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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,002 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: June Whitfield Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the deceptively mild spinster sleuth.

'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30pm. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.'

Nestled among the usual notices about dogs for sale and appeals for domestic help, the startling entry in the personal column of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette has the the entire village agog with curiosity. Is it a game? And who is meant to attend?

Sure enough, the evening sees a crowd of residents standing expectantly in the drawing-room at Little Paddocks. Then the clock strikes the half-hour, the lights go out, and three gunshots ring in the dark. When the lights go back on, the promised murder has been committed. Can Miss Marple work out what has happened and why?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/10/2014

    " A Miss Marple Mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/24/2014

    " An enjoyable Agatha Christie, but not her best. I was able to guess the murderer in this one (view spoiler)[because of the pearl necklace (hide spoiler)], but the way Christie thoroughly embeds clues means the denouement is still incredibly enjoyable, as there are always things you miss. I'm partial to Poirot over Marple but a Christie mystery is always a fun, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/22/2014

    " Favorite Miss Marple book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/21/2014

    " One of my favorites! I know I read it years ago, but I didn't remember much about it. Sleepy little village, the murders pile up, Miss Marple is on the scene. Delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian W | 1/19/2014

    " A Murder Is Announced,It took place in the afternoon at 6:30. There was a party It stopped at Little Paddocks.In a village in Britain.And the killer plays games with the victims minds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adityaghatage | 1/8/2014

    " Vintage miss marple....captures the rural english charm....the first chapter with the description of the early morning reading habits of the populace is especially enthralling "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katheryn | 1/1/2014

    " This is one of her best mysteries, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 12/4/2013

    " Agatha Christie is a genius of mystery books.I always thought Murgatroyd was the killer of Rudi.I love Miss Marple books because she's a charming old lady, who knows the human nature.And she has a very open-minded attitude! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Loeffler | 12/2/2013

    " A solid Christie mystery, with several hilarious characters. A few clues/devices were dropped a bit heavily--making them either obvious or trite--for today's reader, but, on the whole, it's still quite a good time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Heart | 12/2/2013

    " I really like this one. I think it is very well written and somewhat hard to guess but she made each clue available to you. One of the better Miss Marple mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamey | 11/25/2013

    " I simply love Agatha Christie's books. I love seeing them on Masterpiece Mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janell Barney | 11/17/2013

    " I listened to this on audio. I do love a good Agatha Christie mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Ripley | 3/30/2013

    " My favourite Miss Marple story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/23/2013

    " Having run out of appealing science fiction (at least, science fiction that is stocked in my local bookstore/library/other bookstore), I thought I'd try branching into mystery novels. This was the earliest Agatha Christie book I could find. It was pretty decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 11/18/2012

    " I am not really a Marple fan, so when I say that I enjoyed this, it's kind of surprising! The mystery read really well, and the twists and turns were well done. The premise of the murder being announced made a lot of sense for the characters, and the whole story hung together very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Smeeton | 10/30/2012

    " Good book. Never read Miss Marple before; I'm more a fan of Poirot but it was a good read and I'm proud to say I was able to guess who did it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 February Four | 6/14/2012

    " Aha! I liked this a lot, and the little things I'd noticed really were keys to solving the mystery. How wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aiko | 6/12/2012

    " My first Agatha Christie novel and since then I tried to grab my hands on all Agatha Christie, including her romance novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariam Kaviladze | 4/25/2012

    " AGATHA !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tali | 4/11/2012

    " This is one of those books which is really clever and keeps you guessing, but at the end of it I still couldn't decide whether I'd actually enjoyed reading it or not. A tricky one to gauge, although my deduction skills are getting better the more Christie I read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 2/8/2012

    " A fun Marple mystery. The local paper advertises a murder on Friday at 6:30. The curious gather and sure enough the lights go out and a stranger is shot dead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 11/4/2011

    " Awesome classic Marple! I would've never guessed who the killer was; the ending was the best part when everything fell together and made sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 miaaa | 6/30/2011

    " this is why I just love Miss Marple :D

    catatan:
    hibah dari Mute yang bersih-bersih rak buku hehe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimy | 6/27/2011

    " One of my favorite Agatha Christie novels! If you read very carefully, you might be able to figure out the identity of the killer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elyse | 6/24/2011

    " It was a really good ending. I was really surprised who did it.
    The plot was really well thought-out and it was good writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ros | 5/30/2011

    " Oh, what a joy! A terrific read, Agatha Christie-style, and not written in the first person! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/22/2011

    " Another great by the mistress of mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 5/20/2011

    " A really weak number by Christie. If you want a good A.C. mystery, try "Toward Zero" instead. I'm going to give cozy mysteries a break for some time. On to something with real life in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nimisha | 5/11/2011

    " I am personally a big fan of Agatha Cristine. But this novel turned out to be something less than what i expected. The end however is very interesting and unexpected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerdgasm Noire Network | 4/6/2011

    " Because I care about Miss Marple! "

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About the Author
Author Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.