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Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. Dolly Bantry, mistress of Gossington Hall, is enjoying a pleasant doze when suddenly her dreams take a strange turn. The housemaid Mary is telling her that there is a body in the library. As she wakes up, it turns out to be true.... But who is the strange young blonde sprawled on the library floor? Enter St Mary Mead's resident sleuth, Miss Mary Marple.

©1942 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Superb dramatisation of this Agatha Christie classic. Thoroughly enjoyable in every aspect. Cast are tremendous. Miss Marple, as ever, outwits the authorities and solves the crime! Delightfully twee! Highly recommended.

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Enjoyable!

You cannot go wrong with Dame June Whitfield as Miss Marple. A strong radio presence and really makes these stories very enjoyable. Perfect!

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I was so disappointed to discover that after 3 minutes this stopped playing, and I can’t seem to find how to get my credit back 😭

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Entertaining

Love the performance of such a short dramatisation. A drama in 2 parts you are left time to pause to figure things out.

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  • 11-01-15

Entertaining and Fun

I was looking for something short and fun to listen to. Very entertaining. dramatization. I'll look for more.

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  • Tamara
  • 26-01-21

Terrific but short

This is a first-rate adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best novels. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Alas, it was pretty short for the money. Oh well. It made a dark January after known enjoyable.

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  • ButterflyRose
  • 22-07-19

Great BBC radio audiobook

Like the voice of June Whitfield as Miss Marple. All of these Christie BBC radio programs have been excellent with music and sound in the background.

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  • Adrian Gatto
  • 21-04-19

Excellent

This was my first BBC full character dramatization and June Whitfield as Jane Marple is excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • R. Steele
  • 31-07-18

mystery

i think it is an excellent mystery and well done narration, I enjoy and love all her books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-18

loved it

great time listening to it
kept suspecting of every one hahHa
and didn't get the real murderer

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  • That Sly Fox
  • 13-02-18

Wonderful

This book really threw me into a crazy amount of guessing. I never knew who was going to me the murderer. Simply wonderful!

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  • A. Moore
  • 10-01-18

Enjoyed!

I typically do bot care for dramatizations of Christie's works as they are often overly dramatic and the music too loud. This one was neither. It was just fine. I enjoyed the story and the the dramatization both. #Mystery #AmateurDetective #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Michele Harmon
  • 18-02-16

Agatha does it again!

Although this is not a long story, around 1 hour 30 minutes, it's a very good story. The plot is very good and character development is top notch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and heartily recommend it.

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  • Jill
  • 03-06-15

Great dramatization of a classic Agatha

Would you consider the audio edition of The Body in the Library (Dramatised) to be better than the print version?

Both print and audio editions are good. I read this printed many times and I found the audio edition equally entertaining.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

still good even having read it many times before