Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Moving Finger [Christie]

Book: The Moving Finger [Miss Marple #4]
Author: Agatha Christie

Review: Siblings Jerry and Joanna move to the country to help Jerry recuperate from an injury. As they adjust to the slow country life, they receive an anonymous letter accusing them to be lovers. They soon discover that many residents are receiving anonymous letters (with incorrect accusations). Things become serious when the solicitor's wife commits suicide after the paternity of her son is challenged. The local police try to figure out what is going on, but when the vicar's wife calls in her old, dear friend, Miss Marple, the case is eventually solved.

This was a fun read. I enjoyed Jerry as the primary voice of the book. Seeing him and his sister adjusting to country life was interesting and I did not figure out the mystery. As always, Miss Marple stayed in the background as a secondary character which makes the big reveal that much more exciting. This book would have received an "A" except I could not stand the character Megan. Megan was the daughter of woman who committed suicide. I could not muster any sympathy for the girl. Otherwise, a good read. So far, Miss Marple is my favorite of the Agatha Christie series. 

Grade: B

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