A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
A Miss Marple Mystery

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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which read: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m.' Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the pointed time when, without warning, the lights go out ...

 

About Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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After a curious newspaper notice announces an upcoming murder in the quiet village of Chipping Cleghorn, a host of nosy neighbors turn up at Little Paddocks just as shots ring out and a dead body is d

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James Saxon delivers a memorable and absolutely masterful performance of Christie's first Miss Marple mystery.

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After a curious newspaper notice announces an upcoming murder in the quiet village of Chipping Cleghorn, a host of nosy neighbors turn up at Little Paddocks just as shots ring out and a dead body is discovered.

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Scotsman.com

Surely the characters of Agatha Christie novels have learnt by now that the moment Miss Marple hoves into view, it’s time to get out of Dodge?

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The Roanoke Times

Living with Letitia at Little Paddocks are two of her young cousins, a longtime friend, a widowed boarder and the household cook, all of whom seem surprised to read in the local newspaper that their home will be the scene of a murder at 6:30 that very evening.

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The parson of the St. Mary Mead Parish church made a most unusual statement one day while at luncheon, "...that anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe would be doing the world at large a service."

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Rather than the murder just occurring, in A Murder is Announced, the murder is, well, announced.

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I keep saying that I don’t think I’ll ever find a book as atmospheric and as flawless and well-plotted as And Then There Were None, which I literally read in one sitting, holding the book with shaking fingers (no, I’m not exaggerating here), but A Murder is Announced is no doubt my favourite Marp...

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