Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'.
Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?
©1942 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Beyond all doubt the puzzle in The Moving Finger is fit for experts" (The Times)
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
And not a lot of Miss M, though she does show up with her knitting.
I did find myself wondering 'who did it?' when my main suspect was ruled out, only to be reinstated later.
Richard E Grant did read quite nicely thank you. A few fluffs at times though that really did not detract very much, More perhaps that a real live person was reading me a story and that is always a treat.
All up a lovely Christie I had never read before and enjoyed very much.
A superb Christie, brilliantly narrated and well paced. I must have read the book ages ago but couldn't remember "whodunit" so this was a welcome reminder of how good Agatha Christie can be.
Although a Miss Marple mystery, the story is written from the point of a convalescent young man who needs to vegetate in the country and takes his sister along too. There is not a lot of Miss Marple but she does solve the problem perfectly well.
I was impressed by the production and the book and would recommend this one to any Christie fan.
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