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A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer. Read A Pocket Full Of Rye book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified Agatha Christie (Author). out of 5 stars A Pocket Full of Rye. A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time.

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Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.

A Pocket Full of Rye

Sure, there is not blood or gore, but there is rhe, thirst for revenge, and calculating human horribleness. He probably did it. Inspector Neele agrees to work with Miss Marple, seeing that she can talk with people in a different way than he can. Paperbackpages. Philip John Stead in The Times Literary Supplement of December 4,said, “Miss Christie’s novel belongs to the comfortable branch of detective fiction; it never harrows its readers by realistic presentation of violence or emotion or by making exorbitant demands on their interest in the characters.

Mar 20 21 13 Mar 30, Loved agahta – brilliantly surprising ending, and one of those ideal Christie solutions where everything turns on its head at the end and all the same facts suddenly look completely different. She based at least two of her stories on the hall: You can guess what is going to happen next though.

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Or if I did, I was very young Christi parties stand to gain from the death of Rex Fortescue. I have no idea why. Not the best Miss Marple I have read.

In the end, the blackbird thing is merely a smoke screen to a much simpler affair that will surprise readers. Fortecue’s home, to interview the family and staff. Without giving away the ending, I loved how Miss Marple fixates on the rightful murderer and the reasons why. Finally, the murderer, in a cruel and twisted bit of spite, pinched the victim’s nose with a clothespin from the laundry- that nasty impulse signals rje murderer’s end, did he or she christje know it When the maid is found strangled to death, Nettle is baffled by who is behind these crimes.

The police are baffled, both by the methods ful, murderer has chosen to employ and by the number of motives. It was Miss Somers’ turn to make the tea. Now, it’s just a comfort read.

Open Preview See a Problem? And I have seen the films. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Something agaths a re-run of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas loathsome father, goody-goody son, ne’er-do-well son, gold-digger wife, etc.

I weirdly have some Miss Marple in paperback format and some that are not.

A Pocket Full of Rye Summary

It wasn’t in the book. Something of a re-run of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas loathsome father, goody-goody son, ne’er-do-well son, gold-digger wife, etc. The house is surrounded by the plant needed to get taxine and now inspector Neele has a household full of suspects.

Where to turn in this seemingly impossible case? The Inspector suspects Mary Dove, the housekeeper, and tells her so. Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. I did notice two jarring notes in this very entertaining book.


Furthermore, the murderer is not the same person who puts blackbirds in a pie.

A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie

I always love dear Miss Marple, and really enjoyed the idea of bringing her former maid Gladys in and giving her a starring role. As per usual with Christie, there were plenty of red herrings and misdirections.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time.

The dangers of yew ingestion”. Christie also made sure that all the characters in this book blend into the main plot, which is really nice. Jennifer, however, sounds to accept the fact that she must stay.

One impossible chrlstie that occurred to me was that the author somehow had the word ringing in her brain, and wrote the entire book in one sitting. Not me; it’s not a deliberate choice, I simply can’t appreciate ry subtlety of a water tight crime. Too fun – and Christie, the master at misdirection and interesting characters continues in that vein; we have the twin to the glamorous secretary in the blonde, beautiful, years-younger former manicurist second wife – a real “sexy piece” and definitely not too broken up over becoming pockdt widow At Paris, he wires that he will be home next day.