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Lymstock é uma pacata cidade no interior da Inglaterra e parece ser o lugar perfeito para Jerry Burton se recuperar de um acidente. Tudo o que ele precisa está lá: ar puro e a paz da vida rural. Mas a calma que paira no ambiente dá lugar à desconfiança quando cartas anônimas grosseiras e acusadoras começam a circular entre os habitantes. Os vizinhos passam a desconfiar unsLymstock é uma pacata cidade no interior da Inglaterra e parece ser o lugar perfeito para Jerry Burton se recuperar de um acidente. Tudo o que ele precisa está lá: ar puro e a paz da vida rural. Mas a calma que paira no ambiente dá lugar à desconfiança quando cartas anônimas grosseiras e acusadoras começam a circular entre os habitantes. Os vizinhos passam a desconfiar uns dos outros, e Lymstock se torna um lugar sombrio. O clima de suspeita e terror cresce quando um dos destinatários comete suicídio. Por sorte Miss Marple está na região: ela parece ser a única pessoa capaz de resolver este mistério criado por Agatha Christie, que considerava A mão misteriosa um de seus melhores romances....

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A Mão Misteriosa Reviews

  • Melindam
    2019-05-15 01:33

    "The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor WitShall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it."verse 51 of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám“It's rather like Happy Families, isn't it? Mrs Legal, the lawyer's wife, Miss Dose, the doctor's daughter, etc. ... So sweet and funny and old-world. You just can't think of anything nasty happening here, can you?”But nasty things do happen ... even in such an innocuous place as the village of Lymstock, where Jerry Burton moves with his sister to convalesce from war-inflicted wounds. At the beginning both Jerry and Joanna are charmed with life in the country: getting neighbourly, making calls, trying to blend in. It is cozy and idyllic and then it turns out that a vicious poison pen is at large. Anonymous, defamatory letters are addressed to all and sundry and it doesn't take too long for a victim to commit suicide. All the village is abuzz with gossip -"no smoke without fire"-concerning the identity of the PP as it seems she (view spoiler)[or is it a she?! (hide spoiler)] could be anyone. Old secrets, animosities are rising to the surface and things do get ugly when a murder is committed shortly afterwards, placing the first death in a new light.Once again, Dame Agatha's genius is at work in this novel: the mystery is simple yet it is so cleverly hidden in plain sight that you will not discover the fire behind the thick smoke. (or at least I didn't.) The protagonists -siblings Jerry and Joanna Burton- are delightful, sympathetic characters. Their being "outsiders" as well as the story presented from their -Jerry's- POV gives plenty of opportunity to Agatha Christie to poke fun at the customs of the country versus modern young people from London and to make keen observations about the human character in general and in particular with a wonderful array of secondary characters.Strangely enough, Miss Marple comes onto the scene almost at the end of the novel and while I enjoy her keen insight and sharp mind, I have my doubts about her being necessary to solving the crime. We have a competent detective, who could have done just as well. Still, it is a delightful read, among the TOP 5 of my favourite Christie books.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-21 00:06

