The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger

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

Lymstock is a small town with lots of secrets. Recently several people in the town have received anonymous hate-mail. When Mrs Symmington receives one of the letters and then dies in mysterious circumstances, the people of the town no longer know whom they can trust.

Who is writing the letters? And why? Miss Marple helps solve the mystery.

Publisher: London : Collins, ©2012, 1943
Edition: Collins English readers edition
ISBN: 9780007451630
Characteristics: 122 p. ; 20 cm. + 1 sound disc

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Tabaqui
Apr 13, 2017

I liked that the detective didn't actually appear until nearly the end of the book. It made a nice change. This book had almost nothing wrong with it. The mystery was very well plotted, the characters were great, and the solution was satisfactory. A great mystery, not too long, if you're looking for one. Definitely recommend!

EuSei Jan 13, 2014

Keep in mind that Miss Marple only appears at the very end of this book--and solves the mystery. Yet, this is an excellent story, and I love the characters. Another big hit from the Queen of Mystery!

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Lisa913
Jun 22, 2013

I don't normally read mystery but I enjoyed reading this book. Good book for an introduction to mystery.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Told from a disabled airman's perspective. Marple doesn't show up until the very end.

Shsunon May 07, 2012

Poison pen letters cause havoc in this mystery!!

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rosemarylyle
Dec 27, 2011

Jolly good read.
Something nice about Agather Christie, nothing too violent and yet all is not revealed till the last pages.

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