The Murder at the Vicarage

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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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User Review  - vintagebeckie - LibraryThing

The Murder at The Vicarage was the first book Agatha Christie wrote featuring small village sleuth Miss Marple. As such she has a somewhat minor, yet critical presence in the novel. The book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic) - Goodreads

Author: Agatha Christie Published: 01/09/2006 (first published 1930) Recommended for: fans of murder mystery novels A really great Miss Marple novel, no matter how many time I read Miss Marple books I ... 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. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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