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)
I weirdly have some Miss Marple in paperback format and some that are not. I have no idea why. So realizing that I had this on my bookshelf, I decided to read it for Halloween Bingo. This was done really well. Christie starts the book off with us following an Inspector Nettle to figure out who murde...
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 ...
Same old good Agatha Cristie book. Easy read and impossible to be put down. I really missed reading the Agatha Cristie books :D
...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...