Murder at the Vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage

, Book # 1
HarperCollins Publishers
October 1930
August 11, 2021 August 16, 2021
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Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

About the book

First Agatha Christie’s book in the series with Miss Marple as main character, in which a colonel hated by everyone in town is killed in the vicarage. The narrator is a man who is the priest of a small village in which among the others lives Miss Marple an old lady who has a particular hobby: being nosy and solve mysteries.

What I think

It’s really difficult for me to review this old books because I can understand that at the time they were masterpieces, but now I find them so easy to understand. Maybe my way of reading then is wrong. Anyway, I liked the book, even though Miss Marple isn’t that present, I would have liked her to be more present even though she is very nosy! I know that that doesn’t make sense since she isn’t a detective but the series is dedicated to her so I would kike for her to be more nosy.

Anyway, I will read the series especially now that my reader’s block has propagated to two months and since I don’t have time to read much now, a light read is more than fine once in a while.

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2 coffees on “Murder at the Vicarage

    1. Yeah… but they are such iconic books and I don’t know why… maybe you really have to like cosy mysteries and I’m not one of those… Thanks for stopping by!

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