Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Murder at the Vicarage - Book Review

I am trying to read through the novels of Agatha Christie in the order in which they were written and write a review on each one.
  

The Murder at the Vicarage. 

1930  
A Miss Marple Story.


Shelfari Description


'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe', declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, 'would be doing the world at large a favour!'
It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later - when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.
The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction.





My Thoughts

This is the 13th book by Agatha Christie and the First involving Miss Marple.

Oh how no-one thinks an elderly spinster could be interesting or knowledgeable when it comes to - well almost anything except perhaps her garden.

This book is full of endearing characters and infuriating characters which are probably the norm in an English Village the difference here being that one of those infuriating characters gets murdered.

Plenty of suspects and a complicated timeline of events makes this a difficult case to solve until Miss Marple can see around and through various aspects of this mystery.

A great storyline to introduce this sleuth and one that is definitely suited to her personality and insight.   So read and enjoy (as I did) and watch out for the clock, the garden and all the people that see everything in a village.


 Here is a link to a list of her novels on Shelfari
Books by Agatha Christie








3 comments:

  1. This one sounds rather exciting, a few more twists and turns? Thanks for linking up with #ReadWithMe

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  2. Thanks for the review. I really need to try reading Agatha Christie. I do love a good mystery. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays each week! :)

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  3. you always make Agatha Christie sound so engaging - I might have to start reading her books! Thanks for sharing with us at our #OverTheMoon link up ~ Leanne :)

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