4.50 from Paddington
For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from... show more
For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.
But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.
Publish date: 2002
Pages no: 221
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.