A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced

A Miss Marple Mystery

Large Print - 2011
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m."

A childish practical joke? A spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a door swings open revealing a man with a gun who demands, "Stick 'em up." Most people think it's a game, until shots are fired.

An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel the clues in this classic of crime fiction.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, 2011
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 9781611731774
Branch Call Number: FIC CHRIS A


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Nov 08, 2018

Very intriguing book! Like always, I did not expect that the culprit was in plain sight!

Apr 03, 2018

Exactly what you would expect. A clever, fun and fast read.

I guessed the killer in this one, but was nevertheless left in a crazy amount of suspense, desperately reading through to see if I was right! One of my favorite Miss Marple mysteries (the others being "Sleeping Murder" and "4:50 from Paddington").

Mar 28, 2017

A must read for all Christie fans! "A Murder Is Announced" is an entertaining novel with many shocking twists. The premise is interesting and perhaps the killer could have gotten away with such a perfect crime if it weren't for the ingenuity of elderly spinster Jane Marple.

Nov 17, 2016

Another book of the hundreds of successful Agatha Christie books! It is interesting but it wasn't magical like her other books that I used to read, although it has a beautiful new idea - a murder in the newspaper - sounds interesting haa? But even the characters weren't that charming - not in their personality nor in their conversation. Usually Agatha Christie gives us a lot of suspects. In this novel there are maybe 2 or 3 people that we may think are the killers and guess who solved a part of the crime? I did!! I guessed who was the killer from the beginning and I am very proud because I am good at solving crimes and mysteries now and who knows? Maybe I will end up being a detective! I give this book 6.5/10
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

violet_flamingo_261 Aug 03, 2014

This book is very good! It is a little unrealistic, but still has a good plot.

Apr 22, 2013

Agatha Christie is a master of ambiance. Reading one of her mysteries is like being transported back in time. Miss Marple, a cunning old lady with a nose for trouble and a shrewd judge of character, reads about an ad in the local paper where a murder is announced. She goes to unravel what the mystery is all about. Miss Marple is one of Agatha Christie's standard detectives. The books are not too long and they keep you interested all the way through.

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