Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie

Title: The Murder at the Vicarage

Author: Agatha Christie

Series: Miss Marple, 1

Format: hardcover, large print

Length: 332 pages

Rating: 4 stars

 

Synopsis: Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

 

Favourite character: Miss Marple

Least favourite character: Lettice

 

Mini-review: I enjoyed this. I had completely forgotten the ending so it was like reading it for the first time all over again. I love how Agatha Christie ties everything up at the end so you almost never have any questions.