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The Body in the Library Book ´ 191 pages Ö Agatha christie Ö ❮Download❯ ➾ The Body in the Library Author Agatha Christie – It’s seven in the morning The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library She is wearing evening dress and heavy mIt’s seven in the morning The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library She is wearing evening dress and heavy make up Last year the reading the detectives group read through Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries as a yearly challenge Having joined the group late I did not have a chance to read all of the ueen of Crime's cases featuring her famous spinster sleuth As I participated in the challenge when I could I came to appreciate Miss Marple as an everyday detective who is a champion for the average person Using her uality of reading human nature to solve cases Miss Marple became a favorite crime fighter of mine as the year drew on When this year's classic bingo board in the group catching up on classics featured a classic mystery suare I used this as an opportunity to once again catch up with the ueen of Crime and the village of St Mary Mead's resident detective Dolly Bantry is woken by what she thinks is a bad dream but is really one of her maids alerting her and her husband Arthur to the presence of a dead body in their library Immediately the older couple notifies the local police who are just as baffled by the young woman as the Bantrys are In a village as small as St Mary Mead gossip spreads like wildfire and Dolly fears that people would start to believe that her husband murdered the woman himself Immediately she calls her close friend who happens to have a penchant for solving murders Miss Jane Marple Not giving a choice in the matter Miss Marple is dispatched to Gossington Hall to assist the Bantrys in solving this heinous crimeThe cast of possible suspects expands at once to include local film star Basil Blake as well as the younger set of people vacationing at the nearby Majestic Hotel The police discover that the body is that of Majestic dancer Ruby Keene yet are addle brained as to suspect and motive Dolly Bantry and Miss Marple head to the Majestic in order to solve this mystery before the entire village suspects Arthur of wrongdoing As with previous cases that I have read Miss Marple has put her facts together and pieces together the crime while the police are still shaking their heads She finds out that Conway Jefferson a close friend of the Bantrys is spending the season at the Majestic alone with his son in law daughter in law and her son Jefferson is shaken by the death of Ruby Keene who he had recently decided to adopt as a daughter and phones his friend retired Inspector Henry Clithering to help solve this case Clithering has always had respect for Miss Marple and the two join forces to work out the mystery especially as they see the police stuck for ideasAs in many Christie mysteries murders happen in threes Halfway through the book another young woman is found murdered in a burning car At once Miss Marple knows the identity of the murderer but has to verify the cause and alibi with the guests at the hotel as well as some residents in her village before the third murder occurs Miss Marple is indeed a shrewd judge of human nature whereas she notes that the police believe everything they hear at face value As a result she is the detective who is left explaining the entire case to the police force time after time With all of Marple's cases Christie has developed an older woman who is overlooked as a spinster and close to the scrap pile yet is still sound in mind and other body faculties Time and time again Miss Marple has proven to the police and readers alike that age is just a number and should not be used to inhibit living one's life to the fullestI often read mysteries in between denser reads or when I feel that I might be going into a reading rut as a means of cleansing my mind in anticipation of involved books ahead With the enduring reputation as the ueen of Crime Dame Christie's mysteries remain enjoyable to me as I often have to read an entire book to discover whodunit Even after completing this bingo suare I have a feeling that I will be reading through cases featuring both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot throughout the year most likely alternating between the two each month These uick whodunits sharpen my deductive reasoning skills and put me in a better frame of mind to accomplish reading a wide variety of books that I have on tap Palette cleansed375 stars

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Which is now smeared across her cheeksBut who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl whose charred I figured it out I knew whodunnitI was smugly chuckling and congratulating myself on finally beating Agatha Christie at her own game as I listened to the end of the book drawing near knowing that I had beaten the ueen of Mystery GoddammitShe fooled me again I was all like waitwhatthefuckjusthappened? as I listened to the actual murderer get hauled off to the pokey sighsAnywayThe gist is that Miss Marple's friend Dolly finds a body in her library I know right?Yeah some random chick a dancer no less pops up all dead and sprawled out in her house and if she doesn't figure out the who what why everyone will just assume that it was some floozy her husband was banging on the sideThere are a whole lotta extra characters several with something to hide a fat inheritance and another dead girl this one a gullible teenager that gets thrown into the mix to make this an interesting storyStephanie Cole was the narrator of the version I listened to and as always she did an admirable jobRecommended for fans of Agatha Christie mysteries

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The Body in the LibraryRemains are later discovered in an abandoned uarry?The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery before tongues start to wag Rating 4 solid stars of fiveThe novel surprisingly holds up well to a 21st century re read I was so pleased not to find anything shouting at me oh dear gawd please don't say that Slut shaming a huge component of the novel isn't something uniue to the times it is set in It was a pleasure not having anything other than that and class snobbery to overlookBut goodness me what a lot of it there was The film people were ever so louche my dear just Not Our Sort soAmerican you know The dead girl? A Platinum Blonde one ofThose Girls chicken's ass face and doubtless not one smidgen better than she should be Later it is revealed she was a virgin you old cowBut what divine fun An actual fictional Body In The Library Cliche central send up a cheap one Then Dame Agatha does her magic the sort that turns things inside out and it's the library that's the red herring the body that's the clue and the mystery itself isn't about ANY of those thingsDivine funIn 1983 ITV's Miss Marple turned the book into a good faithful adaptation starring Joan Hickson headache face It was a bit grave dusty for me as were the other Hickson Marple outings I simply don't get the lady's appeal in the role In 2004 Agatha Christie's Marple did it over and made significant character changes to the evergreen plot I won't spoiler them for you because I think you should watch it The changes are fun I'll say that What a lark and pace you Hicksonians I think Geraldine McEwan makes a damned good Marple But the biggest and best casting delight is the ever joyous to watch Joanna Lumley as Dolly Bantry Delicious