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review 2015-07-07 03:43
Lovely Reread
The Moving Finger - Agatha Christie

This is listed as a Ms. Marple story, but she plays a minimal role and doesn't even appear until the last 30 pages.


I really enjoyed the narrator, Jerry Burton. He was wounded during World War II and is recovering. His doctor told him to go rest in a quiet English village where little happens. The village that Jerry and his sister decide to live in is not a quiet village. Instead, there are a series of poison pen letter being sent to various citizens. This is followed up by a suicide and then a murder.


While all these mysterious events are taking place, Jerry falls in love and then has to wonder if his new love might be the letter writer. The love interest is sweet and innocent.


I enjoyed the book immensely. I was sure of the murderer all the way through the book, but I was wrong. Great job, Agatha!

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text 2015-07-07 03:28
Another Agatha Mystery
A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie

Another enjoyable reread. I remembered who the murderer was when one of the secondary characters was killed. However, I did not remember the entire plot or the reason for the murder. It is a good thing that Miss Marple was nosy and went to the scene of the crimes. I'm not sure the detective would have figured it out without her.

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review 2014-12-02 23:00
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence - Agatha Christie

Enjoyed this mystery by Agatha Christie even though I found the murder rather far-fetched. I couldn't determine how Dr. Calgary figured out the murderer since he didn't even have all the clues the reader had! I did like the idea that murders should be solved in order to help the innocent suspects. It must be devastating to be suspected of a crime by your family and friends with no way to prove your innocence.

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review 2014-02-04 00:59
The Fall of a Ruler
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles,J.E. Thomas

I have a wonderful translation of Oedipus Rex that is readable and understandable.  I loved both the story and the way it was translated into a spell-bounding drama.  Oedipus is the king of Thebes, a great and wise ruler. However, his parentage is unknown.  When Thebes begins to suffer famine, the oracles proclaim there is an unpunished murderer living there and the city must cleanse itself.  Oedipus is determined to find the murderer and punish that person.  It is then that his whole life begins to disintegrate.

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