A Pocket Full of Rye

A Pocket Full of Rye

Book - 1991 | Berkley ed.
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When wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue dies soon after drinking a cup of tea and the autopsy reveals that he was poisoned, Miss Marple steps in to investigate.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1991, c1981.
Edition: Berkley ed.
ISBN: 9780425130285
0425130282
9780062073655
0062073656
Branch Call Number: PR6005.H66 P6 1991
Characteristics: 185 pages ; 18 cm.

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PrimVictorian
Oct 09, 2019

I adore this installment in the Miss Marple series. It has a great well fleshed out group of characters who are all interesting and add to the overall tone of the novel. The locale is wonderfully described and used to enhance the plot as well. I in particular loved the twists and turns the novel takes and how christie crafts a complex mystery from the simplest sources. One of my favorites Christie novels and well worth the read.

ArapahoeSarahD Oct 29, 2017

Rex Fortescue is murdered after his morning tea. From what the inspectors find, no one seemed to like the guy. Who had the best motive for murder? Wait, more people are killed? Is it the same killer or a copycat? Will Miss Marple solve the mystery before more lives are lost?

Kereesa Nov 28, 2015

Meh. Great writing, but not a stellar mystery.

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Bearskito
Jun 23, 2014

Not quite as good as And Then There Were None, but A Pocket Full Of Rye was still a good mystery novel. The setup was good, although I didn't find the ending that satisfying. My only real complaint is that for it has Miss Marple's name on it, so I was expecting her to be a main character. She doesn't appear until nearly halfway though, and then she's only a supporting character to Inspector Neele, the real main character. Overall it was a good book. I'ts worth reading if you enjoy mystery stories.

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Feb 08, 2011

I don't remember reading this book before, and I was so caught up in the story that I forgot to pay attention to who was the least likely culprit, who, in her books, is always the one "whodunnit". I like to see how early in the story I can figure it out. And instead, I enjoyed the whole story and was surprised at the end.

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PrimVictorian
Oct 09, 2019

PrimVictorian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

ArapahoeSarahD Oct 29, 2017

ArapahoeSarahD thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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