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Download Epub Format µ The Body in the Library PDF by º Agatha Christie , There s a small note to the reader at the very beginning of this novel in which Agatha Christie basically writes, the trope of The Body in the Library is very common throughout detective fiction so I wrote this novel to fuck shit up Good old Agatha This is a Miss Marple story well I think it is, because our beloved Miss Jane Marple is in fact missing from quite a lot of this novel Thankfully the crime is exciting enough for us to overlook that minor setback It s a classic Christie, foolproof and sturdy plot with a cast of both memorable and useless characters However there are scenes in this that I did find rather graphic for your typical Christie novel I won t spoil it but there is a scene set in a quarry and it is quite out there for Agatha Overall, I enjoyed this, like I do with most of Christie s books She really can t do any wrong I confess to absolutely loving Dame Agatha Christie s books I find the coziness of them very soothing Miss Marple s character becomes rounded as we see her interact with her friends Even though there were less action in this book, but I don t think that dooms it to being a bad book, it s just a change of pace, which is often refreshing.
In the author s foreword Christie writesI 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 improbably and highly sensational body Christie kept to her conditions, and the results were excellent Her writing is timeless She keeps you guessing right up to the very end The characters are well developed and detailed The Bantrys are warm and funny, but still have their own depth Conway Jefferson who seemed to be permanently The Body in the Library Miss Marple 3 , original Publication Year 1942Characters Miss Jane Marple, Inspector Slack, Colonel Arthur and Dolly Bantry, and Abstract Bleached blonde girl clad in not new spangled evening gown is found strangled in the library of old Colonel Arthur and Dolly Bantry, best friends to Miss Jane Marple The village spinster, expert in human nature and motivations for murder, notes closely clipped nails, commonly bitten at that age, unlike talons usual to Josie s job of professional Hotel dancer 2011 1371 224 1388 220 12 19 9789643635817 1389 334 9789649915364 1371 1388 1389 Rating 4 solid stars of fiveThe novel, surprisingly, holds up well to a 21st century re read I was so pleased not to find anything shouting at me, oh dear gawd please don t say that Slut shaming, a huge component of the novel, isn t something unique to the times it is set in It was a pleasure not having anything other than that and class snobbery to overlook But goodness me, what a lot of it there was The film people were ever so louche, my dear, just Not Our Sort, soAmerican, you know The dead girl A Platinum Blonde, one ofThose Girls chicken s ass face and doubtless not one smidgen better than she should be Later it is revealed she was a virgin, you old cow But what divine fun An actual fictional Body In The Library Cliche central, send up a cheap one Then Dame Agatha does her magic, th
Someone here on Goodreads has a shelf called cozy mysteries and I think this is a perfect description of Agatha Christie s Miss Marple series.
You can t get much cozier than a tea drinking elderly spinster in a tiny English village The Body in the Library is a clever little book Miss Marple is called in to investigate when her friend finds a dead body in the library What I enjoy about Christie is she doesn t take her mysteries too seriously There s lots of room for humorous little bits I loved the way she describes the relationship between Mrs Bantry and her husband, Colonel Bantry.
They are pure upperclass silliness personified There s a brief little chapter when the news of the murder runs through St Mary Mead, gaining momentum and inventiveness wi What a pleasure it was to reread this book The first time I read a Miss Marple mystery story,l I was in my early teens and did not appreciate just how smart the woman is She s very observant, and remembers little things about people, and draws parallels between different people to figure out who could have done it the murder, that is And I don t remember Agatha Christie being quite so funny the first time I read this I found myself laughing out loud at the dialogue between Mrs and Mr Bantry at the beginning of the book There are also little descriptions as the story progresses that are amusing.
Though I figured out who one of the murderers was and suspected the other, I had fun reading as the story unfolded and Miss Marple did her thing, quietly watching everyone involved, and figuring out who was responsible.
When a peroxide blonde is found dead in the library at Gossington Hall, Colonel and Mrs Bantry are perplexed However, Mrs Bantry is determined that the crime should be solved, aware that suspicion will fall on her husband no smoke without fire and wisely calls in Miss Marple When the body is identified as Ruby Keene, a dance hostess at the Hotel Majestic in Danemouth, Dolly Bantry and Miss Marple head off for a short break to do a spot of sleuthing.
This is a classic Christie novel and the second, full length, Miss Marple mystery, after The Murder at the Vicarage It sees Miss Marple in fine form, making her usual comparisons between the various suspects and locals she has known there is, she says shrewdly, so much evil in a village As always, Christie utilises the setting expertly, with the hotel housing a great array of suspects, including a rich invalid, professional dancers and tenni