The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger

A Miss Marple Mystery

Book - 2011
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The indomitable sleuth Miss Marple is led to a small town with shameful secrets in Agatha Christie's classic detective story, The Moving Finger.

Lymstock is a town with more than its share of scandalous secrets--a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir.

But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note says "I can't go on," but Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone--as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011.
Copyright Date: ©1942
ISBN: 9780062073624
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 13, 2017

I liked that the detective didn't actually appear until nearly the end of the book. It made a nice change. This book had almost nothing wrong with it. The mystery was very well plotted, the characters were great, and the solution was satisfactory. A great mystery, not too long, if you're looking for one. Definitely recommend!

EuSei Jan 13, 2014

Keep in mind that Miss Marple only appears at the very end of this book--and solves the mystery. Yet, this is an excellent story, and I love the characters. Another big hit from the Queen of Mystery!

Jun 22, 2013

I don't normally read mystery but I enjoyed reading this book. Good book for an introduction to mystery.

Jun 05, 2012

Told from a disabled airman's perspective. Marple doesn't show up until the very end.

Shsunon May 07, 2012

Poison pen letters cause havoc in this mystery!!

Dec 27, 2011

Jolly good read.
Something nice about Agather Christie, nothing too violent and yet all is not revealed till the last pages.


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