“You bet it does. Do you like detective stories? I do. I read them all and I’ve got autographs from Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie and Dickson Carr and H. C. Bailey. Will the murder be in the papers?”
What kind of person who loves crime fiction, has not read Agatha Christie? And what kind of person can’t remember the books she has read of hers long back?
The answer to the last question has to be Veens. Really, I am sure I have read her books, but I have no idea which ones, and to make it even worse I think I have never read Miss Marple series, how is that even possible? I am all thanks to Kals @ At Pemberley for hosting a challenge that made me realize this awful misgiving and I am glad I started this challenge with Ms. Marple.
How can you not LOVE Ms. Marple. You cannot help love her drawing those awesome village parallels, and her insight on common human behavior.
After all the gushing, here is a little something about this book 😉
There is a body of a platinum blonde found in the library of Gossington Hall. What the young woman was doing in the quiet village of St. Mary Mead is precisely what Jane Marple means to find out. With a host of weird and some nice character including the small Peter who made the quote above, this is a fascinating read. By the middle of the book, I was suspecting everyone of the characters and the end was quite a surprise. I loved it!
The only problem being, I am getting dreams of me being Ms. Marple (minus the age) and doing some amateur sleuthing here in Mysore. I knew there would be side-effects of reading Agatha Christie 😉