4:50 From Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries #7) (Paperback)
“The great mistress of the last-minute switch is at it again. . . . Even the experts have given up any attempts to out-guess Miss Christie.” —The New Yorker
In this beloved classic from the Queen of Mystery, now with a new beautiful series look, a woman witnesses a murder while peering through the window of one train into another train passing . . . and only Miss Marple believes her story
For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. She watched on as the body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs. McGillicuddy’s friend Jane Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there are no other witnesses, no suspects, and no case. How could there be, with no corpse and no one missing?
Miss Marple asks her highly efficient and intelligent young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow to infiltrate the Crackenthorpe family, who seem to be at the heart of this mystery, and help unmask a murderer.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976, after a prolific career spanning six decades.
“Of all Christie’s detectives, it’s Jane Marple who best understood what can drive ordinary people to the extraordinary act of taking a life.” — S. J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author
“The great mistress of the last-minute switch is at it again…. Even the experts have given up any attempts to out-guess Miss Christie.” — New Yorker
“Precisely what one expects: the most delicious bamboozling possible in a babble of bright talk and a comprehensive bristle of suspicion all adeptly managed to keep you much too alert elsewhere to see the neat succession of clues that catch a murderer we never so much as thought of.” — New York Herald Tribune
“A model detective story, there is never a dull moment.” — The Times (London)
“The suspense is agonizing.” — Daily Mail (London)