4:50 from Paddington
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.
Publish date: March 30th 2004
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple
I grew up a huge Miss Marple fan. I love anything that is remotely Miss Marple-y. Murder She Wrote, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, you name it, I have loved them. :D
On her way by train to visit her old friend Jane Marple for Christmas, Mrs Elspeth McGillicuddy is shocked to realise that she's witnessing a murder in the train running parallel. A tall, dark man in a dark coat is strangling a blond woman in a fur coat and there is nothing Mrs McGillicuddy can do. ...
Underwhelming, though enjoyable. My first Agatha Christie novel. I had no rhyme or reason in choosing this title. I literally just borrowed the first one available from Overdrive. I think I had expectations that it would be more dazzling, or exciting than it turned out. I appreciate, however, the ...
To my delight, I read this book while on a train. At one point another train did pull alongside us and I checked to make sure no one was getting murdered. Alas, my wish to live in a book remains a daydream. In case you haven't read the book, it opens with a woman on a train who sees a murder on th...
This has been one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels since the first time I read it. The premise of the novel fascinates me and Lucy absolutely fascinates me. The premise is that Mrs. McGillicuddy see a murder happen on a train that her train happens to be passing but when she reports it, there ...