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  1. says:

    Since I've been recommending this to everyone I thought I'd listen to the audio version and see how it held upYep Still to me the bestWhat's my favorite Agatha Christie novel? Well I'd have a hard time picking between Murder on the Orient Express and Sleeping Murder But this one is um realish?The idea that what happened in Murder on the Orient Express could actually happenis pretty far fetched And yes Sleeping Murder is by today's standards kinda outlandish tooBUTLess outlandish than MotOE MY OPINIONPlus I love me some Miss Marple The main characters are newlyweds Gwenda Giles but Jane Marple is introduced early on as the elderly aunt of Giles's cousin some of you will recognize Raymond West from other books And when Gwenda begins to think she's losing her mind due to some startling coincidences at her newly purchased house and a frightening reaction to the line of a playrubs hands togetherWell naturally Miss Marple sticks her nose delicately into Gwenda's troubles and steps in to help her sort things outIf you're a fan of Miss Marple mysteries this is one that you definitely don't want to skip I think it shows a different side to her intellect and personality by having her play as a secondary character While the two main characters bumble around to the best of their ability this little old lady is gently nudging them in the right direction And ultimately she's also the one who steps in to save the dayGod bless the tough chicks who knit


  2. says:

    Miss Marple appears scantily in this particular story Here the murder dominates the scene I've noticed that the murders that Agatha Christie places in the relative past that is prior to the current investigation well these murders always have the bodies tumbled out of the cupboard Books of Agatha Christie that use this device appeal to me and also to many others judging by the several mysteries where the author uses this trick It is a trick after all a very solid gimmick that engenders macabre feelings like there was no tomorrow I scarcely noticed that Miss Marple was not being her usual self she didn't draw too much parallel with human psychology when explaining her thoughts at the end In fact there's little proof that Miss Marple knew with certainty of the murderer's identity There's no proof of the murderer's crime even Thankfully it's not one of those stories where the frail Miss Marple derails the mind of a hardened serial killer with cheap tricks like in A Murder Is Announced for example So yeah I solved this case However the case was very deceiving and I was up against a palpable wall of fog There was not much to latch onto There is no slow start to this book which was one of the reasons for the five stars I gave it I was completely baffled by the events leading to the bewilderment of one Gwenda Reed Along with the sense of evil there's a forbidding atmosphere and a hint of regret and a pining at the waste of life There were two things that put me on the right track First the action of cutting that tennis net to shreds Secondly the murderer is mostly the one who is able to influence the case and distort facts to his advantage I didn't pick on the wound that Helen got on her foot I only knew that the culprit didn't have a brain teaser of an alibi I absolutely loved the uote from the Duchess of Malfi The uote which I can't paste because it's too much of a bother to go look for it in my ebook defines the galling evilness of the crime It also gave away the fact that the murderer was insane to a degree I would have wanted for Miss Marple to rant against the wicked nature of the crime but she was surprisingly passive in this book If I remember correctly there was one moment where her eyes expressed anger but that was in the middle of the book and at that time she wasn't sure of the solution to the murder Another reason for liking this book so much is the vivid depiction of the characters Among all the pure and innocent characters that Agatha Christie has thrust upon our readership the young Reed couple was one the most believable It's very difficult to make decent innocent characters come to life The author presents Gwenda and her husband in their non British simplicity They are so pure that the finicky English countryside people warm up to them with no trouble It's unclear whether the main protagonists had a New Zealand accent and how strong it was But the Reed couple were life like and they hid the fact that they were cogs in the story which I enjoyed very muchThis is I regret already the last Marple book that was unread uptil now The book called Nemesis had a similar strong presence of evil and a murder set in the past with a close person as the murderer Miss Marple books are as fine as Alice In Wonderland or Sherlock Holmes stories They are the finest simple sustenance that the English literature can impart to the young and not so young They are to be cherished


