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The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  

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Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay and a number of her books are set in Devon.

If you like Agatha Christie you might also like to read books by Alexander McCall Smith, Vaseem Khan and Dorothy L Sayers.

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The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery! before tongues start to wag.

Reviews

'The best opening I ever wrote.' Agatha Christie

'Genuine old-crusted Christie.' Time

'Professional detectives are no match for elderly spinsters! it is hard not to be impressed.' Times Literary Supplement

'one of the most ingeniously contrived of all her murder stories.' Birmingham Post

About the Author

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of the plots.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Agatha Christie

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Author's Website

www.agathachristie.com/

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Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007120833

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