    The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #4), original publication year 1942Characters: Miss Jane Marple, Jerry Burton, Joanna Burton, Megan Hunter, Aimée Griffith, Owen Griffith, Richard Symmington, Elsie Holland, Agnes Woddell, Mrs. Dane Calthrop, Emily Barton, Mr. Pye.Abstract: Jerry Burton, wounded pilot narrator, recuperates in quiet Lymstock with loyal fashionable sister Joanna, until vicious letters spread suspicion, then death. Mrs Symmington is not the type to panic, but drinks cyanide and leaves two boys in the care of buxom blonde governess Elsie. Her daughter Megan intrigues Jerry, while shy Dr Griffith asks Joanna to help deliver a newborn. Eccentric vicar's wife Mrs Calthrop invites sweet old Miss Jane Marple to unravel clues that Jerry recognizes when he dozes.عنوانها: «نامه‌ های مرگبار»، «انگشت اتهام»؛ «دست پنهان»؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و ششم ماه نوامبر سال 2013 میلادیعنوان یک: «نامه‌ های مرگبار»، نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: «عباس پورتمیجانی»، نشر: «انتشارات عطایی، تاریخ چاپ دوم: 1373»، در 197 صفحه، شابک: 9643130096عنوان دو: «انگشت اتهام»، مترجم: «بهزاد منتظری»، نشر: «انتشارات سبزان، تاریخ چاپ نخست: 1387»، در 264 صفحه، شابک: 9789648249781عنوان سه: «دست پنهان»، مترجم: «مجتبی عبدالله‌نژاد»، نشر: «تهران، کتاب هرمس، کتابهای کارآگاه، تاریخ چاپ 1388»، در 216 صفحه، شابک: 9789643636210چکیده: چهارمین از ماجراهای «دوشیزه مارپل»: روستای آرام «لیمستوک»، محل مناسبی برای آرامش «جری بورتون»، و خواهرش «جووانا» بود. اما خبرنامه‌ ای در میان مردم پخش می­شود، که رابطه ­ای نامشروع بین «جری» و «جووانا» وجود دارد، آنگاه که خودکشی صورت گرفت، روستا در شوک ژرفی فرو می­رود. چندی بعد شخصی را برای تحقیق به آن روستا می­فرستند، که کشیش، دکتر و خدمتکاران را، متهم میکند. میهمانِ خانه­ ی کشیش هم، کسی جز دوشیزۀ پیر، کارآگاه «جین مارپل» نیست.... ا. شربیانی

  • Elisha Condie
    2019-05-18 04:15

    Another Agatha Christie to pass the time. Mmmmm. Delicious. Only I do have the same complaint I had with another of her books that was listed as a Miss Marple Mystery. Jane Marple doesn't appear until the last 1/4 of the book and then she's just a cute little old lady who says a few words at the end. That doesn't count as a Miss Marple mystery for me!! I much prefer it when Miss Marple is the one solving the crime firsthand. The short stories featuring her are the way to go, I'm figuring out.Which isn't to say that I disliked this book. I DID like it, once I got over my disappointment that no elderly spinsters were going to appear and kick butt and take names. The main characters in this story are Jerry and Joanna, a clever, funny brother and sister pair who come to the small village of Lymstock so Jerry can recover from some unnamed accident. Then people start getting mean anonymous letters, a few bodies turn up, and Jerry gets involved trying to help.I liked it. My copy says that Christie thought this was one of her finest novels. It was certainly funny in many parts and had a small romantic sub-plot which was cute and unexpected. A good read if you're an Agatha Christie fan.

  • Jess
    2019-05-09 07:34

    This on audio completely blew me away. It was the perfect introduction to Agatha Christie. I've already scooped up a few more of her books to dive into this year. Richard Grant has established himself as one of my favorite book narrators on audio. He makes the story come alive and reads with enthusiasm. The voices he creates for each character are unique and sure to draw a smile at times. Highly recommend this one in audio. My Reactions: -The brother and sister duo are stellar and I loved their banter!-Jerry's views on women are both archaic and sweet at times. Which is so rare to see!-Megan is a unique, gem of a character that made me laugh out loud a few times. -I loved to see Joanna's evolution from "painted trollop" (Poison Pen's words not mine) to something more. It was exactly what I hoped for!-I was surprised that this is a Miss Marple story but we don't meet her until the last quarter of the book; in which she tidily puts things right. -The cast of Lymstock residents will not disappoint you with their gossip, antics, and focus on the ordinary acts of the life that most people would not comment on nor notice. -A well crafted mystery. I was fascinated that for the simplicity of a storyline; a complexity was underfoot. The murderer seems quite obvious but keeping with the theme "there's no smoke without fire" Christie creates a smokescreen that had me fooled for most of the book as well. Masterful. What's It About: Jerry Burton has been injured in a flying accident. On doctor's orders, he is to find a nice quiet country town to recover in. He is to relax, join in a the mild local gossip, and prepare for mild boredom while he recovers. His sister, London maven Joanna accompanies him as she is sure this is going to such a lark of fun. When they arrive to Lymstock, both are amused by the small town life, its characters, local culture, and its quirks. Until Jerry receives his letter from the local "Poison Pen" which accuses the pair most vulgarly of being in an illicit relationship and not brother and sister at all! Jerry is miffed and begins to see that Lymstock has some darker underworking. He isn't accustomed to the sharp gossip of women and finds himself becoming more discomfited as he learns "there's no smoke without fire". The Poison Pen's letters increase in frequency and ultimately lead to a suicide. Or is it a suicide? A subsequent murder suggests there is more to this story than meets the eye.. and after all.. there's no smoke without fire, is there?

