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A Pocket Full of Rye | [Agatha Christie]

A Pocket Full of Rye

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.
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Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.

©1953 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)1994 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"Ingenious." (Times Literary Supplement)
"A model of complex skulduggery." (The New Yorker)
"This is the best of the novels starring Christie's Miss Marple." (The New York Times)

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    Linda Ormond, Australia 11-17-10
    Linda Ormond, Australia 11-17-10 Member Since 2010

    I really want to buy more books but too many US ones I love UK narrators. Can you get some more Eleanor Bron, Gwen Watford, Jenny Agutter?

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    "Pocket full of rye"

    Yet again Joan Hickson's perfect clipped English diction makes for wonderful listening. She is the perfect Agatha Christie narrator and tells this story beautifully. Very well written, keeps you guessing.

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    "Joan Hickson IS Miss Marple"

    So I'm biased but I simply love Joan Hickson narrating this series of books. Miss Marple has always been my favourite Christie character and to find the series narrated by Joan Hickson is a bonus. Christie fans you simply can't go wrong!

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