Sunday, March 9, 2014

Murder In March Madness Day #9

Welcome to Murder In March Madness. I will highlight one title with the word Murder, or a variant,  in it each day all during the month of March. Today we are on day number nine of this event and I will highlight the last Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie titled Sleeping Murder published posthumously in 1976.

Sleeping Murder (1976)
Miss Marple's Last Case 
Written by Agatha Christie (1890-1976)


Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorciseher ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a“perfect” crime committed many years before.


Gwenda and Giles Reed, young newlyweds fresh from New Zealand, come to Giles native England looking for their first home. Gwenda is immediately captivated by a Victorian villa known as Hillside, but after she moves in, strange feelings of deja vu grip the young bride. Has she been here before? Is the house haunted? And who is the woman she can see lying strangled in the front hall? Gwenda and Giles embark on an investigation to clear up the alleged murder of Gwenda's stepmother and put to rest her eerie feelings that her own father may have been the killer. As memories of past events flash through her mind, she and and her husband chase a trail of clues involving letters from abroad, a retired doctor, a former housemaid, a jilted boyfriend, and a mysteriously torn tennis net. Miss Marple is at the peak of her powers as she helps the couple unravel the clues and see clearly what is right before them.



Printing History

Collins Crime Club 
October 1976
 ISBN 0-00-231785

Dodd, Mead and Company
1976
ISBN 396 07373



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