A Pocket Full of Rye
Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple’s... show more
Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. . . .
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple (#7)
It was Miss Somers' turn to make the tea. Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of typists. She was no longer young and had a mild worried face like a sheep. The kettle was not quite boiling when Miss Somers poured the water on the tea, but poor Miss Somers was never quite sure when a ...
...when a beautiful, wild and charming man is the culprit. A complicated plot, the most common motive of it all and a sad end.
A Pocketful of Rye was first published in 1953, and is one of the Miss Marple novels. I never enjoy the Marples quite so much as I enjoy the Poirots, although I'm not sure why since I actually find Poirot annoying much of the time. This was a fun one, though. Christie builds her murders around the...
Sing a song of sixpence,A pocket full of rye.Four and twenty blackbirds,Baked in a pie.When the pie was opened,The birds began to sing;Wasn't that a dainty dish,To set before the king?The king was in his counting house,Counting out his money;The queen was in the parlour,Eating bread and honey.The ma...
I enjoyed it a lot. I really like Christie's style of writing. The whole plot makes me guess "who did it" while reading. And it is really nice concept to put such a person like Miss Marple between crime scenes and murder mysteries. I highly recommend it !