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Publisher's Summary

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.
©1950 Agatha Christie Mallowan; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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"Joan Hickson: you can't beat her, you know. So enjoy this not-so-fluffy old lady doing her Marple thing. Genius." (Time Out)
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By Elisa on 09-18-12

Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon

I just love Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories. And Joan Hickson is my favourite Miss Marple. Her voice has that very proper English lady sound while also sounding very inquisitive and intelligent.

This is the perfect audio book to sit back in the evening and just envelope yourself in the fascinating world that Agatha Christie creates.

As a book, this is my favourite Miss Marple story. It has such interesting characters and such devious twists and turns in the plot.

If you like little old lady murder mysteries you'll love this audiobook.

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By JANE PRIOR on 08-07-17

Terrible narration

You will, of course, recognise the voice of Joan Hickson as Miss Marple's voice from television. However, the other voices in this version of the audiobook are so similar to Miss Marple's voice that it made it impossible at times to work out who was saying what. I actually returned this item half way through because rather than being light entertainment while doing housework it was tiresome and not worth the price paid.

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By Gordon Davis-Day on 03-25-17

Brilliant

As always Agatha Christie present a world to get lost in and wonderfully read by Joan Hickson, one of my favourite's of Miss Marple.

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