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4:50 From Paddington (Miss Marple #8) by Agatha Christie

4:50 From Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses! And no corpse."

My Review:
The mystery turned out a lot better than I thought it would. As usual Agatha Christie keeps you guessing until the very end, and that is what I absolutely love about her writing. So far, for me, this has been the best Miss Marple mystery I've read so far.

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"'Well, Emma,' he said. 'Your father's in splendid shape. Murder suits him. It's given him an interest in life. I must recommend it for more of my patients.'
      Emma smiled mechanically. Doctor Quimper was always quick to notice reactions." (125)

"'One forgets,' she said. 'The boys have been having such fun that one almost thought of it all as a game. But it's not a game.'
      'No,' said Miss Marple. 'Murder isn't a game.'" (185)

Hardcover286 pages
Published March 30th 2007 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (first published 1957)

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