development" where lives Heather Badcock who once many years ago had snuck out of her sick bed to meet Mari ...more
Il villaggio di St. Mary Mead è in grande fermento. Marina Gregg, una delle più famose dive di Hollywood ha infatti deciso di trasfersi proprio in questa piacevole località e, per l'occasione, ha invitato tutta la cittadinanza a visitare la sua nuova magione. L'avvenimento però si svolge in maniera completamente diversa dal previsto: una delle ospiti, Heather Badcock, muore infatti nel corso del ricevimento e l'autopsia rivela infatti che è stata avvelenata. Interrogati sull'avvenimento, alcuni...more
In addition to doing her usual stuff, she also has the foresight to make this more clever. How so? Well, set it in the location of a place that featured in an earlier mystery, including some of the same people from a previous novel! Furthermore, having a film star directly involved in the action. You see, movies are our premier narrative vehicle in this day and age. It's where all the real advances in na ...more
The murder takes place at Gossington Hall, the newly acquired home of Marina Gregg, a temperamental movie star. Could the drink actually have been m ...more
Susan tells me these belong to a sub-genre they call "tea cozies." Sounds a bit twee, doesn't it? I'm listing them with the more hard-boiled fare by Raymond Chandler to serve as counterweight.
I was amazed by how sens ...more
Interesting to have an aging but capable detective. Everything is rather sedate, in consequence...
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