In Agatha Christies classic,Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs.In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts Between them, they were to solve a perfect crime committed many years before....
|Title||:||Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case (Miss Marple Mysteries)|
|Publisher||:||William Morrow Paperbacks Reissue edition April 12, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case (Miss Marple Mysteries) Reviews
A young married couple, Gwenda and Giles Reed, purchase a new home in the English village of Dillsmouth. As Gwenda begins renovations, she stunningly comes to realize that this home is actually familiar to her: she lived in it as a young child with her father and stepmother. Beginning an investigation, they learn that Gwenda's stepmother, Helen, vanished some 18 years earlier and that her father, Kelvin, committed suicide in a mental facility. Did Gwenda really see Helen's dead body when she was a young child? Did Helen run away with an old lover? Did Kelvin kill his wife and go mad? Miss Marple aids in the investigation despite her belief that it might be best to let sleeping murder lie.
Miss Jane Marple has many talents. In this case she shows a capacity to reflect and reconstruct acts retroactively. The plot is interesting. One has to think carefully to discover the murder. Agatha tells the story in a direct manner. Miss Marple comes in the scene in a politely way and gains the confidence of the persons involved. A good reading that shows some of Miss Marple's techniques.
Agathat Christie is my all time favorite mystery writer. I have read nearly all of her books. Actually, I even read this one in the past, but forgot about it these many years later. This particular story, I believe, became a BBC production years ago. It may even have been on Masterpiece Mystery.It is a typical Miss Marple mystery about our unassuming older, white- haired friend involving herself, for the most innocent of reasons, into murder investigstions filled with red herrings and dead end paths. And because of her observations into the human condition, is always finding a clue to the solution when she is reminded of someone or other back in her town of Saint Mary-Meade.
The story is classic Agatha Christie and although Miss Marple is not involved for a large part of the story her presence when she does appear is logical and entertaining. I enjoyed the main protagonists that drove the plot and was entertained by how the various threads of the mystery came together as the book progressed. I would recommend this because the narrator was excellent, she made it obvious.which character was speaking and her portrayal of emotions the people were experiencing came though in the audio.
Excellent book! This kept me guessing to the end. Now I'm on a quest to read more great Agatha Christie novels!
The problem with the Miss Marple series is that they differ greatly in terms of how much she's actually involved in the stories, and who the narrator is. I liked this one less that some of the others because she's hardly in it at all. It's not a bad little mystery, but if Christie had removed her entirely it would hardly make a difference.
Miss Marple is always welcome company, and once again she applies her vast experience with the darkness of
This tale is one of Agatha's best mysteries. Miss Marple is as astute as ever and the other characters are winsome, the good guys, or evil and malicious, the bad guys.