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Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN13: 978-0816145010
Title: The Body in the Library
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (May 1, 1989)
Pages: 267

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Home Agatha Christie The Body in the Library. The body in the library, . Part of Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. Agatha Christie. The Body in the Library. A Miss Marple Mystery. The bold bad baronet for melodrama, the body in the library for the detective story. For several years I treasured up the possibility of a suitable Variation on a well-known Theme. I laid down for myself certain conditions. The library in question must be a highly orthodox and conventional library. The body, on the other hand, must be a wildly improbable and highly sensational body. Such were the terms of the problem, but for some years they remained as such, represented only by a few lines of writing in an exercise book.

It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery. before tongues start to wag. Year: 2011. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

The body of a strangled young girl is found in the library of a retired general, a person close to Miss Marple. Step by step she discovers who she is (she is not who she is supposed to be), who is the real killer (dismissing the accusations against the obvious murderer), the motive of the murders (as TWO girls are killed in the end) and HOW the murders were perpetrated (in a most clever way!). 32 people found this useful. Who is the killer in the story then there were none by Agatha Christie? Justice Wargrave The judge is the killer. He fakes his death with the help of the doctor. What is the book And Then There Were None about by Agatha Christie? The best detective story written yet, depicting the perfect crime! It's true that she didn't play quite fair, withholding some vital piece of information.

Главная → Классический детектив → Christie Agatha → The Body in the Library. The Body in the Library, Agatha Christie. Out of the dull green light Mary's voice came, breathless, hysterical. Oh, ma'am, oh, ma'am, there's a body in the library!" And then, with a hysterical burst of sobs, she rushed out of the room again. Mrs. Bantry sat up in bed. Either her dream had taken a very odd turn or else - or else Mary had really rushed into the room and had said - incredibly fantastic! - that there was a body in the library. Impossible," said Mrs. Bantry to herself. I must have been dreaming.

We've just found a body in the library. You know, when my wife insisted this morning that the housemaid had come in and said there was a body in the library, I just wouldn't believe he. "No, no, I can quite understand that. Hope your missus isn't too badly upset by it al.

A typical, enthralling, Agatha Christie thriller. Christie writes with typical British fun and humor, ironic observations appearing here and there, such as a reference to a woman who regularly attended to the poor, no matter how hard they tried to avoid her. Miss Marple’s character is cleverer than everyone else, but not in the least haughty about it, finding lavish praise somewhat trying and glancing any boastful claims about her talents

27 quotes from The Body in the Library (Miss Marple ‘What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one's house, one migh. Jeg leser alle sammen, og har navnetrekkene til Dorothy Sayers og Agatha Christie og Dickson Carr og . Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library. One does see so much evil in a village, murmured Miss Marple in an explanatory voice. Here was a man who would never rail against fate but accept it and pass on to victory ― Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library.

The idea of a dead body in the library was a typical of a detective story in the early twentieth century and Ms Christie presents it here as a Variation on a well-known theme. In the most conservative library of Colonel Bantry, a dead body of a young girl is found and to cook-up the mystery she has created a family of an old, crippled man, a tennis player, a young girl guide, a dance hostess, a film man etc. And to solve this, we have our dear Miss Jane Marple. The book was first published in 1942 and has been twice adapted since for Television series

When Colonel and Mrs. Bantry find the corpse of a beautiful girl in their library, they rely upon their good friend Miss Marple to unravel the crime
Reviews: 7
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Agatha Christie's "The Body in the Library" is the second book in her Miss Marple Mysteries. The mystery and writing are interesting and the book fixes many of the issues I had with the first book. Specifically, there's more Miss Marple here and the book actually reads like a mystery. In the first book, she was almost non-existent and the text read like a description of life in a small town. In this book, she's moved up to the ranks of the main characters (though she's still overshadowed by the other characters and the police) and the small town life has moved to the back burner. The biggest issue I have with the book is, unfortunately, with Miss Marple: she just pulls the answers out of her... bonnet and claims she can do so because she's seen the same human behavior patterns in the people of her village. Maybe that's true. But, it's a bit of a letdown for us in that we can't follow along with her processes until she just makes an announcement of guilt. If Amazon allowed fractional ratings, I'd go for 3-3/4. But, for integers, I'm rating the book at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