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    Sleeping Murder Miss Marple #13 Agatha Christie Sleeping Murder Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in October 1976Newlywed Gwenda Reed travels ahead of her husband to find a home for them on the south coast of England In a short time she finds and buys Hillside a large old house that feels just like home She supervises workers in a renovation staying in a one time nursery room while the work progresses She forms a definite idea for the little nursery When the workmen open a long sealed door she sees the very wallpaper that was in her mind Further a place that seems logical to her for a doorway between two rooms proves to have been one years earlier She goes to London for a visit with relatives the author Raymond West his wife and his aunt Miss Jane Marple During the play The Duchess of Malfi when the line Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle; she died young is spoken Gwenda screams out; she saw an image of herself viewing a man saying those words strangling a blonde haired woman named Helenعنوانها جنایت خفته؛ جنایت از یاد رفته؛ جنایت خفته قتلی در گذشته های دور؛ قتل خاموش؛ نویسنده آگاتا کریستی؛ آنتشاراتیها ارغوان؛ هرمس کتابهای کارآگاه؛ نشر روایت؛ ثالث؛ میلاد؛ نشر کهن؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه آوریل سال دوهزارودو میلادیعنوان جنایت خفته با ترجمه جناب عبدالحسین شریفیان، تهران ارغوان، سال 1372؛ در 311ص؛عنوان جنایت خفته با ترجمه خانم گلرخ سعید نیا؛ تهران، هرمس، کتابهای کارآگاه، 1381؛ در 250ص؛ چاپ دوم 1384؛ و چاپ پنجم 1393؛عنوان جنایت از یاد رفته با ترجمه جناب عباس خیرخواه، تهران، نشر روایت، 1373، در 316ص؛ تهران، ثالث، 1393؛ در 259ص؛عنوان جنایت خفته قتلی در گذشته های دور با ترجمه خانم پروین ادیب، تهران، میلاد، 1374؛ در 280ص؛عنوان قتل خاموش با ترجمه جناب علی سجادپور؛ مشهد، نشر کهن، 1373؛ در 285ص؛گواندا رید، و همسرش «جایلز رید»، سه ماه است ازدواج کرده‌ اند، آن دو تصمیم دارند از نیوزلند، به انگلستان برگردند؛ «جایلز» کارهایش را باید در نیوزلند تمام کند، او همر خویش «گواندا» را پیشاپیش می‌فرستد، تا خانه ی مناسبی، در انگلستان پیدا کند؛ «گواندا»، به ویلای کوچکی، متعلق به دوره ی «ویکتوریا»، با نام «هیلساید» برمی‌خورد؛ که برای فروش گذاشته شده، و ویلا را می‌خرد؛ پس از خرید ویلا، رخدادهای شگفت انگیزی، برای «گواندا» رخ می‌دهد، و او چیزهایی را در ویلا کشف می‌کند، که انگار پیشتر نیز از وجودشان خبر داشته است؛ دری مخفی شده، در بخشی از خانه، طرحی از کاغذ دیواری، که حالا زیر کاغذ دیواری‌های جدید ویلا، پنهان شده و ؛ گواندا از این رخدادها ترسیده و نگران می‌شود؛ تصمیم می‌گیرد مدتی از خانه دور شود، به همین دلیل به دعوت ریموند وست، و همسرش جوآن، که از دوستان جایلز هستند، به لندن برود؛ گواندا به همراه میزبانانش و خاله ریموند، که پیرزن جالبی به نام «جین مارپل» است، به تماشای نمایشنامه‌ ای به نام «دوشس دالفی» می‌روند؛ اما در صحنه ی پایانی نمایش، آنگاه که یکی از بازیگران جمله‌ ای را بر زبان می‌آورد، «گواندا» یکباره فریادی می‌کشد، و از سالن بیرون می‌رود؛ و ادامه ی داستان ؛ ا شربیانی


  4. says:

    375⭐2382 For all who don't know I am in love with Agatha Christie ever since I started reading her books 5 years ago and I planned to read a book of her each month so that I don't run out of her books So this is my 23 AC book and did I mention I love her??


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    You Chose Your Own AdventureYou have reached the end of your story and it is like so many stories that have come before a story of a murder long buried now reaching out to haunt those who live today As always you read this story with care and you read it with a warning to the young do not believe what you are told and do not open old graves Alas they never listen You shall guide them on their journey and in the end you will come to their rescue That was ever to be your fate and your role; you are a rescuer But now it is time for you to sleep old dear All your missions have been accomplishedIf you wish to awake in a new shape choosehttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow


