The Moving Finger
Publish date: April 15th 1987
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: Miss Marple (#4)
The small town of Lymstock gets terrorized by a person, who sends out poison pen letters to the inhabitants of the village. At first the villagers consider the letters to be of no importance, but this changes when one of the recipients of the letters dies. I neither loved The Moving Finger nor did...
I read this one for Terror in a Small Town. It would also work for: Amateur Sleuth, Country House Mystery, Murder Most Foul and, also, Cozy Mystery. Someone is terrorizing the village of Lymstock with poison pen letters, and everyone has received one! The letters are threatening, and accuse the in...
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...
The moving finger is interesting as it is billed as a Miss Marple novel, and indeed Miss Marple does play a significant role in solving the mystery, but more than two thirds of the story is over before she makes her first appearance.As with all Christie novels, the real star of the novel are the peo...
This one is my favorite in this series so far, but I'll likely say that about the next one as well. I'm a little disappointed that this one sticks to one person's POV, Jerry Burton in this case. It's a little odd that we, the readers, never learn what the letters say, but enough is said that we ca...