  • Miriam
    2019-04-23 01:10

    Pros: I liked the main character brother-sister duo of Jerry and Joanna, and it was an interesting variation on the traditional poison-pen mystery. Most of the characters were less hateful than is often the case in Golden Age British mysteries, which made it a relaxing read for a sick day.Cons: Why is this a Miss Marple mystery? She hardly appears and there's no reason, in terms of the plot, that the case could not have been solved in exactly the same way by the police, who seemed competent. I would rather have had the two detectives have more page time and development. The romances were extremely weak. Question: why do people go to country villages to recuperate? Leaving aside the fictional issue of murder inevitably occurring, they seem to be an awful combination of boredom and irritations. How is it restful to have strangers dropping in at all hours, even before breakfast, and everyone prying and gossiping?

  • Simona Bartolotta
    2019-05-09 07:07

    “Most crimes, you see, are so absurdly simple.”My edition features a beautiful afterword by Claudio Savonuzzi, in which this novel is called “a black fairytale” complete with a Cinderella and a Prince properly dressed for the occasion, and where it is noted how this is the only Christie detective novel where the detective where the detective almost lets the readers forget she (this is a Miss Marple mystery) is there. Our old (not to say ancient) Queen of Busybodies, in fact, appears only in the last forty pages or so, and her role is limited to providing the solution to the case when the time comes, and except for that one moment, she barely utters a couple of words. Lately, I've learned to appreciate more than I used to, and I would have loved to spend a few hours with her, but I must say Christie's choice did not bother me at all. Because what Savonuzzi writes in that afterword is all true: it's almost as if The Moving Finger wrote itself of its own accord, and Christie simply was the moving finger, which is also precisely part her Miss Marple played in this adventure. This is why, I believe, The Moving Finger can be said to be one of the best novels Agatha Christie ever wrote: it shines in its own light, relying on nothing and no one, not even Miss Marple, who should be the star and instead is barely an extra. An unusual book and a delightful, evil, wickedly twisted (or not) mystery that will knock the wind out of your lungs, plus a super cute happily-ever-after. And people say Christie's readers aren't spoiled.

  • Susan
    2019-05-11 02:15

    This is the fourth Miss Marple mystery, although the narrator is Jerry Barton, while Miss Marple does not appear until late into the novel. Recovering from a serious injury, it is suggested that Jerry spend some time in the country to relax and so he takes a house called Little Furze, in Lymstock, and moves there with his sister, Joanna. Shortly after they arrive, a poisonous pen letter arrives, making all sorts of foul accusations and it soon appears that many others in the village have also received such messages.Although both Jerry, and his sister, are keen to ignore the letter, many in the village think that there is, “no smoke without fire,” and, before long, one of the letters result in something a little more serious than upset feelings. As suspicion grows and everyone suspects each other, Mrs Dane Calthrop, the vicar’s wife, declares that she is going to call in an expert – of course, Miss Marple. This is a very different mystery from previous Miss Marple books; mainly as she does not have a central role. That said, I enjoyed Jerry Barton as a narrator and liked his sister and the other characters of the village. Although this is not St Mary Mead, there are many of the characters we have come to know from village life – the vicar’s wife, the doctor, local characters and gossips. An enjoyable story, with a good setting and interesting characters.

