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    2006

    A Caribbean Mystery

    Детектив , Зарубежная литература
    Miss Marple is on holiday at the Golden Palm Hotel in the island of St. Honore. She is enjoying herself, yet there is something lacking. At home in St. Mary Mead there was always something going on, something one could get one's teeth into. Miss Marple listens politely to Major Palgrave's boring stories of his early life in Kenya - or at any rate pretends to listen. She is not paying all that much attention when he starts telling her about a murderer he has known; and when he reaches in his wallet to show Miss Marple a snapshot of that murderer, he is suddenly interrupted. Murder follows. In this new full length novel the clues and keys to the murderer's identity are fairly - one might even say ostentatiously - paraded in front of the reader. Yet we believe it will be a very perceptive reader who observes and interprets them correctly. Most of the large number of readers of "A Caribbean Mystery" will in the end ask themselves how they could have been so stupid - or how Mrs. Christie could have fooled them once again. This is yet another dazzling tour-de-force from the greatest crime novelist of our time.

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    2005

    The Body in the Library

    Детектив , Зарубежная литература , Кинороманы
    Colonel and Mrs. Bantry had always believed that "a body in the library" only happened in books - until the day when a body was found in their own library! Whose body was it? Who placed it there? Why should it be found in the library of Gossington Hall? That gentle elderly spinster, Miss Marple (whom readers of Agatha Christie will remember) was faced with all these questions. Following the trail from the quiet village of St. Mary Mead to a fashionable seaside hotel, she eventually found the answer. How did she manage it? Well, in her own words: "It reminded me of Tommy Bond and our new schoolmistress. She went to wind up the clock and a frog jumped out!"