We’ve been having a lot of snow/cold weather days when the weather is too bad to go outside. I’ve been spending lots of time knitting and watching Netflix “Miss Marple” series, I remember reading most of her books many years ago (high school) but I’ve forgotten most of them so watching these shows has inspired me to re-read Agatha Christie books. I recently finished “A Murder is Announced”, the PBS show based on the book was entertaining but as usual I enjoyed the book more.
A Murder is Announced is set in a quiet English town where an advertisement is put in the paper regarding an upcoming murder. The people in town are under the impression that this is a murder mystery game like the board game Clue. The neighboring townsfolk arrive for an evening of fun and excitement but in reality an actual murder takes place. The book is filled with lots of twists and turns and list of suspects is long. The police are baffled of course but then Miss Marple comes to the rescue and gets the inspector on the right track. Two additional murders take place before the killer is caught. Very good book and the mini-series follows the book story line very closely. I enjoyed the book much better of course and give it 4 out of 5 cookies.