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text 2019-09-29 05:58
Reading progress update: I've read 143 out of 317 pages.
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie

Inspector Neele looked with some interest at the mild, earnest face of the old lady who confronted him now at Yewtree Lodge. He had been in two minds at first how to treat her, but he quickly made up his mind. Miss Marple would be useful to him.


Good decision, Inspector. I love it how those police men need the help of good old Miss Marple to solve their cases.


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text 2019-09-28 06:13
Saturday Reads
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie
People Who Knock on the Door - Patricia Highsmith
The Amulet - Michael McDowell,Julia Whelan

Yes, I know, I´m a day late for a Friday Reads. Anyhow, I have three planned reads for this weekend. 


BrokenTune and I are buddy reading another one of Highsmith´s disturbing novels and I have to say, this is a particularly weird one. The main protagonist, who is a 17-year-old, gin and tonic drinking science enthusiast and the religious mad man his father has suddenly turned into is just the beginning. Reading this for:



Since the Highsmith isn´t what I would call light reading, I need something that is more charming and cozy. And a Miss Marple novel definitely fits that description, so I will be reading A Pocket Full of Rye for the following square:



And last but not least, I finished the amazing audiobook of Daphne Du Mauriers Rebecca yesterday. My next audiobook is going to be The Amulet by Michael McDowell, I hope it won´t be too scary. This book will fit this square:



Have a nice weekend and happy reading everyone :)

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text 2019-08-06 18:53
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers -- Miscellaneous
Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
Witching Hour (Lives Of The Mayfair Witches) - Anne Rice
Shining - Stephen King
The Raven - Gallery Books
Tales of Mystery and Madness - Edgar Allan Poe,Gris Grimly
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Dracula - Bram Stoker

These are books I've read, but my editions have other covers than those shown here ... which are so much more seasonal than mine!






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review 2018-09-22 18:37
Miss Marple Does it Again
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie

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 murdered Rex Fortescue and his second wife, Adele. Initially, it appears that Adele and the man who she is having an affair with are the perpetrators behind the crimes. When the maid is found strangled to death, Nettle is baffled by who is behind these crimes. Then enter, Miss Marple.

We find out that the maid, Gladys worked for Miss Marple, and once Miss Marple found out about her death, she arrives at home of the Fortescue's (Yewtree Lodge). 


This is Miss Marple at her best. She and Nettle work well together and even though Nettle is behind Miss Marple in figuring out who is the murderer and the reasons why, it was a fun book to read and try guess who did it and why. Without giving away the ending, I loved how Miss Marple fixates on the rightful murderer and the reasons why. 


Christie does a great job of setting up all of the characters before Miss Marple shows up. Sometimes I find myself bored with Marple or Poirot books until they show up, this was not one of those times. 


The setting of Yewtree Lodge is good and there are so many people who are viable suspects, Rex had two sons, a daughter, two daughters in laws and a general housekeeper that you are going to wonder if they are behind things or not. 


The ending doesn't give you a cut and dried solution though. Things are left at loose ends. You can guess what is going to happen next though. 


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text 2018-09-21 21:08
Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 256 pages.
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie

Wow three murders! I honestly didn’t know who did it and loved the solution!


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