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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,563 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.

Gwenda Reed arrives from New Zealand, travelling ahead of her husband with the task of finding the perfect place to make their base. In the quiet village of Dilmouth, she finds a house with immediate appeal.

A few renovations will convert it into her ideal home. Then things get very strange indeed. Wanting porch stairs, Gwenda hires a builder to put them in - only to find some old steps, covered up by bushes. She decides on a connecting doorway between the drawing-room and the dining-room, but discovers one already there, now plastered over. When she opens the painted-over doors of an old cupboard to find wallpaper exactly the same as she had imagined, she begins to wonder if she is going mad.

It takes Miss Marple to realise that an unsolved murder is behind Gwenda's apparent intuition - but even she does not suspect the murderer will strike again...

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/14/2014

    " One of her most vivid mysteries, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/11/2014

    " Now see, this one is much better than the later ones. (Although this was one of the last two books she published, it was written decades earlier.) The whole thing still hinges on a fairly ridiculous coincidence, but the mystery is solid, there are no gaping plot holes, and Miss Marple isn't running around with fluffy wool on her head, saying stupid things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Kallio | 2/11/2014

    " Christie's last Miss Marple is truly her best work! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laina | 2/6/2014

    " This book was okay. It seemed like a one-dimensional murder mystery to me, and I was frustrated because I figured it out long before the main characters did. Ol' Gwennie and Giles needed some work in my opinion... I didn't really like them. Oh well, though! Still a good inbetweener book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selvi | 1/31/2014

    " last book of lady Agatha.... a bit boring, many repetition of describing the facts of situation and its possibility. just plain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/25/2014

    " In typical Agatha Christie style, nothing much happens in this book, but you still can't put it down. It's the story of a young woman who remembers witnessing a murder when she was just two or three years old, even though nobody believes the woman was murdered. She and her husband, with the help of Miss Marple, start investigating, and, of course, the closer they get to the murderer, the more their lives are in danger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne McIntosh | 1/14/2014

    " Been rereading Marple mysteries after watching the pretty botched versions on Hallmark. The production values were so good but the storylines so jumbled: what gives? "

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

    " Grade B-. Also watched on TV (PBS) 1989. Marple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.nour | 11/2/2013

    " wonderful. How you can discover a muder after a long long time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amybarker | 10/19/2013

    " this one still scares me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Mohler | 10/19/2013

    " I've read this book numerous times- love Miss Marple- wish she was my friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie | 4/3/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one and I have a feeling Mary Higgins Clark got inspiration for one of her books from this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/19/2013

    " I really loved Christie's "last" book. Another phenomenal ending. And one of my favorite of the Marple's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 11/2/2012

    " Not as good as the Moving Finger but definitely a page turner. It's like Law and Order: Criminal Intent in a book, set England, with an old lady solving the crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Mitchell | 9/4/2012

    " This was the first time I had read any of her books, and I ended up liking it. There was a little bit of terminology from the time period that I did not know, but I think I will read more of her books. She did a good job of not making the villain predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khalid Amin | 7/17/2012

    " a prove that christie would'v been a great horror writer if she wanted to..she could really scare .. not that this is a horror novel , but , i believe everybody got the hints with the plot twist . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/21/2012

    " Good book that I had read before. Really enjoy the way that it wraps up, but can be figured out if you are paying attention. The copy at El Alba is missing the last page or two, but it still wraps up pretty well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 2/15/2012

    " This is my second go at Agatha Christie and while I found this mystery more compelling, I still don't understand the appeal of these weird straw characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 2/12/2012

    " Miss Marple is always a good read- and I quite enjoyed Sleeping Murder. It's always fun to try and work out the murder before the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bevan | 1/4/2012

    " The first Agatha Christie that I read (inspired me to read many others). A great story, one of her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alka | 11/14/2011

    " Excellent Book. Definitely a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/20/2011

    " One of her most vivid mysteries, I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose Deniz | 6/20/2011

    " Classic Agatha Christie. Read it on the plane from Istanbul to Chicago. Makes me want to re-read everything of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemarie | 6/13/2011

    " First book read in MONTHS! nice easy read, lobe a good agatha mystery -- i'm a hercule fan so Jane marple books are new to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/15/2011

    " I read this a very long time ago (maybe when I was 10 or so), and I had forgotten just how enthralling Christie mysteries are. I couldn't put them down until all was revealed...it's pretty nice re-reading a mystery novel 14 years later because I had no idea who the murderer was. "

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

    " Another great Miss Marple mystery book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 4/17/2011

    " This is a fairly dark Marple with some creepy characters within. Still, the old girl manages to outwit them all - GFI! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anshul | 3/13/2011

    " One of the more enticing and thrilling Miss Marple mysteries. Story is a bit creepy, and at times slow, but the unexpected and shocking ending more than makes up for it. Definitely worth a read if you are into Mystery classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 3/2/2011

    " This was the first time I had read any of her books, and I ended up liking it. There was a little bit of terminology from the time period that I did not know, but I think I will read more of her books. She did a good job of not making the villain predictable. "

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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.