The Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage

Book - 1986
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Colonel Protheroe, St. Mary Mead's most loathed magistrate, has been found shot through the head. It isn't his murder that raises eyebrows, but rather the scandalous secrets it exposes which send Miss Marple on the trail of a killer with something to hide. Reissue.
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead, [1986], c1958.
Edition: The Winterbrook ed.
ISBN: 9780396088042
039608804X
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm.

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SLPL_Trends Jun 26, 2017

First published in 1930, one of the world's all-time bestselling author, Agatha Christie, introduced the world to Miss Marple. This early version of Miss Marple is a gleeful gossip and not an especially nice woman. The citizens of St. Mary Mead like her but are often tired by her nosy nature and ... Read More »


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TFanC Jun 08, 2017

Adult interest.
Grade Level Equivalency: 4

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s390325
May 13, 2016

I think this is the first Miss Marple mystery. I wish she was not so often described as helpless or old when she obviously is smarter than many of the other residents. I read this many years ago and didn't remember the ending so I enjoyed reading it again... a classic example of Christie's plot and psychological twisting.

cals_peggy Oct 01, 2015

This is the first Christie novel to feature Miss Marple, a lovely old women who has insight into the character of those around her and uses it to solve murders. The novel was written in 1930.

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221b_GreenPanda
Sep 20, 2012

Typical to Agatha Christie, there isn't a lot of action, and the first mention of the murder is half-way through the book. Good for a long read.

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Pauld_a
Aug 09, 2011

I think this was a fantastic book. Some of the English is old fashioned, which make some parts hard to understand.Other than that this book was a terrific, thrilling mystery.

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TFanC Jun 08, 2017

TFanC thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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221b_GreenPanda
Sep 20, 2012

Coarse Language: Sadly, has some improper language usage.

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May 24, 2018

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