A Murder Is Announced
Miss Marple #5
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the best Miss Marple I’ve read so far, and it is one of my favorites of Christie’s so far.
An almost murder that leads to revelations, more attempts and actual murder.
For whatever reason, I just really clicked with this story. Gives me hope that the rest of the series won’t be as mediocre as the previous books.
The Moving Finger
Miss Marple #3
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was supposed to be a Miss Marple Mystery. Instead I read a murder/romance book in which Miss M appears VERY briefly.
If this had been a 3hr miniseries, she would have had about 5-10min of facetime.
Other than that, it was a typical Christie mystery, which I do enjoy.
The Body in the Library
Miss Marple #3
4 of 5 Stars
A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery.
She hadn’t turned up and it was time to begin. I was vexed, I can tell you! That’s the sort of silly things girls do and get the management’s back up, and then they get the sack!
Sadly, and humorously, young people haven’t changed at all since that was written back in the 1920’s…
The Murder at the Vicarage
Miss Marple #1
4 of 5 stars
This was much more enjoyable than the Hercule Poirot book I read a bit ago.
Part of that might have to do with the fact that Miss Marple is not the main character. A Vicar is. A laid back, keep the peace kind of guy. Easy to get along with and to read about.
Miss Marple is just a side character pointing out clues throughout the story. She isn’t overbearing, arrogant and pushy.
Of course, Christie does seem fond of her villains trying to get caught to prove their innocence to cover their guilt. We’ll see if that continues in other books.