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Elspeth McGillicuddy was not a woman usually given to hallucinations. But when she witnesses what appears to be a woman being strangled on a train and no-one else sees it, no-one reports it and no corpse is found she turns to her old friend Jane Marple to help solve the puzzle. Marple asks her... show more
Elspeth McGillicuddy was not a woman usually given to hallucinations. But when she witnesses what appears to be a woman being strangled on a train and no-one else sees it, no-one reports it and no corpse is found she turns to her old friend Jane Marple to help solve the puzzle. Marple asks her highly efficient and intelligent young acquaintance, Lucy Eyelesbarrow to infiltrate the Crackenthorpe family, who seem to be at the heart of the mystery, and help unmask a murderer.
Publish date: 1959
Publisher: London Book Club
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple
Ah Christie, you cunning minx you. I knew my earlier guess had low odds for being right, but I never saw that coming. I probably should have given the book a higher rating, but it started off slow and frankly, I don't feel confident yet that Christie didn't pull a rabbit out of her hat here. I ne...
I have watched the Margaret Rutherford movie adaption at least five times over the last two years, so I was pefectly aware who the murderer is going to be. But man, did I adore this book, or what? I really, really loved it. It was so much fun, especially Lucy Eyelesbarrow among the Crackenthorp crow...
This is narrated by Joan Hickson, who previously starred in the older Marple adaptations. Her voice is almost masculine, in the way that the voices of strong-willed elderly ladies can become masculine in later life. Miss Marple is deceiving - she is most emphatically not a fluttering, twittering o...
This morning I was trying to get a bunch of work finished and wanted to read an Agatha Christie that I saw someone else's post. I had read it when I was in high school and enjoyed it. I was re-reading it and still was taken by surprise at the ending. Miss Marple's friend is on her way to see her ...
Just when you think you know what's going on, she rips the rug right out from under you. A true master.
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