Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie


"Emily Barton, I think, has a mental picture of men as interminably consuming whiskeys and sodas and smoking cigars, and in the intervals dropping out to do a few seductions of village maidens, or to conduct a liaison with a married woman." 
~~~Page 82, The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Title: The Moving Finger
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 0440158613
Publisher: Dell/1982
Pages: 189

Narrated by Jerry Burton, The Moving Finger is based in Lymstock, which is a typical idyllic English town. Everything seems to be in a slow pace here. But the tranquility ends when someone with a poison starts to write letters to its inhabitants, shredding their reputation. Everyone seems to dread the mailbox. One day the shock and scandal is so much that the receiver supposedly commits suicide. Some think there is truth in that letter and a few others have their misgivings. 

Then another dead body is found and it is a murder. The police have to uncover the truth. Jerry Burton has had a nasty accident while flying and has arrived in Lymstock with his sister Joanna Burton, to recover. Joanna to receives one of the poisoned letters. Jerry knows he has to do something. And Miss Jane Marple comes to his aid in the last quarter of the novel. 

The good doctor, Owen Griffith and his sister Aimee, the lawyer Symmington, and other characters including he childish Megan make it an entertaining reading. The novel moves slow for a mystery but it holds the interest of the reader. The ending was surprising. Agatha Christie novels never ever failed. Lovers of cozy mystery, can read it safely!

CymLowellThanks to Stacy of Stacy's Books for this novel! 

27 comments:

Yvonne said...

It's been so long since I've read an Agatha Christie. I so love her work.

My teaser is here

Karen @ Scobberlotch said...

This is so descriptive. I can't believe I've never read Agatha Christie!

Thanks for visiting today!

Georgia Girls said...

Great image! I have this book sitting on my shelf at home, but haven't read it yet.

Thanks for stoppin by!

The Book Gatherer said...

Ah - I love you teaser! What fun!! I've never read an Agatha Christie before!!
Here's my TT:
http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_12.html

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I know I've mentioned before that I want to read an Agatha Christie...this one sounds wonderful.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

kaye said...

I've read a few Agatha Christie books but not this one. She is the master of mystery. Thanks for stopping by. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

LibrarySnake said...

I just love Agatha Christie :)

BookGirl said...

Great teaser, I've never read anything by Agatha Christie is it a good book?
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Bookgirl ( My Book Addiction )

Jennifer Stone said...

I haven't read an Agatha Christie in ages, thanks for the teaser and stopping by my blog!

Here's my Teaser Tuesday from If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Happy Reading!

fredamans said...

Always appreciated!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday_12.html

Margot said...

I love Agatha Christie but I haven't gotten to this one yet. It sounds like fun.

My teaser is here: Quirky Girls Read

rajm said...

male psychology again! - just coome from another teaser with a different take on theme - both good! Thanks for stopping by!

joder said...

I haven't read an Agatha Christie novel since college. Awesome stories though that I need to revisit.

Thanks for visiting my site/teaser.

The Scarf Princess

jlshall said...

I love Agatha Christie, and this is one I haven't read yet. Thanks for the great teaser and the review!

Kah Woei said...

Funny teaser ... however did she get that impresssion :-)

Tracy.H said...

I have yet to read an Agatha Christie book. Will have to add her to the list. :0)

playing.librarian said...

I looooove this book =)

Beth said...

I need to read more Agatha Christie. Thanks for stopping by.

Priya said...

I'm not a big Agatha Christie fan, but turns out I read all her not-as-good books! Will definitely try this one out!!
Nice teaser!

Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/tt-3-shadow-of-wind.html

Teddy Rose said...

Great teaser! Mine is from Madame Tussaud.

Elysium said...

Great teaser! I've never read Agatha Christie but this sounds good.

Chel said...

I haven't read any book by Agatha Christie so thanks for sharing!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

NancyO said...

I love Agatha Christie. I haven't read The Moving Finger for a long time, as right now I'm trying to go book by book through all of the Poirot series.

Thanks for the review!

Mardel said...

you mean that's NOT what men do?!

lol - great tease

кєяo said...

Christie is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for sharing the teaser.
кєяo's Book Blog

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I've never read anything by her actually. But thank you so much for the review.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

stacybuckeye said...

So glad you liked this one. I will get to it someday...