The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library

Large Print - 2011
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Cheap satin and peroxide blondes were a rare sight in St. Mary Mead, at least before film-man Basil Blake bought a cottage and invited down the London crowd. Then a girl in a garish get-up is found strangled in Colonel Bantry's library, and it appears Basil is involved.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Center Point Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 9781611731552
1611731550
Branch Call Number: FICTION Chr
Description: 255 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

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A young, blond woman is found dead on the floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's library. Nobody seems to know who the woman is, let alone how she wound up murdered in the Bantry's home. Jane Marple is called in and the chase is on.


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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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Jun 17, 2014

“No innocent person ever has an alibi.”

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