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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Miss Marple: The Complete Short StoriesMiss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It has been ages since I have read these Miss Marple short stories and they were excellent!  Miss Marple, some friends and some detectives all discuss crimes from their past which were interesting, both solved and unsolved.  Miss Marple makes the point that most crimes need to be solved not only for the sake of the murdered person, but for the sake of people who were suspected but innocent.

In each case, Miss Marple understands the personal aspect of the crime and is able to apply it to the crime in question.  While I always try to observe all the details, just like Miss Marple, I hardly ever can solve the crime.  I have to say that the reader is always provided with enough information to come to a conclusion, but the depth of her understanding of human nature is enough to rival the best detective.

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