A Pocket Full of Rye
In this ingeniously plotted Christie classic, a child's nursery rhyme holds three clues to find a cunning killer when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder.
The shocking thing about Rex Fortescue's murder was that the contemptible tycoon wasn't knocked off sooner. But when two less-deserving souls fall prey to a killer, Miss Jane Marple feels the need to investigate. The only link appears to be buried in a not-so-innocent verse.
So, what's the rhyme or reason behind the playful hint? The answer draws the shrewd sleuth into the heart of a family secret -- and an increasingly menacing game that's anything but child's play.
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Review: A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7)User Review - Ines - Goodreads
A business man called Rex Fortescue is poisoned to death and it is found that he had rye in his pocket. Gladys, the maid of the house, once worked for Miss Marple, which spikes her curiosity and makes ... Read full review
Review: A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7)User Review - Fiona - Goodreads
Really enjoyed my first Agatha Christie. Every few pages I'd start feeling smug and clued up, but when all was revealed, the culprit came as a complete shock. Miss Marple, I am not - but it's surprisingly fun being outsmarted. Read full review