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    In the beginning a personal anecdoteAs a child I was troubled intermittently by a nightmare I am walking around the compound of my maternal grandfather's ancestral home when I reach a dilapidated building in a secluded corner I open it and enter even though my better sense counsels against it Inside it is a prayer room dedicated to evil gods Their pictures are hung all over the walls and their ugly idols leer up at me Also the place is full of the images of the tortured victims of these deities their silent screams mutilated bodies and bloodI wake up in a cold sweatThe mystery of this dream was solved later It was only a poster of Naraka the Indian hell which I saw as a child in that house which left a lasting impression on me I will not dwell on the Freudian aspects of this incident just point out the fact that childhood traumas however trivial have lasting impacts I speak from personal experienceOnward with the reviewWhat if one has witnessed a murder as a toddler? What if one's childhood psyche had repressed that incident until it came back to haunt one as a distorted vision in one's beautiful new home which one suddenly realises is none other than the venue of that Sleeping Murder?One would go madthat is what nearly happened to Gwen Fortunately she had Miss Marple to helpGwenda and Giles Reed return to England from New Zealand She has no memories; as far as she knows she has never been in England However buying the dream home she had set her eyes on Gwen begins to be troubled by memories which she thinks are from another life She runs away to London to escape However watching a performance of the Duchess of Malfi and hearing the words “cover her face; mine eyes dazzle; she died young” brings a terrifying image into her mind the blue strangled face of a beautiful young girl and she herself watching it through the bannisters and the monkey’s pawsGwen is convinced that she is mad But thankfully she had chosen to stay with Raymond West who most fortuitously had his Aunt Jane Marple on the premises The old lady is not ready to go for a supernatural explanation She has a much prosaic one Gwen has actually seen somebody murdered in the same house where she has stayed as a child – a memory which has been suppressedThe young lady and her husband soon find out that Miss Marple had hit the nail on the head Gwen had stayed in the house as a little child along with her father and her flighty stepmother Helen who had disappeared presumably run away with one of her many young men However Gwen’s father was convinced that he murdered her and ultimately was committed and died in an asylum But it is now possible that he may not have been mad – that Helen was actually murdered though not by him However the tantalising uestion arises if she was murdered who is the killer?Thus begins a murder investigation into the past by the young couple against the counsel of Miss Marple to “leave sleeping murder lie” Once she is convinced that they will not let go Miss Marple agrees to join them if only to keep them safeAnd thus begins a rollercoaster ride one of Christie’s most suspenseful novelsAs a mystery Sleeping Murder is rather predictable There was no “aha” moment at the end because I already had a good idea who the murderer was But I give the novel four stars for its structure and breakneck pace rather like a Hitchcock movie and also for the personal experience I uoted at the beginning I could sympathise with Gwenda


  7. says:

    I thought I had read this Miss Marple before but maybe I hadn't I would have thought the heroine Gwenda being both a New Zealander and having the same name as one of my childhood friends would have stuck in my mind if soAlthough this book stretches coincidence just about to breaking point and did lose momentum near the middle I still enjoyed it Some of Christie's earlier novels have a sly wit in this book the scene with Miss Marple and her physician and she evokes a long gone world of a uiet English seaside town I felt like I really knew the victim by the end of the book I guessed the murderer early on as for me one line made it obvious But as nearly always Christie plants her clues and red herrings with considerable skillOverall entertaining and well worth a read


  8. says:

    I love Miss Marple; she is wise and knows human nature and knows that people can not be taken at face value they lie This is her last murder mystery in the series which don't have to be read in order to enjoy them but I prefer to see her in the picture than in this story She hovers in the background helping the nice young couple afflicted by a ghostly vision from the past but she's not really present in the story literally and figuratively


  9. says:

    Although this is listed as the thirteenth Miss Marple novel and was published in 1976 it was actually written during WWII and shows her as a fairly sprightly lady compared to some books According to the Agatha Christie website it should sit between “The Moving Finger” and “A Murder is Announced” and that is where I have positioned it in my re reading of these booksGwenda Reed has arrived from New Zealand charged with buying a house for her and her new husband Giles; who is due to join her soon She falls in love with a house in Dillmouth called Hillside and buys it However aside from a disconcerting feeling of fear when she stands at the top of the stairs soon there are other familiar things that she should not know about She senses a door should be leading from a room and finds it has been closed up she imagines a wallpaper and finds it in an old cupboard Unnerved she goes to stay with cousins of Giles who just happen to be Raymond West Miss Marple’s nephew and his wife Joan Then an event brings back the memory of a dead body lying at the bottom of the stairs in her house Fearing she is going mad she confides in Miss Marple who not only believes her but decides go and stay in Dillmouth to keep an eye on thingsSome years before Gwenda discovered she had lived in the house as a small child Her step mother was rumoured to had run off with another man but what if she hadn’t? Giles and Gwenda set out to investigate but will raking up the past prove dangerous and can they really discover what happened so long ago? This is an enjoyable murder mystery with Miss Marple heavily involved in events There are a number of possible suspects and although I actually guessed the correct one it was still an interesting read with good characters and Miss Marple really investigating the crime


  10. says:

