Nemesis

Nemesis

A Miss Marple Mystery

Book - 2011
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Each companion on a bus tour of English homes and gardens provides Miss Marple with a valuable clue to a bizarre crime
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st Harper pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780062073709
0062073702
Characteristics: x, 281 p. ; 21 cm

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pattypi
Aug 09, 2016

Any coincidence is worth noting. You can always throw it away later if it's only a coincidence.

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pattypi
Aug 09, 2016

Call no man happy until he is dead.

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

Miss Marple: "I was talking to myself, I'm afraid. [...] I'm afraid one does at my age."

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

'D'you know,' said Miss Marple to herself, 'it's extraordinary I never thought about it before. I believe, you know, I could be ruthless...'

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

'Oh, dear,' said Miss Marple again, 'I always get all the names wrong.'

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

Miss Marple: If you expect me to feel sympathy, regret, urge an unhappy childhood, blame bad environment; if you expect me in fact to weep over him, this young murderer of yours, I do not feel inclined so to do. I do not like evil beings who do evil things.

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

Professor Wanstead: Girls are said to mature earlier. That is physically true, though in a deeper sense of the word, they mature late. They remain childish longer [...]. They wish not to become adult--not to have to accept our kind of responsibility. And yet, like all children, they want to be thought grown-up and free to do what they think are grown-up things.

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

This half-mourning touch went with Miss Marple's early-Victorian ideas of tactfulness in face of tragedy.

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pattypi
Aug 08, 2016

This has to be in my top five Agatha Christie novels. Miss Marple solved multi-murders with little to no clues from the beginning.

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s390325
May 13, 2016

Very interesting, not the usual plot turns and twists that I expected. Much more psychological suspense and intrigue. Although I understand why she would include a character from a previous mystery for continuity, it initially made me feel that I had to look up that mystery again, which I did, but realized later it would probably not have hurt my overall enjoyment of the novel. It just bothers me when there are references to characters I don't remember

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Eosos
Apr 01, 2015

This was the last of the Miss Marple books I had to read and I'm glad it was a good one.
The cryptic nature of this mystery was quite fun though I felt for Miss Marple's frustration with not knowing what she was supposed to investigate.

EuSei Jan 08, 2015

Another excellent book by Mrs. Christie, with one of my favorite characters: Miss Jane Marple. Her prior book, Passenger to Frankfurt, written when she was 80, got quite negative reviews. Critics called her prose “incomprehensible muddle” and “idiotic conventions”, and ridiculed her by dubbing her an “old dear.” In this book I see Miss Marple as Christie’s alter-ego. She complains constantly (to herself) what a muddled brain she is becoming, etc, yet, single-handedly unveiled the truth and found the criminal! And so Mrs. Christie took revenge on the condescending critics: at 81, she wrote another best-seller! (Just don't watch the movie before you read the book: it is way better, more intricate, although Joan Hickson does a wonderful Marple.)

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pkirk
Dec 21, 2010

Very entertaining! I am always impressed by Agatha Christie's use of language.

I waspleased that I fingered the mruderer long before the end. Perhaps I have read too much of Agatha Christie but I enjoy her so.

A great read - always.

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hawraa
Apr 05, 2010

This book is really good.

DanniOcean Aug 13, 2009

Miss Marple mystery, one of the last

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