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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,175 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 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the sharp-witted spinster sleuth.

In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder.

Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the village. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he were dead. And very soon he is - shot in the head in the vicar's own study.

A visiting artist confesses to the murder, but residents saw him elsewhere at the time the Colonel was shot. If he didn't do it, who did? Is he protecting the wife whom he loves? Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues. A trap set, and Miss Marple's theory is put to the test when the true killer is finally unmasked.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/12/2014

    " I love Agatha Christie. I think I have probably read almost all of her books, but every once in a great while I get lucky and find one I haven't already read. And in the meantime I just reread them. My favorites are her Miss Marple series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Byrd | 2/7/2014

    " Classic Christie! The first Miss Marple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sangeetha | 1/30/2014

    " Really thrilling! The first Agatha Christie book that I read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale | 1/15/2014

    " a classic cozy what a wonderful story with twists, and characters who are multi-faceted "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleni | 12/21/2013

    " A very good mystery... not the best Miss Marple style because it did not have the usual "this reminds me of so and so" that Miss Marple uses to figure stuff out (there's a bit but not much) but it's a well plotted story and for the second time I figured out the murder.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 12/21/2013

    " I'm not usually interested in mysteries, but I was on a trip and needed a book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one because it was full of quirky characters who were very well defined, yet not always predictable. I think I am going to become a serial Agatha Christie fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/13/2013

    " I read this for my library's summer reading program, which requires a book in the "Classic Mystery" category. It was more sprightly and gently satirical than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susannah | 12/12/2013

    " I've seen some Christie on TV and enjoyed it (and love Poirot on screen) but somehow it was easier to keep track of all the characters in print! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Dibblee | 10/2/2013

    " Not as good as a Hercule Poirot novel. Miss Marple and interesting cat but not terribly likable. But, like the Murder of Roger Ackroyd, I enjoyed the 1st person narration style, and Christie does very well to plot these stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 8/29/2013

    " This was another free download on my Nook. It was the first in the Miss Marple series where she is introduced. Not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Van Hise | 8/23/2013

    " I've always been a fan of Agatha Christie. While I prefer Poirot, this book was a good Miss Marple story. Like a good mystery, you keep guessing wrong and your theories are disproved every chapter. You'll never guess who actually murdered the colonel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 6/6/2013

    " You can always depend on Agatha Christie for a good mystery. And this is Miss Marple's first! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette Brown | 4/28/2013

    " My book was published in the 1950s (I believe) and has a wonderful map on the back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 2/23/2013

    " Christie is always classic in her mysteries, whether she's reflecting a typical pattern, or breaking against it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nix | 2/20/2013

    " I don't remember this book very well, I read it a long time ago. I do faintly remember that there was a "forbidden love" sappy part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 8/7/2012

    " Holds the record for longest final explication of plot. This must not be the best example of agatha Christie. Occasionally funny, but overall felt like 700 pages at truly less than 300! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 8/5/2012

    " I've read very little Christie, frankly, and only read this one because it was a freebie on my eReader. I enjoyed it, though - fast, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/26/2011

    " This is a good read, this keep me on edge because the person I thought that did it didn't. And that makes for a good book. My first Agatha book and certainly will not be the last "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Berninger | 8/10/2011

    " I picked up Agatha Christie after reading the article about her in last week's New Yorker. A really good read. Miss Marple is quite a little old lady. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lafcadio | 7/23/2011

    " Classic Agatha Christie... you never really know who dunnit until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 6/30/2011

    " This was probably the best book I have ever read. I enjoyed it a lot because it simply was brilliant and marvellously well planned. I doubt that another book will be my favourite one since And Then There Were None is a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tirsana | 6/30/2011

    " i liked this story. had alot of suspense and what is going to come next on it
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 6/29/2011

    " Read this first at least a decade ago & still love it. It's hard to comprehend how many books/movies/etc were inspired by this type of mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 6/28/2011

    " Agatha Christie is a magnificent writer. Enough said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 6/23/2011

    " This is my first Agatha Christie mystery and based on this I will pick up a few more of these classics. Truly a mystery that can stand up with the sands of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brysonmc | 6/21/2011

    " Awesome story! Had me thinking there were ten different murderers the whole time and coming up with my own theories. Never read Christie before, but this book makes me want to look for more and read more great tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhargav | 6/19/2011

    " An extremely well knit story with a beautiful presentation. The plot is very well thought out and I really had to read the epilogue to understand it completely. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 6/15/2011

    " My son has to read this for his school summer reading. I polished it off in 2 days. It was an easy read, but not my type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 6/15/2011

    " This book definitely kept me reading. I always enjoy a good mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 6/15/2011

    " The best of her mysteries has the most surprising ending, and none of her recurring characters. "

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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.