The Body in the Library
When the body of a beautiful blonde is found in the library of Gossington Hall, the rumor-mongers run wild. And just what the young woman was doing in the quiet village is what Miss Jane Marple means to discover, as she sets a clever trap for a ruthless killer. Christie's works are published in... show more
When the body of a beautiful blonde is found in the library of Gossington Hall, the rumor-mongers run wild. And just what the young woman was doing in the quiet village is what Miss Jane Marple means to discover, as she sets a clever trap for a ruthless killer. Christie's works are published in 44 languages.
Publish date: September 16th 2003
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple short stories (#3)
“What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one's house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean.” This is a Marple story, but I love the book nonetheless. The story follows the typical Christie formula - the impossible murder and a cast of suspects who...
This is my first Miss Marple book and I was a wee disappointed that she wasn't in it more. I haven't read a "cozy" murder mystery in a really long time, if ever, and it was a lot slower than I am used it. It was really good though and I was quite surprised at the end when the murderer was revealed. ...
Enjoyable, but too short for my liking.
I´ve got to admit, I admire Miss Marple´s deductive skills. I wouldn´t be able to solve a single one of her cases (even if there were enough clues to work with). Sitting in a corner, knitting and listening and watching closely what´s going on around her, that how she does it. Yet with this book, I w...
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