The Murder at the Vicarage
The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been... show more
The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been dispatched in the clergyman's study, no less. But the picturesque English village of St Mary Mead is overpopulated with suspects. There is of course the faithless Mrs Protheroe; and there is of course her young lover -- an artist, to boot.Perhaps more surprising than the revelation of the murderer is the detective who will crack the case: 'a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner.' Miss Jane Marple has arrived on the scene, and crime literature's private men's club of great detectives will never be the same.
Publish date: March 17th 2009
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
CYKL: "PANNA MARPLE" (TOM 1)"Morderstwo na plebanii" otwiera cykl książek Christie, której główną bohaterką jest Panna Marple. Owe Morderstwo to też - można by rzec - pierwsza "sprawa" miłej starszej Pani. Może też dlatego jest w tej książce tak mało panny Marple...Wydarzenia opowiadane są głównie z...
My first Miss Marple story was tremendous fun, although I do wish she'd gotten a little more face time. I have to spoiler tag most of my review though. [spoiler] OK the guilty parties definitely took me by surprise. Like Inspector Slack, I was completely taken in by the false confessions and the ...
"The Murder At The Vicarage" is a sparkling virtual locked room mystery, filled with benevolent humour and illuminated by the first appearance of the formidable Miss Marple. Perhaps it's because I've only seen Miss Marple in TV series and in films but I expected her to be in the first scene ...
I don’t feel the need to do an actual review for this one, so instead I’ll just say that Jane Marple is my favorite character that ever came out of Agatha Christie’s mind. As the good vicar said: If I were at any time to set out on a career of deceit, it would be of Miss Marple that I should be afr...
The first Miss Marple mystery that showcases a different Miss Marple than the one I am used to. This one seems nosy and at times to have ill meanings/feelings. However, in the end we get to see our first glimpse of Nemesis in action with her wanting the person or persons responsible for the murder o...