Audiobook Review: The Murder at The Vicarage

14 Apr

16331The Murder at the Vicarage was Christie’s very first mystery to feature her most popular investigator—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to Miss Marple that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide.




mv5bmtu3otyzmzy4nv5bml5banbnxkftztcwmdixotiyoa-_v1_sy317_cr80214317_al_Born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, England, Agatha Christie published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, and went on to become one of the most famous writers in history, with mysteries like Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime and Sad Cypress. She sold billions of copies of her work, and was also a noted playwright and romance author. She died on January 12, 1976.

My Impressions:

The Murder at The Vicarage was the first book Agatha Christie wrote featuring small village sleuth Miss Marple. As such she has a somewhat minor, yet critical presence in the novel. The book is written in the first person point of view of the vicar, Len Clement. He is inexorably drawn into the murder because the victim was found slumped over on the vicar’s desk. The victim, Colonel Protherow was almost universally despised resulting in a large pool of suspects. My husband and I listened to the audiobook on a road trip and were kept entertained puzzling out the mystery. I did not suspect the actual villain — I would have been much happier if another had done it! The narrator did a great job creating the voices of the characters and setting the scene. All in all, The Murder at The Vicarage was an enjoyable way to spend some long hours in the car.


Audience: adults.

(I purchased the audiobook from Audible. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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