A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)

Recommended by Mathew Prichard, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #7 in Agatha Christie, Ranked #20 in Whodunnitsee more rankings.

A murder is announced in a small-town newspaper advertisement—and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”

A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome...

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Mathew Prichard I’ve chosen this because it’s a great Miss Marple. It features my favourite murderer. He or she – I’m not going to reveal the plot – behaves predictably one moment and unpredictably the next. The setting is an English country house in a village: classic Miss Marple territory. (Source)

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