A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out...
©1950 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"The acknowledged queen of detective fiction." (Observer)
Comedic in a warm way, an engaging puzzle.
Narration is excellent, loved all the voice characterisations, even if a touch Allo Allo at times.
I have savoured the narration (listened to it daily from the exercise bike!).
I would recommend this as great entertainment, a good story, very well narrated.
I love Emilia Fox and her narration is perfect for dear Agatha. (Try 4.50 from Paddington she rocks that one too)
She injects so much humour ( note the part repeatedly referring to wise old ladies as "old pussies" - I think she is trying not to laugh!) and feeling into the characters and does outstanding male voices. Her portrayal of The character of Mitzi made me smile- her voice is mostly warm, not shrill but not so warm that you feel sleepy.
I always look for Emilias reading of Agatha to have a light break from a male voice- often that of dear Hugh Fraser, -another favourite of mine.
This is a fantastic mystery and kept me guessing for days. I would say it's definitely under-rated and should be up there with Orient Express! Maybe just after evil under the sun???
Emilia rocks Miss Marple - just purrrfect.
Loved this book, will read again, performed with such delicacy, more like a play rather than the reading of a novel enjoy....clock strikes 6.30 pm....
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