  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2019-05-22 07:30

    Read this and more review on my My Book blogAs you can see I've been on a diligent Agatha Christie kick. I think that the month of November makes me want to read mysteries - must be all that grayness and rain. “Where do one's fears come from? Where do they shape themselves? Where do they hide before coming out into the open?”Once again this turned out to be a re-read for me, and once again I couldn't remember anything from my first time reading. I only knew that I've read it, because it felt very familiar. About 8 years ago I read many, many of her books. I kept reading one after the other, so no wonder most of my reads now are re-reads. A fair warning, if you are looking for a mystery novel where Miss Marple is up to her elbows with solving crimes - this is not the book for you. Miss Marple is literally present in less than 30 pages. The book is told from a perspective of a recovering pilot, who came to a remote village with his sister for some piece and quiet. And while he is not the one who uncovers the truth behind the mystery - his train of thoughts is what leads the reader to correct assumptions. I know many people probably won't enjoy not having the famous Marple much in this book, but I actually really liked this format. It was different and quite refreshing. ​This was just as good the second time around and I've picked up more on many things. It actually astonished me how many things must have went over my head the first time I was reading it. The sass in conversations, the bright feminist streak and even the sheer meanness of some of the characters. “If you’ve been snubbed, or ignored, or frustrated, and your life’s pretty drab and empty, I suppose you get a sense of power from stabbing in the dark at people who are happy and enjoying themselves.”My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG

  • Stratos
    2019-04-29 04:09

    Στην αυτοβιογραφία της η Αγκάθα Κρίστι δηλώνει πως τούτο δω είναι το καλύτερο από τα μυθιστορήματα απ΄ όσα έγραψε με την μις Μαρπλ. Πιθανόν. Ένα πάντως είναι το σίγουρο. Ένα κλασικό της βιβλίο που θα το διαβάσουν ευχάριστα αλλά και με αγωνία, όχι μόνο οι φίλοι της αλλά και όσοι αγαπούν τα αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα. Τα οποία βέβαια δεν έχουν καμία σχέση με την σημερινή πολύπλοκη ζωή μας και τα πολυσέλιδα (τούβλα...) ακριβά βιβλία!

  • Nandakishore Varma
    2019-05-08 03:19

    This one has romance and mystery in equal amounts: for a change, I found the mystery only so-so, but I loved the romance!

  • Mahdi Lotfi
    2019-05-11 08:18

    ه نظر می‌رسید که روستای آرام لیمستوک محل مناسبی برای آرامش جری بورتون تحت مراقبت و خواهرش جووانا بعد از تصادف باشد. اما خبر نامه‌ای آغشته به سم در میان مردم پخش شد که رابطه نا مشروع، بین جری و جووانا را بر ملا می‌ساخت، شوک آورتر اینکه نامه کریه در سرتاسر روستا می‌چرخید. وقتی خود کشی صورت گرفت روستا در شوک عمیقی فرو رفت. چندی بعد شخصی را برای تحقیق به روستا فرستادند که کشیش، دکتر و خدمتکاران را در معرض اتهام قرار داد، میهمان خانه کشیش کسی نبود به جز دوشیزه ترشیده، کارآگاه جین مارپل...

