At Bertram's Hotel

At Bertram's Hotel

Book - 1992
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Something is going on behind the closed doors of Bertram's Hotel, where few of the aristocratic guests are who they seem. And when a sudden murder shatters the hotel's peaceful atmosphere, Miss Marple goes into action to crack a ruthless crime syndicate and unmask a cold-blooded killer.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPaperbacks, [1992].
ISBN: 9780061003639
0061003638
9781579127329
1579127320
9780062073693
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Christie Agatha 1965
Characteristics: 245 p. ;,18 cm.

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PrimVictorian
Oct 09, 2019

Marple is as always wonderful but the pacing of the story felt a bit long and the characters were not as strong as some of the other Marple stories. I felt it may have been better had they added Dolly Bantry or someone similar to liven up the plot and conversations had in the book. At times I found it a little dull and even caught myself trying to skim a bit to get to more exciting bits of the novel.One of my least favorite in the series.

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horthhill
Nov 29, 2018

"At Bertram's Hotel" by Agatha Christie is a pleasant cozy murder mystery. But, it's coziness is hampered by an absurdly complex plot that really doesn't make sense. And, it is a murder mystery where the murder takes places very late in the novel. On the plus side: a) Bertram's Hotel does figure in the silly plot, and b) Miss Marple is staying at Bertram's Hotel. Definitely not one of Agatha Christie's better efforts but pleasant enough.

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Roundcat
Aug 03, 2018

Miss Marple seems to have passed her prime, but the weaving together of the apparently disparate parts of the story kept my attention. An oldie, but a goodie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 12, 2016

I love this book, it is one of my faves. I like the characters so much and they are very unique, the way that they think. I liked the end so much! I tried to guess who did it, but as usual my ideas were incorrect, and as usual I was stunned at the end. I like Miss Marple so much - she is less secretive than Poirot and she gives some ideas about what she's thinking, but I still love Poirot more because he is very funny. The end was unpredictable and I give this book 6.5/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

EuSei Sep 22, 2014

You will read very little about Miss Marple, for her appearances are very few. Good book with an ending that has a silly moment and a very, very interesting grand finale!

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DeltaQueen50
Jul 17, 2011

A quiet select hotel with an excellent Mayfair location, Bertram’s Hotel has been in business for many years. It’s like a small slice of Edwardian London and it’s appeal is growing among American tourists as well as the older clientele that it has been serving for generations. Offering the perfect English tea, glowing coal fires, quiet studies, and impeccable staff, Bertram’s seems too good to be true.

Miss Jane Marple is enjoying her stay at Bertram‘s, as usual she sits quietly in a corner, knitting and sipping her tea and observing all the comings and goings. Yes, things aren’t all what they seem at this exclusive hotel. From a missing clergyman, to a young impressionable heiress, and a flamboyant woman who lives her life on the gossip pages, Miss Marple has a lot to ponder upon.

Another excellent Agatha Christie mystery story where the mystery isn’t nearly as important as the atmosphere or the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Bertram’s Hotel.

hermlou Apr 09, 2010

Miss Marple stays at Bertram's Hotel, a classy place in London for the wealthy. She notices some strange happenings and reports them to Chief Inspector Davy when he is called in after a murder. Cast includes a forgetful clergyman, a bigamist, a young heiress, and a race car driver. Christie pulls them all together in a clever plot so that they create a logical conclusion. Delightful!

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