23 April 2012
The Body in the Library; Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It's been a while since I read a Miss Marple mystery - much prefer them to Hercule Poirot, though it's the reverse when it comes to the televised versions. If this was edited to bring it up-to-date, I didn't notice (the Nero Wolfe mysteries definitely need some updating in terms of language!).
These are such gentle murder mysteries, and it's often difficult to determine exactly whodunnit because it's all down to Miss Marple's observations rather than clues left for the readers. Her commentary on the parallels to village life and slightly vague manner can be annoying, but much less so than most "cozy" detectives.