Why did you choose this book?
This was the next pick for my personal book club, courtesy of my boss’s wife. It is my 2nd Christie mystery.
What’s it about?
This is a Miss Marple, and is considered the best of Christie’s novels focusing on Marple. The town newspaper announces a murder and the villagers show up to be entertained, not realizing an actual murder is afoot. A masked burglar is the victim and Miss Marple is called in to solve the case.
Other recommended reads?
Other Christie novels and Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries.
I liked this significantly better than the first Christie I read (The Secret Adversary, which was Christie’s 2nd book and the 1st Tommy & Tuppence). I thought it was strange that Miss Marple didn’t play a very large role in the book overall. I figured out part of the secret, but didn’t solve the entire mystery.
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