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Another edge-of-the-seat mystery from Miss Marple.

One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended?

Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation - into human nature.

©1962 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"The pieces finally drop into place with a satisfying click." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Agatha Christie deserves her fame" ( Times Literary Supplement)

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another great Christie book.

I love Agatha Christie books the ones read by Emily Fox are some of the best.

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  • Dr. R. Brompton
  • 07-26-16

An excellent mystery

A very good Agatha Christie story, not simply for the murder mystery itself but for the social context and the examination of changing times. Miss Marple is wonderful, particularly in her dealings with her annoying lady companion Miss Knight. Emilia Fox also does a very good job of narrating the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-29-17

What a pleasure to listen to Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox is a wonderful narrator and a great performer! What a joy to listen to her!
She adds depth, emotion and funny moments. She has an incredible range of voices.

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  • Catwat
  • 08-28-17

Fantastic work from Dame Agatha- performed with care and extraordinary talent by Emilia Fox

Fantastic story and production-Emilia Fox is my favourite Marple on audio. -outstanding and delicate performance again- try her 4.50 from Paddington - also brilliantly performed.
Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Mair
  • 07-03-17

good story. fabulous reading . a full drama.

my daughter loves a murder mystery. we listened to it together, in the car. we both loved it.

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  • Peter
  • 06-12-15

Typical Agatha

I've previously only seen this story on TV, played by the only Miss Marple in my opinion, Joan Hickson.

The story moves along quite slowly really but is a good listen with plenty of background and quite a few differences to the TV series.

Enjoyable, but probably only a one-time listen for me.

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