Wednesday, January 13, 2016
"The Moving Finger"
A series of poison-pen letters has shattered the peaceful way of life in the quiet village of Lymstock. No one is safe from the scathing accusations and alarming threats contained in these vicious notes, and everyone is wondering who the sinister mind is behind them.
Neighbor suspects neighbor, and it seems that no one is free of motive--not the village, not the vicar, not the servants, not even the newcomers, narrator Jerry Burton and his sister, Joanna.
The stakes are raised when one victim apparently distraught over the content of the letter she received, takes her own life.
Fortunately, Miss Jane Marple is staying on as the vicar's houseguest. With her keen insight into the mysteries of human nature, she is the only one able to sort through the finger pointing and put an end to the terror.
I must say I haven't read an Agatha Christie book in quite awhile, and this one has been on my TBR pile for a few years, so decided to give it a try...I think it is one of my favorites of all her books I've read so far, but then I tend to say that after each book of Agatha's I read...
I must say I rather liked this story, even though it is a Miss Marple mystery, Miss Marple doesn't show up in the book until the last part of the book, and of course she neatly ties everything together and figures out the author of all those nasty poison-pen letters and solves yet another mystery.
Agatha Christie is one of my favorite mystery writers. She has intrigued, thrilled and baffled readers for nearly a hundred years and the magic is as potent as ever. The champion deceiver of our time.
I enjoyed this book so much that I decided to award it 5 "Moving Finger" stars.
This book is a part of my personal library and I own it.