A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

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Promoted on both sides of the Atlantic as Agatha Christie's 50th book and published in 1950, A Murder is Announced is a staple of crime fiction and is often considered the best of all the Miss Marple novels. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.'

A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out… A must see for all Agatha Christie mystery fans!

Reviews

Deniella Litvak - The Orange Curtain Review

A Murder Is Announced is comfortable viewing, which is its blessing and curse. I mentioned earlier the story had surprising twists but the actual plot twists are not new and inventive in themselves. Considering Agatha Christie's widespread influence on the genre this is expected, but it also lessens the thrill factor.

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Deniella Litvak - The Orange Curtain Review

A Murder Is Announced is comfortable viewing, which is its blessing and curse. I mentioned earlier the story had surprising twists but the actual plot twists are not new and inventive in themselves. Considering Agatha Christie's widespread influence on the genre this is expected, but it also lessens the thrill factor.

sweet-sour - Daniella Litvak - The Orange Curtain Review - ...read full review