Another edge-of-the-seat mystery from Miss Marple.
One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended?
Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation - into human nature.
©1962 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"The pieces finally drop into place with a satisfying click." (Times Literary Supplement)
"Agatha Christie deserves her fame" (Times Literary Supplement)
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I've previously only seen this story on TV, played by the only Miss Marple in my opinion, Joan Hickson.
The story moves along quite slowly really but is a good listen with plenty of background and quite a few differences to the TV series.
Enjoyable, but probably only a one-time listen for me.
"An excellent mystery"
A very good Agatha Christie story, not simply for the murder mystery itself but for the social context and the examination of changing times. Miss Marple is wonderful, particularly in her dealings with her annoying lady companion Miss Knight. Emilia Fox also does a very good job of narrating the story.
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