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
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.
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 ...