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Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN13: 978-0553256789
Title: Sleeping Murder
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Bantam (May 1, 1983)

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

That’s one pattern of murder-and it’s often been done. He complained of sleeplessness and my colleague allowed him a certain amount of sleeping tablets. Whilst pretending to take them, he actually kept them until he had accumulated a sufficient amount and-. He spread out his hands.

Agatha Christie Sleeping Murder A Miss Marple Mystery Contents Cover Title Page 1. A House 2. Wallpaper 3. Cover Her Face. 4. Helen? 5. Murder in Retrospect. 25. Postscript at Torquay. Other Books by Agatha Christie. Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside. The docks and the custom sheds and all of England that she could see, were gently waving up and down.

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The book features Miss Marple. It was the last Christie novel, published posthumously, although not the last one Christie wrote featuring Miss Marple.

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Sleeping Murder book. There are a dozen in all (plus some short stories, which I did not read this time through), and this is number twelve. The book features Miss Marple in her last mystery. It was the last Christie novel published- posthumously - although not the last one Christie actually wrote.

Author: Agatha Christie. Publisher: Signet, 2004. Chapter 2. Wallpaper2. Chapter 3. ‘Cover her fac. 3. Chapter 5. Murder in Retrospect5.

Sleeping Murder (2003). About book: There are some Authors whose books you read and think "How did they think of that?" Their stories are so unique. Agatha Christie is one such author and Sleeping Murder is one such book that keeps you in a constant state of excitement with all its twists and turns all the while wowing you with its amazing story and its awesome conclusion. Miss Marple investigates a murder that has happened 18 years ag. am a great lover of detective mysteries and when it comes to books written by Agatha Christie I just can’t stop myself. Her books are unique, expertly written with plots so novel and intriguing that if such crimes were to happen in the present day they will leave the police as baffled as in the books. This book is no different and here we meet Gwenda, who is newly married and has recently bought a house in Devon.

But in Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks, John Curran argues that it was written much later. Sleeping Murder was first adapted for television in 1987 as part of the Miss Marple series by the BBC, starring Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. It was then adapted again in 2006, this time by ITV, for their series Marple which starred Geraldine McEwan. The original manuscript for this story was titled Murder in Retrospect after one of the chapters in the book. Christie then changed the title to Cover her Face, but whilst the story stayed stored in a vault, . James released her debut novel under this title leading to Miss Marple’s last case being titled Sleeping Murder.

Although Gwenda and Giles Reed are determined to solve a macabre puzzle involving a hauntingly familiar Victorian villa and a terrifying vision of a strangled woman, Miss Jane Marple advises them not to uncover a long unreported murder
Reviews: 7
Amazon has managed to link the reviews of another two of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" books together ("A Pocket Full of Rye" and "Sleeping Murder"). So, they're mixed up on each book's page and once a person submits a review for one book, they can't do so for the other. So, I'm editing this review to show my reviews for both books:

"A Pocket Full of Rye (3 stars out of 5):"
I had high hopes for Agatha Christie's 1953 Miss Marple novel "A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries Book 7)." All the way up to about the 88% point (according to my Kindle), I was impressed with the interesting and fairly well done story and mystery. The theme implied by the title is clever, too. I have some issues with not liking most of the characters (personal problem on my part), the policeman in charge using leading questions, and the lack of even a hint of tracing phone numbers (not sure if that was possible in 1953). However, those are fairly minor. But, at the 88% point, Christie basically dumps everything she's written onto the floor and has Miss Marple pull some convoluted theory out of her hat with no evidence whatsoever (or even rumor). What a let down. Up until then, I was prepared to rate the book at four stars. Afterward, I was angry enough to drop it down to two stars. But, since the book was enjoyable through most of it's length, I'm splitting the difference and going with a Tolerable 3 stars out of 5. A shame.

"Sleeping Murder (2 stars out of 5):"
Agatha Christie's 1976 (and last) "Miss Marple" novel, "Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case (Miss Marple Mysteries Book 13)," is not very good at all. I suppose the murder, itself, is passable in Christie fashion. But, the sheer level of coincidence for her to set the stage is ridiculous. Add in that the plot basically revolves around two very nice young people ignoring Miss Marple's advice and bulling around a china shop with no regard for whose dinnerware they break, and the book becomes a chore to read. For icing, Christie has Miss Marple doing some gardening even though for the last 10 years or so, she's been specifically forbidden from doing so. I'm rating the book at a Pretty Bad 2 stars out of 5.
I listened to the audio book and it was wonderful. The narrator Rosalind was first class as she moved from male to female characters and used different accents without missing a beat. The story was good and the solution was, as usual for Ms Christie unexpected. My only complaint is that there could have been more of Ms. Marple although it was explained as to why she appeared a infrequently as she did. When she did appear she was the astute, self deprecating crime fight sleuth that we all love. This is a good book in the Ms. Marple series and I recommend it for anyone that likes a good murder mystery.
This is a review of the audio CD of Agatha Christie's sixth Miss Marple mystery novel. Although Dame Christie wrote far more books featuring her most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot, the story goes that she grew tired of the little Belgian and embraced the elderly spinster from St. Mary Mead. Careful readers of her work will notice that, in the later Poirot mysteries, he often does not appear until well into the book and/or he shares the stage with the delightful Ariadne Oliver, mystery novelist and "sort of" stand-in for Agatha Christie herself. The later Miss Marples tend to humanize her more and show her as a central figure. Listeners to this novel on CD have a special treat in that they get to listen to Joan Hickson, the finest portrayer of the character, read the book in all her dithery glory.

Before we see Miss Marple, we get to meet the loathsome members of Rex Fortescue's family at their odd estate, Yewtree Lodge. Fortescue is NOT old money; rather, he is a crass member of the nouveaux riche, married to a most inappropriate younger beauty, hated by one son and estranged from the other. Each family member is out for him or herself; even the servants in this household (perhaps the most interesting lot of servants of any of Christie's manor house mysteries) have their foibles and secrets. Very few characters in this menage are likable, but of course that makes for a wonderful mystery.

A series of murders occurs which loosely follow the Mother Goose rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." One of these murders hits close to home for Miss Marple, and she journeys to Yewtree Lodge, determined to seek justice for more personal reasons than usual. And in her own fluffy style, she succeeds in a case that baffles the police.

Miss Marple works intuitively, so don't expect the clueing to be as clever as it is in the Poirot books. But this book makes up for that with a tug at the heartstrings, and the final pages have some moments that are rather heartbreaking. The women characters in this novel are particularly diverse and enjoyable. Highly recommended and great fun!
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We all grew up in our day memorizing such immortal Mother Goose poetic lines as":
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye,
four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...
The king was in his counting house, counting out his money (Rex Fortescue the first murder victim in this Christie novel is poisoned when he fatally partakes of his morning tea served to him by his secretary Miss Grosevenor).
The queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey, (the second murder victim is Adele Fortescue the young and sexy wife of Rex who dies when she likewise takes a cup of poison in her beverage whilst at home).
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes

When there came a little dickey bird and ripped off her nose (the third murder victim is the maid at home of the Fortescue family who is murdered while in the garden with a clothes pin stuck on her nose!
The story involves a cruel businessman and his dysfunctional family. The case is solved with brilliance by Jane Marple. This Christie novel was first published in 1954. It is a somewhat quiet and slowly told story but it kept my interest as Agatha Christie novels always do.

The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes
When there came a little dickey bird and nipped off her nose.