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  • ISBN 0396088694
  • ISBN13 978-0396088691
  • Language English
  • Author Agatha Christie
  • Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (November 22, 1986)
  • Pages 249
  • Formats lrf lrf rtf lit
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1481 kb
  • Size Fb2 1755 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 364

Miss Marple looks into the death of Rex Fortescue, who was poisoned while drinking a cup of tea in his office at Consolidated Investments, and discovers a variety of associates and family members with motives, including a wife believed to have married Rex for his money

A Pocket Full of Rye. A Miss Marple Mystery. Chapter Twenty-Eight. The Agatha Christie Collection.

A Pocket Full of Rye. For Bruce Ingram who liked and published my first short stories. Chapter One. It was Miss Somers’s turn to make the tea.

A Pocket Full of Rye book. Uncovering a complex plot, Miss Marple unmasks the culprit. The seventh book in the Miss Marple series, 'A Pocket full of Rye' was originally published in 1953

A Pocket Full of Rye book. The seventh book in the Miss Marple series, 'A Pocket full of Rye' was originally published in 1953. Rex Fortescue is a ruthless business man with questionable practices. Accustomed to having a cup of tea at work, he falls ill quite suddenly and dies.

Miss Grosvenor sailed back with the tray held out in front other like a ritual offering.

A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie Chapter 1 It was Miss Somers's turn to make the tea. Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of the typists. She was no longer young and had a mild worried face like a sheep. Miss Grosvenor sailed back with the tray held out in front other like a ritual offering. Through the inner office and through the waiting-room, where the more important clients were allowed to sit, and through her own ante-room, and finally with a light tap on the door she entered the holy of holies, Mr Fortescue's office.

Book 7 of 13 in the Miss Marple Mysteries Series The king was in his counting house, counting out his money (Re. .

Book 7 of 13 in the Miss Marple Mysteries Series. Price The king was in his counting house, counting out his money (Rex Fortescue the first murder victim in this Christie novel is poisoned when he fatally partakes of his morning tea served to him by his secretary Miss Grosevenor).

Miss Marple takes a particular interest in the case when her former maid Gladys, now working in the Fortescue household, is also murdered. She soon learns that the elder Fortescue had received veiled threats for some time and that they might have something to do with a long ago business deal that made his initial fortune.

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 9, 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The book features her detective Miss Marple. Like several of Christie's novels (.

Agatha Christie's Marple (or simply Marple) is a British ITV television series loosely based on the books and short stories by British crime novelist Agatha Christie. The title character was played by Geraldine McEwan from the first to third series, until her retirement from the role, and by Julia McKenzie from the fourth series onwards.

A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery. A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sippingtea in his counting house when he sufferedan agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection,the pockets of the deceased were found to containtraces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmedMiss Marple’s suspicion that here she waslooking at a case of crime by rhyme. Thriller & Crime Fiction Historical Women Sleuths.

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Mightsinger
I listened to the audio book and it was wonderful. The narrator Rosalind was first class as she moved from male to female characters and used different accents without missing a beat. The story was good and the solution was, as usual for Ms Christie unexpected. My only complaint is that there could have been more of Ms. Marple although it was explained as to why she appeared a infrequently as she did. When she did appear she was the astute, self deprecating crime fight sleuth that we all love. This is a good book in the Ms. Marple series and I recommend it for anyone that likes a good murder mystery.
FLIDER
This is a review of the audio CD of Agatha Christie's sixth Miss Marple mystery novel. Although Dame Christie wrote far more books featuring her most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot, the story goes that she grew tired of the little Belgian and embraced the elderly spinster from St. Mary Mead. Careful readers of her work will notice that, in the later Poirot mysteries, he often does not appear until well into the book and/or he shares the stage with the delightful Ariadne Oliver, mystery novelist and "sort of" stand-in for Agatha Christie herself. The later Miss Marples tend to humanize her more and show her as a central figure. Listeners to this novel on CD have a special treat in that they get to listen to Joan Hickson, the finest portrayer of the character, read the book in all her dithery glory.

Before we see Miss Marple, we get to meet the loathsome members of Rex Fortescue's family at their odd estate, Yewtree Lodge. Fortescue is NOT old money; rather, he is a crass member of the nouveaux riche, married to a most inappropriate younger beauty, hated by one son and estranged from the other. Each family member is out for him or herself; even the servants in this household (perhaps the most interesting lot of servants of any of Christie's manor house mysteries) have their foibles and secrets. Very few characters in this menage are likable, but of course that makes for a wonderful mystery.

A series of murders occurs which loosely follow the Mother Goose rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." One of these murders hits close to home for Miss Marple, and she journeys to Yewtree Lodge, determined to seek justice for more personal reasons than usual. And in her own fluffy style, she succeeds in a case that baffles the police.

Miss Marple works intuitively, so don't expect the clueing to be as clever as it is in the Poirot books. But this book makes up for that with a tug at the heartstrings, and the final pages have some moments that are rather heartbreaking. The women characters in this novel are particularly diverse and enjoyable. Highly recommended and great fun!
Very Old Chap
We all grew up in our day memorizing such immortal Mother Goose poetic lines as":
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye,
four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...
The king was in his counting house, counting out his money (Rex Fortescue the first murder victim in this Christie novel is poisoned when he fatally partakes of his morning tea served to him by his secretary Miss Grosevenor).
The queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey, (the second murder victim is Adele Fortescue the young and sexy wife of Rex who dies when she likewise takes a cup of poison in her beverage whilst at home).
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes

When there came a little dickey bird and ripped off her nose (the third murder victim is the maid at home of the Fortescue family who is murdered while in the garden with a clothes pin stuck on her nose!
The story involves a cruel businessman and his dysfunctional family. The case is solved with brilliance by Jane Marple. This Christie novel was first published in 1954. It is a somewhat quiet and slowly told story but it kept my interest as Agatha Christie novels always do.

The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes
When there came a little dickey bird and nipped off her nose.
Zainn
Miss Jane Marple has many talents. In this case she shows a capacity to reflect and reconstruct acts retroactively. The plot is interesting. One has to think carefully to discover the murder. Agatha tells the story in a direct manner. Miss Marple comes in the scene in a politely way and gains the confidence of the persons involved. A good reading that shows some of Miss Marple's techniques.