The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
A Miss Marple Mystery

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The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been dispatched in the clergyman's study, no less. But the picturesque English village of St Mary Mead is overpopulated with suspects. There is of course the faithless Mrs Protheroe; and there is of course her young lover -- an artist, to boot.

Perhaps more surprising than the revelation of the murderer is the detective who will crack the case: 'a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner.' Miss Jane Marple has arrived on the scene, and crime literature's private men's club of great detectives will never be the same.

 

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. 307 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Horror, Comics & Graphic Novels, Crime. Fiction

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James Saxon delivers a memorable and absolutely masterful performance of Christie's first Miss Marple mystery. When the wildly unpopular Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the vicar's

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

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Aurora Teagarden has a visit from the past when Robin Crusoe comes back to Lawrenceton, this time with a film crew and Hollywood stars in tow.

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Ms Hickson uses only one voice in reading the book and listeners would assume that it was Miss Marple instead of someone else.

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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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