Author: Agatha Christie
Release Date: February 194
Series: Miss Marple
ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-729321-6
Publisher: Harper Collins
Preceded by: The Thirteen problems (Miss Marple #2)
Followed by: The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #4)
When the Bantrys wake to find the body of a beautiful, young stranger in their library. Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple.
Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry?
Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.
After reading 4:50 from Paddington, I was expecting much more from this one, but unfortunately it’s not as good as other Christie’s books. It was a quick read and I guess that was the only good thing about it. As I’m planning to read all the books in Miss Marple series, I really hope that the rest of the books are better than this one.
Personally I won’t recommend it to anyone. This book is definitely not for me!
I checked out fb in the morning and realised that yesterday was Earth Day. I want to confess that I really didn’t know that it was this month. Well, now that I know when it was, I really feel that I owe our mother Earth this post (atleast)!
I am thinking of celebrating it today. I love the idea of “days”, it really gives a reason to celebrate your liking or love for something. I was planning to get some cute ceramic pots for my plants and also a new plant or two. I have been postponing it for quite sometime now because of other commitments. But today seems to be a perfect day to do it. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than planting some plants and grooming the old ones! I am super-thrilled as it’s really making me feel good.
Well first off lets be very clear that this post is about The German Language. I’ve done my schooling from St. Mary’s Convent Sr. Sec. School (till 10th grade) and Air Force School (11th and 12th Science) but unfortunately we never had additional language classes. As a result I know only 2 languages Hindi and English (somewhat Marathi) but no other language.
My love for drawing started when I was a year old. I started by scribbling on the walls and floors. As I grew I started to use drawing books, pencils, crayons, sketch pens and then finally brushes and paints. By the time I was in 5th grade, everyone used to think I’ll also be an artist like my real aunt. But as time passed studies took over the creative side of me. But still I used to draw as and when possible. I never took any classes or tuitions for it, but I drew cause I loved to.
Then years passed and at the age of 16, sadly my parents got divorced. Well for me that was the end of a lot of things I loved, drawing and sketching being one of them. I started hating drawing (may be because it was somehow related to my dad and as I was with my mom and step-father, missing him was out of question). It wasn’t like I never gave it a try, I did but my drawing started to look horrible! And I hated it.
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear but leaves a recording accusing all of undetected murder. Cut off by his orders, one by one each die according to a nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. A confession in a bottle solves how nobody remains alive.
Personally, I loved the book! It was simple and mysterious. Kept me guessing all the time, but somehow if you use your brains in the first few pages you’ll recognise the killer easy enough (I did), but what blows the mind is that, the person you guessed as the killer gets murdered quite soon!
That’s the real catching point for me because in the end its revealed that he was’t dead at that time and was the last one to die.
I liked the fact that Mr. Wargrave’s killing spree was triggered by the fact that there are various situations where the suspect gets away very easily even after being guilty.
I loved it and will suggest it to those who love mysteries and also to those who like short books that can be read in a day or two.
A faceless witness
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old
Meet Theodore Boone In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.
The Opening Line
“ Theodore Boone was an only child and for that reason usually had breakfast alone.”
The easy flow of the story and the fact that how simply Theodore is shown doing complicated and mind-bending stuff.
“ How could it be that he, Theodore Boone, knew the truth about the Duffy murder? Of all the people in Strattenburg, some seventy-five thousand, why him? The town’s biggest crime since something bad happened back in the 1950s, and he, Theo, was suddenly in the middle of it. ”
An easy read. Theodore, according to me, is an extremely adorable character. Will definitely recommend it to teenagers.
I read only the first 221 pages of this book… In the beginning I quite liked it but midway through I started getting bored and ended up giving up (which I rarely do). I felt it wasn’t really worth the time.
As I didn’t finish the book I am not going to write the summary (that’s obvious!) and not going to comment on the books writing style and all.
I would just like to say that if you want to read it… read it at your own risk!
The Opening Line:“I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It’s a long story. ”
I would like to mention specifically that I don’t charge for my reviews and that I am not affiliated to a publisher.
I am quite brave about my reviews, I don’t have a problem saying anything from “I just didn’t like it’, to “This book was awful”! I don’t care because it’s much more important to tell the truth about my view. Besides, I feel obligated to give an accurate review.
I’ll review pretty much anything that is Romance, Young-Adult, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Crime and Philosophical except paranormal, political and erotica.
I’m exceptionally difficult to offend, and I have few scruples about what I read, so as long as the fiction falls loosely within the mentioned categories, I’ll be happy to review it.