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Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. Part of Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie. I laid down for myself certain conditions. The library in question must be a highly orthodox and conventional library.

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. The body in the library, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. Agatha Christie. The Body in the Library. A Miss Marple Mystery. The body, on the other hand, must be a wildly improbable and highly sensational body. Such were the terms of the problem, but for some years they remained as such, represented only by a few lines of writing in an exercise book.

AGATHA CHRISTIE® MARPLE® MISS MARPLE® THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY™. ISBN 978-0-06-207361-7. The Body in the Library was first published in 1942. Published by permission of . Part of Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. The Chief Constable, after viewing the body and seeing his subordinates set to work on their routine tasks, had adjourned with the master of the house to the study in the other wing of the house. Colonel Melchett was an irascible-looking man with a habit of tugging at his short red moustache. He did so now, shooting a perplexed sideways glance at the other man.

Did you know? In The Body in the Library Agatha Christie name-checks herself through the voice of young detective fiction aficionado, Peter Carmody. Peter, intrigued by the murder at hand, boasts of having signed copies of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers among others.

Listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the bestselling novelist of all time, Agatha Christie has enthralled readers for decades with her skillfully sculpted stories and cunning characters

Listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the bestselling novelist of all time, Agatha Christie has enthralled readers for decades with her skillfully sculpted stories and cunning characters. The Body in the Library was first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. I read them all, and I’ve got autographs from Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie and Dickson Carr and H. C. Bailey. They left Mr. Bartlett looking after them with a ludicrous expression of alarm on his unintellectual face. Will the murder be in the papers? It’ll be in the papers all right, said Superintendent Harper grimly.

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A body in the library. Body of a young woman found up at the Hall. In the colonel's library. A beautiful blonde - like books again. None of us have ever seen her before.

A body in the library. Murdered?" "Strangled, so he says. She's just lying there in the library, dead. That's why you've got to come up at once. You want me to come up?"

Other Books by Agatha Christie. There are certain clichés belonging to certain types of fiction. The bold bad baronet for melodrama, the body in the library for the detective story.

Other Books by Agatha Christie. For several years I treasured up the possibility of a suitable Variation on a well-known Theme. Such were the terms of the problem, but for some years they remained.

Agatha Christie The Body in the Library Cast of Characters Dolly Bantry - Mistress of Gossington Hall, and wife of Colonel Arthur Bantry who was caught in a chain of circumstances that nearly proved too much for him. Jane Marple - Her uncanny predilection for village parallels enabled her to solve mysterious crimes. Colonel Melchett - Chief Constable of the County. Dolly Bantry - Mistress of Gossington Hall, and wife of Colonel Arthur Bantry who was caught in a chain of circumstances that nearly proved too much for him.

When Colonel and Mrs. Bantry find the corpse of a beautiful girl in their library, they rely upon their good friend Miss Marple to unravel the crime

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LadyShlak
Agatha Christie's "The Body in the Library" is the second book in her Miss Marple Mysteries. The mystery and writing are interesting and the book fixes many of the issues I had with the first book. Specifically, there's more Miss Marple here and the book actually reads like a mystery. In the first book, she was almost non-existent and the text read like a description of life in a small town. In this book, she's moved up to the ranks of the main characters (though she's still overshadowed by the other characters and the police) and the small town life has moved to the back burner. The biggest issue I have with the book is, unfortunately, with Miss Marple: she just pulls the answers out of her... bonnet and claims she can do so because she's seen the same human behavior patterns in the people of her village. Maybe that's true. But, it's a bit of a letdown for us in that we can't follow along with her processes until she just makes an announcement of guilt. If Amazon allowed fractional ratings, I'd go for 3-3/4. But, for integers, I'm rating the book at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

The novels featuring Miss Marple are:

1. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)
2. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries)
3. The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
4. A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
5. They Do It With Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
6. A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
7. 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries)
8. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple Mysteries)
9. A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
10. At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Mysteries)
11. Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
12. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple Mysteries)
watchman
During Agatha Christie's Edwardian childhood, there were no "play schools" and play dates." Poor children played in the streets with other kids and some wealthier ones had a large family of siblings. But Christie's brother and sister were much older and she spent most of her childhood with her nanny or with her grandmothers. She was fascinated by the conversations between her grandmothers and their elderly friends - women who had never had jobs, never voted, and whose opinions had never been vlaued on any issue. And yet, they were shrewd observers of human nature and frequently better judges of people than their male contemporaries.

Miss Jane Marple is just such a fluttery old lady and she is often over-looked or dismissed. But not by retired Commissioner of Scotland Yard Henry Clithering, who admires her powers of deduction and her ability to see through subterfuge. And not by her female friends who know that NOTHING gets past Jane Marple!

This is a fine mystery. There are two murders (both of young women) and a good variety of suspects. One of the victims is a dance hostess - pretty and possibly conniving. The other is a teen-aged Girl Guide (Girl Scout, we would say) who has nothing particularly out-standing about her. Since the dance hostess has attracted the attention of a wealthy older man, several people have a motive for getting rid of her. Was the younger girl's death simply a coincidence or is there a deranged killer loose in the English countryside?

One interesting thing is that this book was published in 1942, when England had been involved in WWII for several years. Christie's husband was away at war and she was working in a London hospital. But WWII is completely ignored in this story. When there is mention of "the war" (and the effects it had on one suspect) they are talking about WWI. So was this book written in the 1930's and not published until later? Or did Christie think that her readers would like to escape from the horrors of war and remember a happier time?

I like all of the Miss Marple books, but this is one of my favorites. Some of the characters are stereotypes - the bluff manor-house owner, his gardening-mad wife, the eager-beaver police inspector - but there's always some truth in all stereotypes or they wouldn't exist. The examination of the Jefferson family and the tragedy of trying to live in the past is touching and thought-provoking. Old Dame Agatha may not have been a great writer, but she was as shrewd as Miss Marple herself and her depth of knowledge about human nature makes all of her books worth reading.
FireWater
This was one that I remembered almost all of the details of from the last time I got on a Christie kick. And it was still fun to read. Managed to feel surprising even though I remembered so many details, including the murderer, the motive, how it was proved, etc. Could watch how she built it up, knowing what throwaway lines early in the book were actually significant, and really enjoy the whole thing. Great little Marple. Not the best whodunit, as the answer ends up being more obvious than some other of Christie's greatest, and some of the clues that are necessary to figure it out aren't given until the reveal, but all around enjoyable.
Zyniam
I have read lots of mystery novels, but Agatha Christie always takes top prize. This is as delightful as so many others. The characters are enjoyable and solving the mystery is quite clever. I read through the book a second time, partially just to see if the clues were well planted and they are.
I will also say that her prose is always clean and perfectly chosen. Obviously many writers are masters/mistresses of the metaphor and delightful turn of phrase, something which Agatha Christie does not do. But that in no way takes away from how delightfully she lays out the story, characters, clues and solutions. I never feel that dialogue sounds forced or artificial and I never wince at any phrase or sentence.
And, I have no problem with a 10 year old reading her books, because they are clean and (excepting the fact of murder) wholesome.
As far as this book goes, it is as good as any other mystery I have read by Agatha Christie. You will enjoy every page, I am sure.
The Body in the Library (G. K. Hall's Agatha Christie Series) download epub
Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0816144583
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (March 1, 1988)
Pages: 267 pages