Though I’ve read Agatha Christie books since I was a teenager, I hadn’t ever read them in any particular order, nor had I ever read this book, the first case for Miss Marple. Written in 1930, the book still showcases typical motives (adulterous relationships, greed, jealousy) and moves along nicely. Fans of murder mysteries owe it to themselves to take this step back and read how one of this genre’s best-known authors spins a tale of “who done it”.
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Review Submitted by: Jane Kostenko
Rating: Highly Recommended