  • Maruf Hossain
    2019-04-28 00:26

    Day by day I am becoming Agatha freak.মিস মার্পলের পূর্ণাঙ্গ উপন্যাস দ্য মুভিং ফিঙ্গার ওরফে বেনামী চিঠির সাথে আরও ছয়টা ছোটগল্প নিয়ে এই সংকলন।প্রথম গল্প রক্তের দাগ/The Bloodstained Pavement পড়ে একদমই ভালো লাগেনি। শার্লকের মতো আকাশ-বাতাস থেকে ক্লু এনে হাজির করে রহস্যভেদ করা হয়েছে। বাকি ৫টা গল্পের মধ্যে খুব ভালো লেগেছে সন্দেহ আর নীল ফুল -- আর বাকি ৩টা মোটামুটি ভালো লেগেছে।তবে আসল জিনিস, অর্থাৎ উপন্যাস বেনামী চিঠি/The Moving Finger সময় পুরো উশুল করে দিয়েছে। ক্রিস্টির স্বভাবসুলভ গল্প-বলার ভঙ্গিমা আর রহস্যের মারপ্যাঁচে ভালোই চমকে গেছি শেষতক। এরকম সাদামাটা ভঙ্গিমায় এমন দুর্দান্ত রহস্যের জাল বোনার ক্ষমতা আর কারও আছে কি না আমার জানা নেই। তার গল্পের চরিত্রগুলো হয় বিশ্বাসযোগ্য, মানবিক। গল্পের চরিত্রগুলোর সাথে তাই পাঠক-হৃদয় একদম পানির মতো একাত্ম হয়ে যেতে পারে; নিজেকে গল্পের যেকোনো একটা চরিত্রে কল্পনা করে নিতে পারে সহজেই। ক্রিস্টি সম্ভবত তার পাঠকদের আন্ডারেস্টিমেট করতেন না—পাঠকদের ঠুঁটো জগন্নাথ করে রাখতেন না তিনি। পাঠকদেরও রহস্যের খেলায় অংশগ্রহণ করার, মাথা খেলানোর সমান সুযোগ দেন তিনি। তাই গল্পের মাঝে ছড়িয়ে-ছিটিয়ে সূত্র রেখে দেন পাঠকদের জন্য, যেন তারাও মাথা খাটিয়ে রহস্যভেদের সুযোগ নিতে পারে। শার্লক যেমন সুপারম্যানের মতো উড়ে এসে হাওয়া থেকে সূত্র এনে রহস্যভেদ করে, ক্রিস্টির গোয়েন্দা চরিত্রগুলো ওরকম কোনও সুপারম্যান না—ওরা অনেক বেশি মানবিক, প্র্যাক্টিকাল। এজন্যই ক্রিস্টির লেখার ফ্যান আমি।পাঠককে যে লেখক নিজের সমকক্ষ মনে করেন, সেই লেখককে কার না ভালো লাগে!গল্পের আরেকটা জিনিস খুব ভালো লেগেছে -- প্রেম! এত সুন্দর, পরিশীলিত, আদিখ্যেতাবিহীন, বাহুল্যবর্জিত প্রেম এসেছে যে মুগ্ধ হয়ে গেছি একেবারে। তবে দুই-একটা না-পছন্দ জিনিসও যে ছিল না, তা নয়। একটা ক্যারেক্টারের বিবর্তন এমনভাবে করিয়েছেন লেখিকা যে বেশ বিরক্তই হয়েছি। শেষের আগে একটু নাটুকেপনা আছে— তা-ও খুব একটা পছন্দ লাগেনি।সেবার অনুবাদ নিয়ে অভিযোগ তোলার সুযোগ নেই -- তার উপরে অনুবাদকের জায়গায় যখন সায়েম সোলায়মানের মতো হেভিওয়েটের নাম থাকে তখন তো আর কোনও কথাই থাকে না। তারপরও অনুবাদককে আলাদা করে দু-চারটা কথা না বললে অন্যায় হয়ে যাবে এ বইয়ের ক্ষেত্রে। বেনামী চিঠি গল্পটা বেশ অ্যাডাল্ট কনটেন্টে ভর্তি -- সেই অ্যাডাল্ট কনটেন্টগুলো অনুবাদক যে-দক্ষতায় সামলে সহনীয়ভাবে পরিবেশন করেছেন সেজন্য তাকে বড় করে ধন্যবাদ না দিলেই নয়। হ্যাটস্‌ অফ টু হিম।

  • Cyndi
    2019-05-04 08:05

    Gossip Girl and Miss Marple. Someone is on to everyones hidden secrets. But are they true? And who is the author of the letters? Luckily it doesn't take 6 seasons to find out. (By the time the Gossip Girl was revealed did we even care?)

