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Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

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Nove casos nove mistérios aparentemente fáceis de resolver o caso insólito de um homem ferido ue procura a igreja como refúgio; a enigmática charada ue um velho excêntrico decide deixar co. I have now come to the end of my Miss Marple reading marathon this year with this final volume “Miss Marple’s Final Cases” Although I often struggle with short stories this is a fun collection with a mix of both stories which feature Miss Marple and a couple of stand alone stories thrown in The stories included are Sanctuary featuring the wonderful Bunch Harmon well known from other Miss Marple books Strange Jest in which Miss Marple helps a young couple find an inheritance The Tape Measure Murder set in Miss Marple’s own St Mary Mead The Case of the Caretaker where the wonderful Dr Haydock brings a frail Miss Marple a mystery to solve to help revitalise her The Case of the Perfect Maid bringing together Miss Marple and her attempts to clear the name of a local girl in service a delightful tale called Miss Marple Tells a Story in which she is asked to help solve a tricky murder and clear someone’s name The Dressmaker’s Doll one of the two stories in this collection which does not feature Miss Marple but involves a dress maker’s establishment and a rather creepy doll In a Glass Darkly another stand alone story involving a slightly other worldly event and Greenshaw’s Folly featuring Miss Marple’s loving nephew the author Raymond West and a tricky will This is an enjoyable collection which includes lots of familiar characters and settings As always Miss Marple is her indomitable self – a great believer in justice and in her ability to draw parallels between those suspected of crimes and local ne’er do wells that she has come across in village life She is often consulted by others and seems to enjoy her natural crime solving ability and the compliments paid her when she helps out I am saddened I have come to the end of the books but I know I will be re reading them again

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Tudo aparentemente num piscar de olhosMiss Marple Investiga Miss Marple’s Final Cases foi originalmente publicado na Grã Bretanha em 1979 ano em ue seria igualmente editado nos Estados Unidos. ‘Miss Marple’s Final Cases’ is the first Agatha Christie that I have read and it’s one that I happened across rather than chose to read ‘Final Cases’ is a collection of six short Miss Marple stories along with two additional and somewhat eerie stories of the supernatural This collection was originally published in 1979 but the individual stories date variously from the 1930s to the 1950s Miss Marple is of course and enduringly delightful charming memorable and likeable literary creation and the stories are compelling stylishly written entertaining and satisfyingly complete in themselves When compared to the Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels the only other classic literary sleuth I am familiar with – the likeable Miss Marple is almost the antithesis of the wonderful but eually dislikeable Sherlock Holmes The Miss Marple stories here do feel by comparison much lighter less mysterious less dark and ultimately less thrilling than those concerning Sherlock Holmes Clearly Conan Doyle was writing some decades earlier than Christie about a very different kind of main protagonist set in a very different world and creating a very different kind of mystery – so from that perspective it is perhaps a little erroneous to compare the two The stories non Miss Marple stories included here were of a far eerie and supernatural nature not too dissimilar to the ghost stories of Susan Hill and were suitably ghostly and chilling in natureHaving read reviews of this collection of Miss Marple stories it seems reasonable to view this book as a short light and enjoyable introduction to the wider world of Agatha Christie and to her well known critically acclaimed and endlessly adapted works such as ‘Orient Express Roger Ackroyd And Then There Were One Crooked House ABC Murders et al it is these works that I am looking forward to reading and with some expectation of them displaying depth complexity and mystery

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Mo herança; uma criada cuja extrema eficiência levanta suspeitas; uma sinistra premonição ue muda o rumo de várias vidas e é claro Miss Marple ue – para estupefacção geral – resolve. EXCERPT The Vicar's wife came around the corner of the vicarage with her arms full of chrysanthemums A good deal of rich garden soil was attached to her strong brogue shoes and a few fragments of earth were adhering to her nose but of that fact she was perfectly unconscious Christened by her optimistic parents Diana Mrs Harmon had become Bunch at an early age for somewhat obvious reasons and the name had stuck to her ever since Clutching the chrysanthemums she made her way through the gate to the churchyard and so to the church door The November air was mild and damp Clouds scudded across the sky with patches of blue here and there Inside the church was dark and cold; it was unheated except at service times 'Brrrrrh' said Bunch expressively 'I'd better get on with this uickly I don't want to die of cold'ABOUT THIS BOOK A collection of Miss Marple mysteries plus some bonus short storiesFirst the mystery man in the church with a bullet woundthen the riddle of a dead man's buried treasurethe curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accidentthe corpse and a tape measurethe girl framed for theftand the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger Six gripping cases with one thing in common the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple MY THOUGHTS Is there anything I could say about Christie's Miss Marple that hasn’t been said before I adore 'Aunt Jane' and this collection of short stories was new to me Although it appears that Aunt Jane is becoming frailer her mind is as sharp as ever June Whitfield played Miss Marple in the BBC Radio version I listened to with a whole cast of other supporting narrators And while I loved it the sound effects are magnificent you do miss out on a lot of extraneous details which means that at some point in the future I will read the book THE AUTHOR Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections fourteen plays and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Toruay Devon England UK as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879–1950 called Madge who was eleven years Agatha's senior and Louis Montant Miller 1880–1929 called Monty ten years older than Agatha During the First World War she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy a job that influenced her work as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poisonHer first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles came out in 1920 During her first marriage Agatha published six novels a collection of short stories and a number of short stories in magazinesIn late 1926 Agatha's husband Archie revealed that he was in love with another woman Nancy Neele and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple uarreled and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale Berkshire to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt she was not found for eleven daysIn 1930 Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie's death in 1976Christie freuently used familiar settings for her stories Christie's travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Toruay where she was born Christie's 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul Turkey the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie's room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon acuired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938 is now in the care of the National TrustChristie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire which was owned by her brother in law James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha's greatest inspiration for country house life with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plotsDuring the Second World War Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College London where she acuired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year she became the President of the Detection Club DISCLOSURE I listened to the BBC Radio full cast drama version of Miss Marple's Final Cases with Miss Marple played by June Whitfield published by BBC Worldwide Ltd via OverDrive All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my webpage

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories
  • Agatha Christie
  • Portuguese
  • 09 October 2018
  • 9789892303673

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