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review 2018-03-21 11:33
Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie

One of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries. The story is told from the pov of the Vicar, but Miss Marple is viewed as an older woman who knows all that is happening in the area and keeps track of all those who live around her. She can tell what they are wearing, what they are carrying and who they are with. The inspector sent out to investigate the murder of the Colonel refuses to let anyone tell him anything no matter how hard they might try and he has an obvious bias against women so that he doesn't like them very much. It makes him seem incompetent in his investigation. He then needs the help of the Vicar to find the truth because he does take time to listen to the women and dismisses them. There are unsigned notes being sent around that are meant to cause problems with people and spouses. 


I had been listening to this, over reading it and feel that there was much I may have missed through listening over reading. I will be revisiting the story in the written form so I can see what I may have missed. I did enjoy the story and the movement of people through the village and the hunting to find the truth. 


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review 2018-03-20 19:36
Murder is Easy
Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie

I´m afraid the story of Luke Fitzwilliam and his search for a mass murderer in the small English village of Wychwood isn´t my favorite Christie.


Which is a shame, because the last third of the book and the solution of the murder were really, really good and I enjoyed them immensely. Agatha Christie knows how to mess with her readers.


Unfortunately I had to drag through two hundred boring pages before getting to the good stuff, in which Luke is interrogating the residents of Wychwood while falling in love with Bridget for no apparent reason at all. I liked neither of the two main characters and Luke has to be the most moronic police officer ever. Not caring about the characters has made this book a much less enjoyable read than some of Christies other novels.


It still was a fun read, despite it not being my favorite mystery by Agatha Christie. But in my opinion Murder is Easy not as good as some of her other books.


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text 2018-03-20 17:34
Reading progress update: I've read 207 out of 320 pages.
Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie

I wonder why Lord Whitfield isn´t on Luke´s suspect list? And why hasn´t Luke considered him just once of being the suspect?


Apparently Bridget, the female part of the half-baked lovestory, keeps distracting his thought processes. Not that they are an item just yet. But Luke is in love and honestly, I don´t get why.

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review 2018-03-19 11:06
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop

I like this series. I particularly like reading about how the others think about humans, “meat,” I find that very funny in a disturbing way.

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review 2018-03-19 03:29
Dial Meow For Murder
Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery) - Bethany Blake

This is book 2 in the series by Bethany Blake. It is Halloween and Daphne has moved into the old caretaker's cabin. She has shown up at the old Flynt Mansion to help sell her dog treats to help raise funds for the dog rescue. Her mother is having a fit in the mansion as the owner cannot be found and her cat is running around and the place is a mess. Finally, Daphne, trying to catch the cat finds the body of Lillian Flynt and then takes in her terror of a cat. 


She and Jonathon are becoming better friends and he has formed a good relationship with Artie and Axis (the two dogs from the previous book that she convinced him to adopt). His ex-wife has moved to the area and seems to be trying to have a relationship with him. Her sometimes boyfriend is trying to have a serious conversation with him. 


Along the way, she finds another body and finds the real murderer. 


Pretty good story and Daphne is starting to become more dependable, but still flighty. I do recommend reading the stories in order and there is a 3rd book on the way in the spring. 


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