  • Adrian
    2019-04-24 05:23

    The fourth Miss Marple, and again an excellent read. Yet again, despite seeing multiple TV and film versions, I had forgotten who the culprit(s) was (were), and didn't guess until very close to the end (I think it was about 20 pages behind Miss Marple resolving it).The story is well woven, with some very lively characters and strangely it is not until a long way through (around 3/4) that Miss Marple appears to solve the problem. Even with her late appearance it is still a thoroughly enjoyable and a masterful performance.

  • Rita
    2019-05-19 04:19

    Bom para passar o tempo mas muito fraco quando comparado com outras obras da autora. Faltou-lhe alguma ação, a Miss Marple só aparece nas últimas 50 páginas...Opinião mais detalhada em breve.

  • Stephanie Anze
    2019-04-24 07:19

    Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna move to the quiet village of Lymstock. Having suffered an accident, Mr. Burton's doctor recommends that he goes to the countryside, where his recovery should be more peaceful. But shortly after their arrival, Jerry and Joanna receive a rather unsavory letter accusing them of an absolute lie. Thinking it a prank, they burn the letter and forget about the incident. That is until they learn that most people in the village have received similar letters. When one of the letters causes more than irritation and anger, everyone begins to distrust each other as the guilty party has to be among them. Its almost march and I had yet to include an Agatha Christie book so with that in mind, I picked a Miss Marple. While I absolutely love Miss Christie and her work, this particular installment is my least favorite thus far. Do not get me wrong, all of Miss Christie's trademarks are on these pages (the quiet village, the nosy neighbours, red herrings and a curmudgeoned detective). There was just something about the tone of the book that made it a touch less charming than other works I have read by Christie. Jerry and his sister Joanna move to Lymstock so Jerry can properly recover from an accident. Originally from London, countryside life is the best medicine. Except that this seemingly idylic village is not quite as described. Someone is writing poison-pen letters, accusing people of shocking allegations. Most diregard the letters and everyone denies said allegations but "where there is smoke, there is fire". When the recepient of one of these letters makes a drastic decision, the village is left perturbed. Enter Miss Marple.The mystery aspect was on par and (again) I did not accurately guess the culprit. All those red herrings had me looking in the wrong direction the whole time. This part was absolutely perfect. I do have an issue, though, with the fact that Miss Marple does not come into play til almost the very end. A minor complaint, with characters with last names of Barton and Burton the narrative was a bit confusing at times. As I have already stated, this is not my favorite but I still enjoyed it and there is plenty more to read. If this is Miss Christie's lowest point, it still is far from being bad. Will certainly be back visiting with Miss Christie soon.

  • Chocolaa
    2019-05-11 04:28

    اممممممممممم اعشق روايات اجاثا كريستيوهاذي الرواية كانت فاتحة العشق والعلاقة الي بيني وبين اجاثا كريستي ... السبب الي يخليني احب اجاثا كريستي اني احس في رواياتها روح مرحة على الرغم من انها روايات جريمة لا تسألوني شلوووون بس جذي ... روايات اجاثا كريستي فيه روح مرحة لا تخطأ ... شخصياتها فيهم غرابة اطوار عجيييبة يعني مس ماربل مثلا ... عجووووز غير متزوجة تعشق حديقتها الصغيرة...و تدس انفها في كل المشاكل والقضايا ...وكل شخص تقابلة تلاقي له شخص يشبهه في قريتها الصغيرة سينت ميري ميد ... وكل قضية تواجهها تربطه بشكل او بآخر بشي تافه ويضحك صار في سينت ميري ميد... بس عمره عمره ما خاب حس ماربل و لا تقييمها للاشخاص والامورآآآآآآآآآآآه اموووت في مس ماربل وقضاياها ... مس ماربل عجووزي المفضلة بلا منازعة ... و كل ما امشي في شوارع المنطقة الي انا قاعدة فيها ادور عن عجوز انجليزية تذكرني بمس ماربل بس للحين ما لقيت:) :) :)اذا كنت مثلي تحب تقرا كتب الغموض والجرائم الخالية من الوصف المقزز للجرائم ... واذا كنت تبحث عن روح المرح والفكاهة في الاماكن الغلط ... فروايات اجاثا كريستي بشكل عام تخدم الغرضعلى فكرة هالرواية فيها شوية رومانسية :) بعدالمزيج المثالي بالنسبة لي ... و انتوا؟؟give it a try :)

  • Sophie Hannah
    2019-04-30 05:17

    One of Agatha's best, I think. A very clever, simple solution that makes you look back on everything that's gone before and see it in a different light. Miss Marple's hardly in it, so it doesn't really feel like a Miss Marple book, but there's so much good stuff in it, you don't really mind. Mrs Dane Calthrop, the vicar's wife, is a wonderful character.

