Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Mirror Crack'd (1963)
A very good Miss Marple mystery, written fairly late in Agatha Christie's career. I'm not positive but I might now have read all of the Marple books. I like her so much more than Poirot, and I especially like the books that take place in St. Mary Mead. One of the nice things about this book is how it deals with the modernization of the village, in particular the addition of a development of new semi-detached houses. Miss Marple walks through and concludes, as she always does, that the new modern couples living in the development, are no different than couple anywhere or at any point in time. She means, of course, that they are as capable of murder as anyone.