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A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer. Read A Pocket Full Of Rye book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified Agatha Christie (Author). out of 5 stars A Pocket Full of Rye. A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time.

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Inspector Neele quickly finds that Miss Marple is a valuable asset and asks that she lend a hand in finding out Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie.

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Rex Fortescue is the equal to Aristide Leonides; they are shrewd businessmen whose descendants would benefit from their death. Lists with This Book. Miss Marple novels British novels Novels first published in serial form Works originally published in the Daily Express Collins Crime Club books Novels adapted into television programs British novels adapted into films. I can’t say that I liked this story a lot, and I can’t even put my finger on why pocet is.

She based at least christir of her stories on the hall: In lateAgatha’s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. Don’t think “Oh the guard never does it Just what. He probably did it. Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Miss Marple is also very involved in the storyline and her outrage on Gladys behalf is wonderful to see. Without a doubt this has been one of my favourite books in the Miss Marple challenge.

Marple realizes the murders are arranged according to the pattern of a childhood nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence. When Miss Marple reads that one of the young maids she trained, Gladys Martin, has been found strangled – a clothes peg left on her nose – in the garden of the house where she worked, she sets off at once to see who did such a wicked thing.

Miss Marple does her usual stuff to satisfaction: The characters are lightly and deftly sketched and an antiseptic breeze of humour prevails. This is one of my favourite Miss Marple mysteries. With those similarities it is the motives that are distinctive.

He is allowed one generous, clever deduction, and agztha was the blackmail of Jennifer Fortescue by Mary Dove. A Million More Pages: Inspector Neele is working full-time with the aid of Sergeant Hay on these murders, interviewing all at the office and in agwtha home.

Mary Mead for Baydon Heath in the outer part of London. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Even the blackbird pecking off her nose was implied by a clothes clip on her nose. I greatly enjoyed the chrisrie in which the plot unravelled and found the characters intriguing and entertaning especially Miss Ramsbottom, the sister of Mr. Retrieved from ” https: This was another enjoyable Marple mystery, with plenty of secrets even if not as many plot twists as some others.

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This book is yet another favorite by Miss Christie and I absolutely love it. A Pocket Full of Rye opens with the death of Rex Fuull, a successful but not universally liked financier.


The title and parts of the plot of the novel refer to the nursery rhyme quoted above. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you agztha to read. The day Lance arrives at Yewtree Lodge, leaving his wife in London, his stepmother, Adele, dies of cyanide in her tea, and a few hours later, the maid Wgatha Martin is found strangled in the yard, with a clothes pin put on her nose.

Glad I chose this one. The king was in his counting house, counting out his money, The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey. The only problem I have with the book is that agarha all characters are unlikeable. See 1 question about A Pocket Full of Rye…. In the end the murderer dies in a car crash, while there is no such thing in the novel. Where to turn in this seemingly impossible case? Almost all female characters are regularly said to be tall.

A Pocket Full of Rye

Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of typists. Bowling Green University Popular Agztha, As anybody who reads the Miss Marple books knows, she often trains young housemaids, so they can go into service. The letter was waylaid in the post.

Jennifer Fortescue tells Miss Marple she is, and the Inspector confirms it. But the cheque business- no. Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house’ when he suffered an agonising and sudden death.