    Woohooo Does finding the murderer in the second last chapter count?Any Agatha Christie fan would be able to able to find out Who I guess But what I did not find out was the Why Although I must agree the clues were present all along DAMN I will pay attention next timeThis one does not have twist after twist after twist in the last chapter There is a murder Investigation Answer No non sense Nothing like you could have never imagined this stuffIt is a structured murder mystery where Miss Marple and her friends Gwenda and Giles investigate a murder that happened 18 years ago They are not even sure if there was a murder or not in the first place Pretty good premise to be honest Over the years many books have taken the same premise for example The girl with the dragon tattoo But what differentiates Christie is that she uses realistic tools to unravel the truth This one was totally worth reading because the book has a fast pace throughout Especially the beginning was something I did not expect It took off like Horror I loved the beginning and I was sure I am going to finish the book no matter whatIt is simple but still fun Overall Christie rocks What else to say


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Sleeping MurderMiss Marple’s last case

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In Agatha Christie’s classic Sleeping Murder the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crimeSoon after Gwenda moved into he. Since I've been recommending this to everyone I thought I'd listen to the audio version and see how it held upYep Still to me the bestWhat's my favorite Agatha Christie novel Well I'd have a hard time picking between Murder on the Orient Express and Sleeping Murder But this one is um realishThe idea that what happened in Murder on the Orient Express could actually happenis pretty far fetched And yes Sleeping Murder is by today's standards kinda outlandish tooBUTLess outlandish than MotOE MY OPINIONPlus I love me some Miss Marple The main characters are newlyweds Gwenda Giles but Jane Marple is introduced early on as the elderly aunt of Giles's cousin some of you will recognize Raymond West from other books And when Gwenda begins to think she's losing her mind due to some startling coincidences at her newly purchased house and a frightening reaction to the line of a playrubs hands togetherWell naturally Miss Marple sticks her nose delicately into Gwenda's troubles and steps in to help her sort things outIf you're a fan of Miss Marple mysteries this is one that you definitely don't want to skip I think it shows a different side to her intellect and personality by having her play as a secondary character While the two main characters bumble around to the best of their ability this little old lady is gently nudging them in the right direction And ultimately she's also the one who steps in to save the dayGod bless the tough chicks who knit A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, perfect crimeSoon after Gwenda moved into he. Since I've been recommending this to everyone I thought I'd listen to the audio version and see how it held upYep Still to me the bestWhat's my favorite Agatha Christie novel Well I'd have a hard time Sweet Mandarin picking between Murder on the Orient Express and Sleeping Murder But this one is um realishThe idea that what happened in Murder on the Orient Express could actually happenis Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West pretty far fetched And yes Sleeping Murder is by today's standards kinda outlandish tooBUTLess outlandish than MotOE MY OPINIONPlus I love me some Miss Marple The main characters are newlyweds Gwenda Giles but Jane Marple is introduced early on as the elderly aunt of Giles's cousin some of you will recognize Raymond West from other books And when Gwenda begins to think she's losing her mind due to some startling coincidences at her newly The Lost Heart of Asia purchased house and a frightening reaction to the line of a The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman playrubs hands togetherWell naturally Miss Marple sticks her nose delicately into Gwenda's troubles and steps in to help her sort things outIf you're a fan of Miss Marple mysteries this is one that you definitely don't want to skip I think it shows a different side to her intellect and The Tavern on Maple Street personality by having her The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich play as a secondary character While the two main characters bumble around to the best of their ability this little old lady is gently nudging them in the right direction And ultimately she's also the one who steps in to save the dayGod bless the tough chicks who knit

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R every time she climbed the stairsIn fear Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts Between them they were to solve a “perfect” crime committed many years befo. Although this is listed as the thirteenth Miss Marple novel and was published in 1976 it was actually written during WWII and shows her as a fairly sprightly lady compared to some books According to the Agatha Christie website it should sit between “The Moving Finger” and “A Murder is Announced” and that is where I have positioned it in my re reading of these booksGwenda Reed has arrived from New Zealand charged with buying a house for her and her new husband Giles; who is due to join her soon She falls in love with a house in Dillmouth called Hillside and buys it However aside from a disconcerting feeling of fear when she stands at the top of the stairs soon there are other familiar things that she should not know about She senses a door should be leading from a room and finds it has been closed up she imagines a wallpaper and finds it in an old cupboard Unnerved she goes to stay with cousins of Giles who just happen to be Raymond West Miss Marple’s nephew and his wife Joan Then an event brings back the memory of a dead body lying at the bottom of the stairs in her house Fearing she is going mad she confides in Miss Marple who not only believes her but decides go and stay in Dillmouth to keep an eye on thingsSome years before Gwenda discovered she had lived in the house as a small child Her step mother was rumoured to had run off with another man but what if she hadn’t Giles and Gwenda set out to investigate but will raking up the past prove dangerous and can they really discover what happened so long ago This is an enjoyable murder mystery with Miss Marple heavily involved in events There are a number of possible suspects and although I actually guessed the correct one it was still an interesting read with good characters and Miss Marple really investigating the crime