  • Robert
    2019-05-14 02:05

    Frumos scrisă, dar finalul nu m-a impresionat.

  • Maria Gad
    2019-05-02 05:11

    من المؤسف انه عند اعادة طباعة روايات أجاثا كريستى يتلاعب المسئولون بالنشر بالعناوين, فلقد قرات هذة الرواية من سنوات تحت اسم "جريمة فى القرية" و مازلت أتذكر بعض التفاصيل و ان تحيرت بين قاتلين محتملين لذا اكملت قراءة الرواية. هذة الرواية هى أضعف روايات أجاثا مقارنة بباقى كتاباتها, و لكنها تظل متفوقة على بعض الروايات الحديثة التى تجذب القراء هذة الأيام. تظل أجاثا كريستى هى أجاثا كريستى حتى و هى فى أسوء حالاتهاتبدأ الرواية بانتقال الأخوان جيرى و جوانا برتون الى قرية لامبستوك للبحث عن الهدوء. أنقشع هذا الهدوء و السكينة الى ضيق و استهجان بوصول رسائل مجهولة المصدر تحمل كلمات بذيئة مريضة, ثم سرعان ما وجدوا ان الامر لا يقتصر عليهم فقط و لكن تكرر الامر مع مواطنى القرية. يتحول الأمر الى وضع خطير بوقوع أول ضحية. ظهرت مس ماربل فى الربع الأخير من الرواية لتنقذ الموقفتناولت أجاثا بشكل واقعى الحياة كما هى فى الريف و التى لا تزال موجودة كما هى حتى اليوم. و كعادتها أجاثا كريستى طبيبة نفسية بامتياز , يتأثر قارئها بكثير من الحقائق النفسية التى تأتى فى رواياتها

  • Leslie
    2019-05-02 00:06

    3.5*I am slowly rereading the Miss Marple books this year. This 3rd one barely qualifies as a Miss Marple as she doesn't make an appearance until about 80% of the way through. Of course, she quickly solves the case once she appears on the scene! It is almost as if Christie's publisher talked her into adding in a familiar sleuth rather than making it one of her stand-alone mysteries...Richard E. Grant is marvelous in his narration of the audiobook. I really appreciated all the different voices he did for the different characters!

  • Jan C
    2019-05-05 05:34

    I've read this several times and have seen the videos - but, of course, they always seem to change the story. It is enjoyable. Probably one of the few books where Miss Marple doesn't come into the picture until the book is three-quarters done. But, enter she does, to solve the murder.Much of the book is consumed by the problem of anonymous poison pen letters. Then the bodies start falling.Enter Miss Marple.

  • Repellent Boy
    2019-05-08 07:10

    Cuarta novela que leo de Agatha Christie. Y cuarta que me acaba encantando. Ha sido una grata sorpresa, ya que teniendo una obra tan extensa, dar con cuatro obras seguidas sublimes es digno solo de una grande. Y ella lo es. Curioso que no es de lo más famosos y me parece que en profundidad de personajes es el mejor que he leído. Que no quiere decir que los demás no tengan también unos peronajes muy bien definidos, aún siendo siempre entre 10 y 20. Muchos. El caso de los anónimos consigue llevar la atención del lector donde quiere, sin hacerte reparar en nada más. Magnífica. Christie, lo has vuelto a hacer.

