The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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.

 

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These are the initial eight volumes in what will grow to 24 over two years in Black Dogƒ¯‚¿‚½s new "Agatha Christie Collection." The books are all decent-quality hardcovers for a bargain price ... Read full review

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Time for a re-read of the first Miss Marple novel, first published in 1930. Since it doesn't appear in my early 1970s Book Log, which ends in early 1976, I surmise that I read it sometime before Miss ... Read full review

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

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