Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The best Miss Marple Mystery?

Agatha Christie’s famous creation Hercule Poirot is definitely everybody’s favourite. But what about Jane Marple? I gather that most people do not like Miss Marple. But I like her mystery novels very much. In fact at the beginning I used to read only Miss Marple stories…

Anyway this is the result of another poll in a forum- which (sadly) indicates the state of Miss Marple’s popularity.

Choose the best Miss Marple Mystery
1. The Murder at the Vicarage
2. The Body in the Library
3. They do it with mirrors
4. 4.50 from Paddington
5. Haven’t read any

132 Agatha Christie fans took part
1. The Murder at the Vicarage- 18 votes
2. The Body in the Library- 23 votes
3. They do it with mirrors- 19 votes
4. 4.50 from Paddington- 40 votes
5. Haven’t read any- 32 votes (?)

4.50 from Paddington is the most popular. Other favourite Miss Marple mysteries in their opinion are- A Murder is Announced, Sleeping Murder, A Caribbean Mystery and Nemesis.

Hmm my personal favourite? The Body in the Library I should say.. No way to guess the twists in this one!!

Oh I have written the reviews of 4.50 from Paddington and The Body in the Library here. Hope this helped in some way...