“There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.” When my sister sent this quote, I knew I had to read the book.
The Murder at the Vicarage introduces one of Christie’s most popular sleuths, Miss Jane Marple. Marple would appear in eleven more novels and numerous short stories. In this book Colonel Protheroe is murdered and just about everyone has a motive. Even the vicar's wife looks suspicious!
Christie writes an engaging tale with colorful characters; she succeeds in keeping you guessing right up to the end. Good writing, a darling heroine, and British witticisms all add up to an enjoyable read.