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Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
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Oct 31, 11

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Read on October 01, 2011, read count: 2

I'm not a huge fan of Miss Marple - I prefer Superintendent Battle and Tommy and Tuppence - but I enjoyed this book because she doesn't narrate it. I did not manage to solve the murder (either time I read it - how sad), although I picked up on some clues, but it is possible to do so; Christie gives you all the necessary facts. As a side note, the fact that the narrator is a vicar brings the state of the Anglican Church sadly to life and can be depressing and irritating. One interchange I did find profound was between Colonel Protheroe, a harsh disciplinarian, and the narrator.

"Well, I'm a just man. No one can deny that."

I did not speak, and he said sharply:

"Why don't you answer? A penny for your thoughts, man."

I hesitated, then decided to speak. "I was thinking," I said, "that when my time comes, I should be sorry if the only plea I had to offer was that of justice. Because it might mean that only justice would be meted out to me..."
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Agatha Christie
“I was thinking, that when my time comes, I should be sorry if the only plea I had to offer was that of justice. Because it might mean that only justice would be meted out to me.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage


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