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A Pocket Full of Rye

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A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7)A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the first adult book I read as a child and it started a life-long love of Agatha Christie novels. I strongly believe that it was this book that helped me to develop my own passion for writing murder mysteries – it made a huge impression on me.

What I love about this book is its simplicity of style. It’s so easy to become hooked on the unfolding plot and to dive effortlessly into the search for clues.

Agatha Christie had a clever way of bringing characters to life and making them seem totally real. There are probably few people who don’t know Japp, Miss Marple or Poirot. This book is no exception, it’s a strong plot, ingenious and compelling. It’s a cleverly crafted murder mystery wrapped up in the author’s unique style. I won’t give the plot away but heartily recommend it.

If you haven’t read any Christie books, start here.

Annette Young

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