The first of three omnibuses which bring together all 12 Miss Marple novels. This volume contains 'The Body in the Library', 'The Moving Finger', 'A Murder is Announced' and 'The 4.50 from Paddington'.
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‘Suspense is engerndered from the very start, and maintained very skilfully until the final revelation’
Times Literary Supplement
'four of agatha christie's twelve miss marple novels in a single volume'
'the body in the library'
Dolly Bantry's sweet peas have just one a first at the village flower show...the vicar, dressed in cassock and surplice is presenting the prizes...but why is his wife wearing a bathing costume...? It's all a dream, of course – which ends sharply with the very real screaming of the Bantry's parlour maid. The body of a dead girl has been discovered in the library – now Miss Marple must discover who put it there, and why...
'the moving finger'
Lymstock is a village full of secrets – most of which appear to be known to the author of the poison pen letters currently terrorising its inhabitants. When one of the recipients commits suicide, Miss Marple is the only person to question the coroner's verdict – she alone knows that the work of a poisoner is infinitely more deadly than that of any poison pen...
'a murder is announced'
An advertisement in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette announces the time and place of a forthcoming murder – which is news in itself to the owner of Little Paddocks, the house named as the proposed crime scene. Yet, when the curious villagers descend upon Miss Blacklock's house at the appointed time, she greets them all graciously and explains that she is as much in the dark as they are – then the lights go out and several shots are fired...
'4.50 from Paddington'
As two trains run side by side, Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a murder – a man mercilessly tightening his grip around a woman's throat – and then the train draws away. Stunned, she reports what she's seen, but with no suspects, no other witnesses and no corpse no-one is willing to believe her – except her friend Jane Marple...
''Suspense is engendered from the very start, and maintained very skilfully until the final revelation'' 'Times Literary Supplement'
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006499597
Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006499597
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