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Summary

A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant.Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…

©1953 Agatha Christie (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"This is the best of the novels starring Christie's Miss Marple" ( New York Times)
"A model of complex skulduggery" ( New Yorker)
"Ingenious" ( Times Literary Supplement)

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A brilliant performance of a great story.

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As an avid audiobook listener I think this may be the first Christie I have listened to. No surprises that Richard E Grant's performance is superb. At some points when I could not believe that he was creating all the voices. I would highly recommend this performance of this great murder mystery. Masterful!

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wonderfully read

Richard e grant is a fantastic storyteller and made it so easy to lose myself in this wonderful mystery.

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Superb performance

Richard E Grant is brilliant at narrating the couple of Miss Marple’s that I have listened to. I wish he had done more Agatha Christie books, he’s so very entertaining.
Excellent storyline as always.

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Involving and keeps the suspense until the very end

I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie but had never read this book - it didn't disappoint with a great plot and build-up until the very end

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Classic murder mystery

easy listening, although not terribly exciting it's a very good murder mystery.
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Love Richard e grant as narrator!

Love Richard e grant as narrator! He gives the story a really dark feel, loved it.

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Nicely done

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Pocket Full of Rye

Great storyline, and murders, Agatha Christie, got her twists, in everyone could of done, it but which one did and why?