Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
by Agatha Christie
Book Jacket Summary
This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,” Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature—and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: “She’s just the finest detective God ever made”—and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
I believe this was a Kindle Daily Deal that I bought on a whim and I am glad I had the foresight to do so. I love a good mystery and Agatha Christie is generally my go to read for them. I have had such a short attention span lately and this was the perfect book to set down and pick up again. This short story collection was so much fun to read because it held so many juicy little stories of crime and passion or plain cold blooded murder.
It is easy to slip into the time period and situate yourself for tea while you hear about village gossip from the ladies in town. Miss Marple is the most observant person when it comes to human nature and how people react. She uses this to help the inspectors of the town solve crimes in a highly unusual manner. She sits backs listens and can tell you everything you need to know from things that have happened in her past. I adore Agatha Christie and her stories. In fact most of them could have been fleshed out and made into novels. I highly enjoyed this set and want to really sink my teeth into one of her full length novels.
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