The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger

Large Print - 2011
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Center Point Pub

"The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on . . ." From Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Injured war hero Jerry Burton and his sister, Joanna, have come to the quiet town of Lymstock for a much needed rest. No sooner do they arrive than they become embroiled in an outbreak of poison pen writing. But Burton's not the only one in Lymstock to be stung by threats, rumors and sordid accusations. In a town where gossip is the breath of life, suspicion can spread like venom -- and disarming pranks can take deadly turns.

When one of the recipients of the poison pen letters is found dead and a note that reads, "I can't go on," surfaces, only Miss Jane Marple questions the coroner's suicide verdict. Is this the work of a poison pen -- or a cunning murderer?

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011, c1943
ISBN: 9781611731606
Branch Call Number: LP MYSTERY CHR
Characteristics: 287 p. ;,23 cm.


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Apr 13, 2017

I liked that the detective didn't actually appear until nearly the end of the book. It made a nice change. This book had almost nothing wrong with it. The mystery was very well plotted, the characters were great, and the solution was satisfactory. A great mystery, not too long, if you're looking for one. Definitely recommend!

EuSei Jan 13, 2014

Keep in mind that Miss Marple only appears at the very end of this book--and solves the mystery. Yet, this is an excellent story, and I love the characters. Another big hit from the Queen of Mystery!

Jun 22, 2013

I don't normally read mystery but I enjoyed reading this book. Good book for an introduction to mystery.

Jun 05, 2012

Told from a disabled airman's perspective. Marple doesn't show up until the very end.

Shsunon May 07, 2012

Poison pen letters cause havoc in this mystery!!

Dec 27, 2011

Jolly good read.
Something nice about Agather Christie, nothing too violent and yet all is not revealed till the last pages.

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