Murder at the Vicarage

Ebook, 288 Pages
Mystery/ Thriller
By: Agatha Christie
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

โ€œThe young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.โ€

Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors and her books are a comfort read for me when I want to distance myself away from my usual fantasy reads. Up to this point, I have been a bigger fan of Poirot and Miss Marple books were okay! This is my third book in the Miss Marple series that I read and is actually the book that introduces her!

There is a certain formula in the books I read by Agatha and I think it was missing here! I think the main problem here is that Marple is supposed to be the hero of the story but she is absent for the most of it, she is not a detective, the main character narrating the story is also not a detective which makes the whole thing a bit disjointed and sounds less professional than Poirot books!

โ€œThere is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.โ€

Usually characters are explored more thoroughly in the books I read, now I don’t know where does this fall between all her published books but I think Agatha was still developing as a writer then. This was published in 1930 and I think every time I read her books, it feels like going through a time machine and discovering a whole new (or old?) world!

The plot itself is not very special, it is a typical case of a whodunit where things initially looks like one thing and then grow to involve everyone and closes with us finding the real culprit! To be fair, I still got the rush I get whenever the last chapters reveal everything but in this particular book I think it was not enough to make up for the whole book!

โ€œI often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.โ€

Summary: Another good book by Chritstie which is the introduction of Miss Marple, the book seemed choppy at many points and I did not connect to the characters as much as I wanted but overall, it was still a satisfying read!

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