  • Durdles
    2019-05-18 08:17

    I must have read this as a teenager in Devon during the 1970s but the fact that it was so obviously set down the road on the edge of Dartmoor completely passed me by at the time. I did see Agatha Christie in her garden at Greenway while on a boat trip down the river Dart from Totnes around that time - she was pointed out by the man on the public address system causing the whole party to swing round and stare in unison - but I was more concerned by the fact that my mother had somehow mixed up my French exchange student's packed lunch with mine forcing me to dine off his pate sandwiches, for which I had not at that time acquired a taste, while he tucked into my cheese and tomatoes with evident relish. Still, I beat him at tennis later on. So I'd read The Moving Finger before and decided to read it again because I liked the cover of my Fontana paperback with the pestle and glass by Tom Adams which is laden with menace. Had I remembered the identity of the murderer? No. So it's safe to read these books every 40 years or so. The plot is ingenious, a grown-ups version of Enid Blyton's Mystery of the Spiteful Letters in which I'm sure I did spot the culprit (the only character who was new to the series but I may be mistaken).TMF is quite a short book - only 160 pages and can be read in an afternoon. I learn that he American version is even shorter. Apparently the book was serialised in the USA a year before it was published in book form in the UK (1943) and the abridged version is still the only one available in the States due to The Wartime Official Secrets Act. The US version lacks the classified detail of the first chapters of the UK version and also some entire characters are missing from the US book. The background to Mr Burton's flying injury in a training accident and the subsequent loss of a leg and his testicles is completely absent as is the whole Chinese bouncing bomb interlude over which Miss Marple made such a fuss insisting on trying to knit a cover. Frankly I prefer the shorter version and it may have been that American wartime readers were not ready for the narrator's lack of stiff upper lip and resolve regarding his impotence. (Are you sure about this? Ed)

  • Paula
    2019-05-18 04:17

    I absolutely loved this one! The mystery itself wasn't too surprising but I loved Jerry Burton, the narrator. His observations were just as funny as those of the vicar inThe Murder at the Vicarage.

  • Lobstergirl
    2019-05-19 04:33

    Silly and misogynistic, relievedly short. My moving finger moved rapidly through the pages.

  • Miriam
    2019-04-22 04:26

    4.5 stars!I am a huge fan of Agatha Chistie's work, but this was my first Miss Marple-novel. She is very different from Hercule Poirot, but quite entertaining too! I don't want to tell a lot about this book's content, but what I can say is this: It is full of Agatha Christie's humor, has a great storyline and interesting characters. Once again, I am amazed by her writing style: she never needs much words to create a gripping atmosphere. All in all I can absolutely recommend this book, even for Agatha Christie novices - also, this is the perfect read for cold winter nights!

  • Nina
    2019-05-08 04:23

    3,5*Humornya bikin ngakak dan siapa penulis surat kaleng yg menyebabkan pembunuhan bikin saya penasaran. Romensnya ngena juga. Jadi meski pelakunya rada gimana gitu, saya tetap kasih bintang tinggi krn packaging humor, romens dan misterinya.

  • Syl
    2019-04-30 04:10

    3.5 stars.Had read it in my childhood, and now listened to the dramatized BBC version. Quite a small book which lasted only 140 min, but I enjoyed the story. Remembered the killer halfway through, but had forgotten the finer details.Typical Christie mystery settings - small village, inquisitive people, vicar and wife, a friend of Marple's who seeks her help when a suicidal death following receipt of a poison pen letter occurs. Police and Marlow are looking out for the letter either in their own ways, when a murder occurs, which cannot be mistaken for accidental,death, and the search for letter writer/killer ensues in earnest.finally Marple solves the case in her dear old unique way. I liked all the characters, especially the village orphan ,Megan, who is underestimated by many.

  • Nata
    2019-05-17 00:30

    Foarte reușită lectură de weekend. Sper și cred că într-o bună zi o să ajung să bifez ca citite toate romanele acestei autoare. Intrigă, bârfe, suspans, viața de la sat cu toate stereotipurile ei și, de altfel, cu toată splendoarea ei, cât și personaje bine conturate, de toate tipurile și felurile.Imposibil să te plictisești atunci când citești o poveste înțesată cu atâtea condimente.