A Murder Is Announced Review

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Paperback, 311 Pages
Mystery/ Crime
By: Agatha Christie

โ€œOf course, if youโ€™ve made up your mind about it, youโ€™ll find an answer to everything.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ Agatha’s book are my escape into the crime world when I want something I am pretty sure I will like! This is my second book in the Miss Marple series and I definitely liked it more than the first but I think I am a bigger fan of Poirot as he is more involved in the crime usually!

๐ŸŒŸ The idea of this book is that a murder is announced in the local newspaper and people start getting curious of what is this about and they gather at the announced location, only for the murder to happen for real! The rest of the book is an investigation of how things happened and was it intentional or not. Agatha’s ability to write full novels in few pages still blows my mind every time!

๐ŸŒŸ The writing is one of my favorites. Agatha has that magical writing that makes you intrigued and thinking to the last moment. As usual most of the characters are introduced quickly in the first chapters but then we get to know them all at the subsequent chapters and you will end up feeling for them for sure! No one understand human psychology as Agatha did! Miss Marple reminds me of my Grandma, a very smart and cunning woman that you do not want to miss with so that makes her get a special place in my heart now!

๐ŸŒŸ I thought I was smart this time when halfway through the book I made a connection and thought I got it sorted out, only to be surprised later that one of the characters mentions that and the detective don’t buy it for reasons that are explained later! And as always everything makes sense at the end and you as a reader will feel a bit silly for missing all the hints!

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I don’t need to talk much about Agatha as she is well known and if you have not read any of her books then what are you waiting for?! The lady was a genius and I do want to read all of her 80 books. The fact that this one was written in 1950 makes the experience more amazing too!


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