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4:50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie
4:50 from Paddington
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For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs. McGillicuddy's friend Jane... show more
For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs. McGillicuddy's friend Jane Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there are no other witnesses, no suspects, and no case -- for there is no corpse, and no one is missing. Miss Marple asks her highly efficient and intelligent young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow to infiltrate the Crackenthorpe family, who seem to be at the heart of the mystery, and help unmask a murderer.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B000FC1PLQ
Publisher: William Morrow
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 4.50 From Paddington (What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw)
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...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 4:50 from Paddington
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...
The Quilty Reader
The Quilty Reader rated it
4.0 Satisfying narration by Joan Hickson
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...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
4.5 Audio and Kindle
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 ...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
5.0 4:50 from Paddington
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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