The novels featuring Miss Marple are:

1. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries)
2. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries)
3. The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
4. A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
5. They Do It With Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
6. A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
7. 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries)
8. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple Mysteries)
9. A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
10. At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Mysteries)
11. Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
12. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple Mysteries)
During Agatha Christie's Edwardian childhood, there were no "play schools" and play dates." Poor children played in the streets with other kids and some wealthier ones had a large family of siblings. But Christie's brother and sister were much older and she spent most of her childhood with her nanny or with her grandmothers. She was fascinated by the conversations between her grandmothers and their elderly friends - women who had never had jobs, never voted, and whose opinions had never been vlaued on any issue. And yet, they were shrewd observers of human nature and frequently better judges of people than their male contemporaries.

Miss Jane Marple is just such a fluttery old lady and she is often over-looked or dismissed. But not by retired Commissioner of Scotland Yard Henry Clithering, who admires her powers of deduction and her ability to see through subterfuge. And not by her female friends who know that NOTHING gets past Jane Marple!

This is a fine mystery. There are two murders (both of young women) and a good variety of suspects. One of the victims is a dance hostess - pretty and possibly conniving. The other is a teen-aged Girl Guide (Girl Scout, we would say) who has nothing particularly out-standing about her. Since the dance hostess has attracted the attention of a wealthy older man, several people have a motive for getting rid of her. Was the younger girl's death simply a coincidence or is there a deranged killer loose in the English countryside?

One interesting thing is that this book was published in 1942, when England had been involved in WWII for several years. Christie's husband was away at war and she was working in a London hospital. But WWII is completely ignored in this story. When there is mention of "the war" (and the effects it had on one suspect) they are talking about WWI. So was this book written in the 1930's and not published until later? Or did Christie think that her readers would like to escape from the horrors of war and remember a happier time?

I like all of the Miss Marple books, but this is one of my favorites. Some of the characters are stereotypes - the bluff manor-house owner, his gardening-mad wife, the eager-beaver police inspector - but there's always some truth in all stereotypes or they wouldn't exist. The examination of the Jefferson family and the tragedy of trying to live in the past is touching and thought-provoking. Old Dame Agatha may not have been a great writer, but she was as shrewd as Miss Marple herself and her depth of knowledge about human nature makes all of her books worth reading.
This was one that I remembered almost all of the details of from the last time I got on a Christie kick. And it was still fun to read. Managed to feel surprising even though I remembered so many details, including the murderer, the motive, how it was proved, etc. Could watch how she built it up, knowing what throwaway lines early in the book were actually significant, and really enjoy the whole thing. Great little Marple. Not the best whodunit, as the answer ends up being more obvious than some other of Christie's greatest, and some of the clues that are necessary to figure it out aren't given until the reveal, but all around enjoyable.
I have read lots of mystery novels, but Agatha Christie always takes top prize. This is as delightful as so many others. The characters are enjoyable and solving the mystery is quite clever. I read through the book a second time, partially just to see if the clues were well planted and they are.
I will also say that her prose is always clean and perfectly chosen. Obviously many writers are masters/mistresses of the metaphor and delightful turn of phrase, something which Agatha Christie does not do. But that in no way takes away from how delightfully she lays out the story, characters, clues and solutions. I never feel that dialogue sounds forced or artificial and I never wince at any phrase or sentence.
And, I have no problem with a 10 year old reading her books, because they are clean and (excepting the fact of murder) wholesome.
As far as this book goes, it is as good as any other mystery I have read by Agatha Christie. You will enjoy every page, I am sure.