Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
My first Miss Marple story was tremendous fun, although I do wish she'd gotten a little more face time. I have to spoiler tag most of my review though.
How much I love the relationship between Len and Griselda? I just want to hug them both, and I hope to see a lot more of them in future stories. Somehow, I can't help a mental connection with Miss Marple and Professor Dumbledore. Always seeming to be in the right place at the right time, sharp observers of human nature, making vague remarks that make it clear they know a lot more than they're willing to share, presenting a persona that makes them look a little batty, etc. And although AC never explicitly writes it, I'm pretty sure Miss Marples' eyes are twinkling like mad. I wonder if JK Rowling was an Agatha Christie fan?
Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. I enjoyed Richard E. Grant's narration, but I might do my future Marple books in text version instead. I feel like I missed a lot in this story by being tied to the pace of the narration and not being able to stop and reflect on clues. Plus, I'm usually multitasking while listening to audiobooks, so I tend to miss out with intricately plotted mysteries.