Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) by Agatha Christie

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Summary:   Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

I have long been a Christie fan and Miss Jane Marple fan but recently realized that I had never read the one that began it all. A terrible error that needed to be corrected and now I have. I particularly liked that it wasn't told from Jane's POV so the reader is introduced to her through the lens of the narrator & others when not in her presence. I very much enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.

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