A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced

A Miss Marple Mystery

Book - 2011
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A Murder is Announced in a small-town newspaper advertisement--and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m."

A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011.
Edition: 1st Harper pbk. ed..
ISBN: 9780062073631
Branch Call Number: CHR
Characteristics: x, 297 p.

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I guessed the killer in this one, but was nevertheless left in a crazy amount of suspense, desperately reading through to see if I was right! One of my favorite Miss Marple mysteries (the others being "Sleeping Murder" and "4:50 from Paddington").

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maspochni591
Mar 28, 2017

A must read for all Christie fans! "A Murder Is Announced" is an entertaining novel with many shocking twists. The premise is interesting and perhaps the killer could have gotten away with such a perfect crime if it weren't for the ingenuity of elderly spinster Jane Marple.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 17, 2016

Another book of the hundreds of successful Agatha Christie books! It is interesting but it wasn't magical like her other books that I used to read, although it has a beautiful new idea - a murder in the newspaper - sounds interesting haa? But even the characters weren't that charming - not in their personality nor in their conversation. Usually Agatha Christie gives us a lot of suspects. In this novel there are maybe 2 or 3 people that we may think are the killers and guess who solved a part of the crime? I did!! I guessed who was the killer from the beginning and I am very proud because I am good at solving crimes and mysteries now and who knows? Maybe I will end up being a detective! I give this book 6.5/10
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

violet_flamingo_261 Aug 03, 2014

This book is very good! It is a little unrealistic, but still has a good plot.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

Agatha Christie is a master of ambiance. Reading one of her mysteries is like being transported back in time. Miss Marple, a cunning old lady with a nose for trouble and a shrewd judge of character, reads about an ad in the local paper where a murder is announced. She goes to unravel what the mystery is all about. Miss Marple is one of Agatha Christie's standard detectives. The books are not too long and they keep you interested all the way through.

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