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The Case of the Caretaker: A Miss Marple Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Agatha Christie
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Book Description

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.

Doctor Haydock, the resident, joyfully brusque, GP of St Mary Mead is apt to drag Miss Marple out of her little depression as she recovers from the flu. He has for a little story, penned himself, but can she figure it out? The tale revolves around the return of the prodigal son of Major Laxton, the devilishly handsome Harry Laxton. Harry, after falling head over heels for the village tobacconist’s daughter and leading a life of childish indiscretions has ‘made good’ and has returned to lay claim to his tumbling childhood home and introduce the village to his beautiful new wife. But, the villagers are prone to gossip about young Harry’s past and one person in particular cannot forgive him for tearing down the old house. Will Miss Marple’s acumen be up to the task of solving the story even in its sickly state?



Product Details

  • File Size: 6461 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; ePub ed edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IH03HA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Miss Marple October 29, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This short story is a definitive Miss Marple - small community, gossipy neighbors, and only Jane Marple sees with clarity. If I had five thumbs I'd put them all up! =)

My only caveat is - why pay 99 cents for one short story rather than a few dollars more for the entire collection? It is to wonder....
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy April 13, 2012
By Zele
Format:Kindle Edition
The writing is good but the end is rather predictable. Also, it is VERY short and definitely not worth a dollar. I'd suggest purchasing a collection and reading it in that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun short story in true Agatha Christie style February 9, 2012
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An enjoyable but pretty short mystery about Miss Marple. It is like any Miss Marple, with her sharp analysis of human nature based on her life in a small English village. A maid is accused of stealing and Miss Marple investigates.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! February 17, 2013
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I loved this short story. It was fantastic. This was my second Agatha Christie purchase. It did not dissappoint! She is the master of mystery!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite February 13, 2013
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Just the thing for a quick read. A .nice brain exercise, and an old favorite of mine. I lost a lot of my books in a move but can load my fire up with oldies but goodies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Christie January 28, 2013
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I thought I had everything Dame Agatha had written. This is a delightful short story. She always keeps you guessing but after you read the ending, you feel like, why didn't I see that coming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story by Agatha Christie. January 26, 2013
By Joan
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Agatha Christie has been one of my favorite mystery writers for many years. She has a talent that cannot be denied.This short story is typical of her skills.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Have read better January 15, 2013
By martyj
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A short story that was quick and just ok for a Agatha Christie book. No big drama

No big end
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Published 2 months ago by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little read.
Not your typical Miss Marple nosing around, asking questions and irritating police detectives type of mystery, in fact, she deals with this one while staying in bed recovering from... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Chris Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars The Case of the Caretaker
Thanks yet again, Dame Agatha for another satisfying story. You are the best. Never unhappy with your stories. Thanks, so glad these are still out there.
Published 7 months ago by S. Flora
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet little quick read
Am working on rereading all the Agatha Christie that I can after finishing a great little series about another older woman, Ivy Malone who somehow gets involved in murders that... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this Miss Marple story that is typical of the ...
I enjoyed this Miss Marple story that is typical of the genre, but thought it ended rather abruptly. It was over before I knew it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ginger
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a Christie book.it has it all: great characters, plot, super sleuth, and a quick pace. It holds your attention.
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Published 10 months ago by jeanne zabst
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Love anything Agatha Christe. Will read these over and over thru the years.
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More About the Author

Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades.

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