Chipping Cleghorn an advertisement is placed in the social pages of the local newspaper announcing the date and time of a murder. When several townsfolk show up thinking it is a game they soon see that it is not. For a murder does take place and the police begin to focus on the suspects. But soon Miss Jane Marple becomes involved and the murderer begins to become more desperate.
Continuing with my mystery kick, I checked out A Murder is Announced. It seems that there are a quite a few Miss Marple audios but less Poirot or at least at my library anyway. But that's okay. I enjoy Miss Marple and how she is constantly underestimated because she is a little old lady. Underestimated, of course, by those who do not know her because once they do they never make that mistake again.
This is one of those mysteries, like most of Christie's, that looks one way at the beginning but has a completely different outcome. All the little clues are there but it takes a mind like Jane Marple's to see the big picture. All the characters are wholly believable as residents of a little village and it is a peek at British life after the war.
Rosemary Leach is the reader and she does a wonderful job making the various characters stand out. Her narration is very clear and I really enjoyed this audio book.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.I'm reading The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty. I'm listening to 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie, read by Joan Hickson.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.I'm reading The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty plus All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior. I'm listening to A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, read by Rosemary Leach.
Last week I reviewed Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, narrated by David Suchet and The Stones of Ravenglass by Jenny Nimmo, read by John Keating.
This week on Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy, narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio) and The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books). Downloads are free till Wednesday.
Thursday the new downloads are Living a Life that Matters by Ben Lesser, narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing) and The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audio).