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ISBN: 0451199871
Author: Agatha Christie
Language: English
Publisher: Signet (January 1, 2000)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
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The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year

The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year. The novel features her fictional amateur detective, Miss Marple.

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. IV. At Gossington, Mrs. Bantry and Miss Marple were sitting in the drawing room. You know, said Mrs. Bantry, I can’t help feeling glad they’ve taken the body away. It’s not nice to have a body in one’s house. The body in the library, . Part of Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. Melchett pretended to glance through his notes. I know just how you feel. You can’t, said Mrs. Bantry; not until you’ve had one. I know you had one next door once, but that’s not the same thing. No, said Miss Marple thoughtfully, I can’t say that it does-not at the moment. I was reminded a little of Mrs. Chetty’s youngest-Edie, you know-but I think that was just because this poor girl bit her nails and her front teeth stuck out a little. Nothing more than that. And, of course, went on Miss Marple, pursuing the parallel further, Edie was fond of what I call cheap finery, too. You mean her dress? said Mrs. Bantry

Miss Marple is called in to investigate when her friend finds a dead body (in the library) 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.

Miss Marple is called in to investigate when her friend finds a dead body (in the library). What I enjoy about Christie is she doesn't take her mysteries too seriously. There's lots of room for humorous little bits. 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 things. Divine fun. In 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.

The Body in the Library is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in May of the same year.

Agatha Christie’s world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. 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 make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks

Miss Marple is picked up by Mrs Bantry and her chauffeur, Muswell, and taken to Gossington Hall.

Miss Marple is picked up by Mrs Bantry and her chauffeur, Muswell, and taken to Gossington Hall. There she sees the body. It is a very young girl with platinum blonde hair, with lipstick and painted nails like a gash, wearing an old but glittery, satin, cheap, black and white evening dress of rather poor quality, with silver sandals. The girl is also wearing a considerable amount of make-up. Soon, the police arrive, the senior officers being Detective Inspector Slack and the Chief Constable of the County, Colonel Terence Melchett.

The Body in the Library (original title). Agatha Christie Marple Series Episodes. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. K-12 1h 34min Crime, Drama, Mystery Episode aired 25 December 2005. a list of 23 titles created 19 Aug 2014. a list of 23 titles created 09 Jul 2013. Masterpiece Theater and PBS - My Top Picks. a list of 23 titles created 10 Feb 2012. A young woman's corpse is dumped in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Jane Marple's friend Dolly Bantry and her husband Arthur. Pompous Chief Constable Melchett suspects a connection with Basil Blake, an arty young man who lives locally but Blake is dismissive when Melchett visits him.

Christie Agatha I mean I thought they only happened in books

Agatha Christie The Body in the Library Cast of Characters Dolly Bantry - Mistress of Gossington Hall, and wife of Colonel Arthur Bantry who was caught in a chain of circumstances that nearly proved too much for him. Jane Marple - Her uncanny predilection for village parallels enabled her to solve mysterious crimes. I mean I thought they only happened in books. I had to argue for hours with Arthur this morning before he'd even go down and se. Miss Marple tried to collect herself.

When the body of a beautiful blonde woman is discovered in the library of Gossington Hall in the quiet village of St. Mary Mead, Jane Marple baits a trap to catch the killer. Reissue.

Comments:

Fordredor
Agatha Christie's "The Body in the Library" is the second book in her Miss Marple Mysteries. The mystery and writing are interesting and the book fixes many of the issues I had with the first book. Specifically, there's more Miss Marple here and the book actually reads like a mystery. In the first book, she was almost non-existent and the text read like a description of life in a small town. In this book, she's moved up to the ranks of the main characters (though she's still overshadowed by the other characters and the police) and the small town life has moved to the back burner. The biggest issue I have with the book is, unfortunately, with Miss Marple: she just pulls the answers out of her... bonnet and claims she can do so because she's seen the same human behavior patterns in the people of her village. Maybe that's true. But, it's a bit of a letdown for us in that we can't follow along with her processes until she just makes an announcement of guilt. If Amazon allowed fractional ratings, I'd go for 3-3/4. But, for integers, I'm rating the book at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

The novels featuring Miss Marple are:

1. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)
2. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries)
3. The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
4. A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
5. They Do It With Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
6. A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
7. 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries)
8. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple Mysteries)
9. A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
10. At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Mysteries)
11. Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
12. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple Mysteries)
Exellent
During Agatha Christie's Edwardian childhood, there were no "play schools" and play dates." Poor children played in the streets with other kids and some wealthier ones had a large family of siblings. But Christie's brother and sister were much older and she spent most of her childhood with her nanny or with her grandmothers. She was fascinated by the conversations between her grandmothers and their elderly friends - women who had never had jobs, never voted, and whose opinions had never been vlaued on any issue. And yet, they were shrewd observers of human nature and frequently better judges of people than their male contemporaries.

Miss Jane Marple is just such a fluttery old lady and she is often over-looked or dismissed. But not by retired Commissioner of Scotland Yard Henry Clithering, who admires her powers of deduction and her ability to see through subterfuge. And not by her female friends who know that NOTHING gets past Jane Marple!

This is a fine mystery. There are two murders (both of young women) and a good variety of suspects. One of the victims is a dance hostess - pretty and possibly conniving. The other is a teen-aged Girl Guide (Girl Scout, we would say) who has nothing particularly out-standing about her. Since the dance hostess has attracted the attention of a wealthy older man, several people have a motive for getting rid of her. Was the younger girl's death simply a coincidence or is there a deranged killer loose in the English countryside?

One interesting thing is that this book was published in 1942, when England had been involved in WWII for several years. Christie's husband was away at war and she was working in a London hospital. But WWII is completely ignored in this story. When there is mention of "the war" (and the effects it had on one suspect) they are talking about WWI. So was this book written in the 1930's and not published until later? Or did Christie think that her readers would like to escape from the horrors of war and remember a happier time?

I like all of the Miss Marple books, but this is one of my favorites. Some of the characters are stereotypes - the bluff manor-house owner, his gardening-mad wife, the eager-beaver police inspector - but there's always some truth in all stereotypes or they wouldn't exist. The examination of the Jefferson family and the tragedy of trying to live in the past is touching and thought-provoking. Old Dame Agatha may not have been a great writer, but she was as shrewd as Miss Marple herself and her depth of knowledge about human nature makes all of her books worth reading.
Dead Samurai
This was one that I remembered almost all of the details of from the last time I got on a Christie kick. And it was still fun to read. Managed to feel surprising even though I remembered so many details, including the murderer, the motive, how it was proved, etc. Could watch how she built it up, knowing what throwaway lines early in the book were actually significant, and really enjoy the whole thing. Great little Marple. Not the best whodunit, as the answer ends up being more obvious than some other of Christie's greatest, and some of the clues that are necessary to figure it out aren't given until the reveal, but all around enjoyable.
Vit
I have read lots of mystery novels, but Agatha Christie always takes top prize. This is as delightful as so many others. The characters are enjoyable and solving the mystery is quite clever. I read through the book a second time, partially just to see if the clues were well planted and they are.
I will also say that her prose is always clean and perfectly chosen. Obviously many writers are masters/mistresses of the metaphor and delightful turn of phrase, something which Agatha Christie does not do. But that in no way takes away from how delightfully she lays out the story, characters, clues and solutions. I never feel that dialogue sounds forced or artificial and I never wince at any phrase or sentence.
And, I have no problem with a 10 year old reading her books, because they are clean and (excepting the fact of murder) wholesome.
As far as this book goes, it is as good as any other mystery I have read by Agatha Christie. You will enjoy every page, I am sure.

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