Saturday, 12 December 2015

Sofa Shelf - Sleeping Murder, Agatha Christie

Well this was really fun to read. It's about a murder that takes place eighteen years before and at the start there is no body. Actually at the start it reads a bit like a ghost story. A young couple take a house in Dilmouth and it's not long before that Gwenda remembers that she's lived there before and possibly witnessed something sinister.

Miss Marple is at her best. Of course she works out more than anyone else but the way she goes about it is brilliant. Well it would be wouldn't - who could resist telling a little old lady with her knitting everything. She comes across as so harmless but is yet sharper than all of them.

So who is it that committed the murder? All that Gwenda remembers is someone with monkey paws. Creepy! Right at the end the tension is so high that, yes I was up late trying to get to the end of the book!

This is the last of the novels that I'm going to read with Miss Marple in them for now, but it has to be the best one that I've read so far. Anyway it's been so good that I decided to find a book of short stories with Miss Marple in them. My hope is that short stories will be short enough to read so that I won't stay up all night trying to get to the end of the story!

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