The Body in the Library
It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains... show more
It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple short stories (#3)
Another theme of my summer reading this year: favorite older mysteries, and unread mysteries by Christie. This is one I'd never read. Before we can figure out whodunnit, we have to figure out whatthehellisthisbodydoinghere? Personal copy
It always astonishes me how Agatha Christie still manages to surprise us all with her intricate plots, written over 70 years ago. Truly the best in her genre!
Obsidian Blue & I have both been reading the Poirot mysteries, and as it happens, she read Miss Marple last year. I'm going in reverse order & will be reading Miss Marple next year. However, my family was looking for an Agatha to listen to on our vacation, & this one was relatively short (a little...
It has been awhile since I have read a Miss Marple mystery. I enjoyed this one very much. I forget how humorous Agatha Christie is as she portrays a village's people and their gossip. Very tongue-in-cheek. I like the lightness of her prose. This is a fun read.
Miss Marple is a great character and very different in the books than the picture I have in mind from the numerous movie versions. The plot was well-thought out and had a surprising twist at the end - in retrospective, like always with Mrs Christie, it all made perfect sense.