- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 24 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Harper Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 3, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008GZWE0A
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The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery Audible – Unabridged
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The story is told from the perspective of the town Vicar, at whose home the murder took place. Elderly spinster Jane Marple lives next door to the vicarage. At first, Miss Marple is not around very much but as the case progresses, she pops up more and more. She really is mostly a background character, which surprised me. I'm interested to read more books to see if that's how they all are.
Anyway, this was a great mystery and I can't wait to read more Marple!
We follow the vicar through his days as he talks to witnesses, suspects, and the police. He's a sympathetic character and not a stereotypical "upright" vicar whose every thought is pure! Indeed, he often has rather uncharitable thoughts about many of the people he encounters, although he tries to behave well.
Not as complex as some of Christie's later Marple mysteries, but still a fun read, and at the current freebie price for the Kindle, it was a "must have" for my Kindle library! I'd originally read it about 35 or 40 years ago, and have read it at least once or twice since, but it was still a pleasure to revisit St. Mary Mead!
One other good thing about this Kindle version: it has the diagrams included. So when the vicar mentions a drawing of his house or of the village, you will see the diagram, very clear, at the end of that chapter.
The story is interesting, and well-done. There are a lot of clues scattered about and the reader will feel that they're one step ahead of the vicar in identifying them (which I like, I'm bad at picking out clues!). There are several possible murderers and plenty of red herrings; the ending comes as a bit of a surprise.
If you like Christie's mysteries, you will probably enjoy reading about Miss Marple's debut as a detective.
Note on Kindle formatting: Very good. I did not notice any issues whatsoever.