The Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage

Book - 2012
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Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners.

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully adapted versions are shorter with the language targeted at upper-intermediate learners (CEF level B2).

Each reader includes:

* A CD with a reading of the adapted story

* Helpful notes on characters

* Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot

* A glossary of the more difficult words

When Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the vicar's study, it seems that almost everyone in the village of St Mary Mead had a motive to kill him.

This is the first case for Agatha Christie's legendary female

detective, Miss Marple. She needs to use all her powers of

observation and deduction to solve the mystery.

Publisher: London : Collins, ©2012, 1930
Edition: Collins English readers edition
ISBN: 9780007451579
Characteristics: 122 p. ; 20 cm. + 1 sound disc

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TFanC Jun 08, 2017

Adult interest.
Grade Level Equivalency: 4

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s390325
May 13, 2016

I think this is the first Miss Marple mystery. I wish she was not so often described as helpless or old when she obviously is smarter than many of the other residents. I read this many years ago and didn't remember the ending so I enjoyed reading it again... a classic example of Christie's plot and psychological twisting.

cals_peggy Oct 01, 2015

This is the first Christie novel to feature Miss Marple, a lovely old women who has insight into the character of those around her and uses it to solve murders. The novel was written in 1930.

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221b_GreenPanda
Sep 20, 2012

Typical to Agatha Christie, there isn't a lot of action, and the first mention of the murder is half-way through the book. Good for a long read.

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Pauld_a
Aug 09, 2011

I think this was a fantastic book. Some of the English is old fashioned, which make some parts hard to understand.Other than that this book was a terrific, thrilling mystery.

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TFanC Jun 08, 2017

TFanC thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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221b_GreenPanda
Sep 20, 2012

Coarse Language: Sadly, has some improper language usage.

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