I have a theory ever since a certain character has made its first appearance:
Mrs. Forrest is Mrs. Whittaker. I wonder why it hasn´t crossed Wimsey´s mind, that this might be the case.
I wonder if I´m right.
Bold and underlined means it is an upcoming read and strike through means I have read it or are in the process of reading it.
Darkest London: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Terror in a Small Town: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shifters: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Relics and Curiosities: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Spellbound: The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson
Murder Most Foul: The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr (a borrow from Moonlight!)
Slasher Stories: Thinner by Stephen King (Wild Card)
Genre: Horror: Salem's Lot by Stephen King
A Grimm Tale: Hunted by Megan Spooner
Romantic Suspense: The Search by Nora Roberts
Amateur Sleuth: A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
Creepy Carnivals: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Free Space: Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
13: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Fear the Drowning Deep: Cujo by Stephen King (Wild Card)
Diverse Voices: The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
Dead Lands: Feed by Mira Grant
Cryptozoologist: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Modern Masters of Horror: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
Doomsday: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Terrifying Women: Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Baker Street Irregulars: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Ghost Stories: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
New Release: Flight or Fright by by Stephen King
Southern Gothic: Tales from the Haunted South by Tiya Miles
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.