The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library

A Miss Marple Mystery

Large Print - 2011
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On a quiet morning in St. Mary Mead, a maid wakes Colonel Bantry and his wife to inform them that a young woman is dead in their library. The victim is dressed in a tawdry dress, with dyed hair and heavy make-up. Mrs. Bantry knows that as long as the murder remains unsolved her husband will be the target of suspicion and gossip, so she asks Miss Marple for help. The victim is 18-year-old Ruby Keene, a dancer at the Majestic Hotel, whose body is identified by her cousin Josie Turner, also a dancer. No one noticed Ruby missing until she didn't show up for the exhibition dance with her partner Raymond Starr. The last person to have seen Ruby was George Bartlett, a rather dim-witted guest at the hotel, whose car happened to be stolen that night. Conway Jefferson, a rich, elderly invalid, and also a guest at the hotel, was smitten by young Ruby. He had a weak heart and wasn't expected to live much longer, and he had decided to adopt Ruby and leave the bulk of his substantial estate to her.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9781611731552
1611731550
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT MYSTERY Christie Agatha
Characteristics: 255 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.

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vitareader
Jul 14, 2018

The second book in the Miss Marple novels and Agatha continues to deliver. The murderer was still a mystery up until the end.
Miss Marple has gained respect among the powers that be, except for Slack. Miss Marple is called in by her friend, Mrs. Bantry,to solve the mystery of a dead a girl that has been found in Mrs. B's library that no one in the house has ever met before. Mrs. Bantry has total faith in Marple's abilities to find the true murderer and clear her and her husband from any hint of guilt.
Rereading Agatha has been a joy.

ArapahoeKatieK May 23, 2018

I absolutely adore Agatha Christie! This is one of my favorites. The thing I love about Christie is that she completely takes the rule book and throws it out the window.

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msemos
Jul 30, 2015

good mystery though a bit wordy for me. I got this after reading and then there were none and this is no where as good as that book

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

The Agatha Christie books are always a little difficult to get through, being that they were written so long ago, but nevertheless, these murder mysteries are always original, unique, and unpredictable. Throughout this book, I literally thought 3 different people could have been the murderer, and that everyone was suspicious. Agatha Christie is definitely one of the best murder mystery writers of all time- you'll never know who done it. This book had an ending I never would have expected, but was incredibly clever.

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Murderer gets caught in the midst of attempting to commit a crime

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

Violence: Two victims, one strangled the other burned in a car

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Jun 17, 2014

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

“No innocent person ever has an alibi.”

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