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 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1)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