A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer. Read A Pocket Full Of Rye book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified Agatha Christie (Author). out of 5 stars A Pocket Full of Rye. A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time.

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The different relationship angles in this story are fascinating. Although Miss Marple is always the one who finally finds the truths, too bad she’s not herself a real detective.

Searching his clothing, the police find one pocket full of rye, a fact not easily explained. Abney Hall became Agatha’s greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.

He had found out that the Blackbird Mine was valuable and wanted to inherit it, and so he met and romanced his scapegoat Gladys. A most interesting fact about my interpretation of detective books chrixtie that I’m not able to appreciate and rate with the consensus how good the outcome of an investigation is. And that’s what I see in the mention of tepid tea and limp biscuits.

I’m not sure the detective would have figured it out without her. The older son, Percival, tells the Inspector that his father was erratic and ruining pockeet business. OK, maybe Elaine Fortescue is just simply pathetic, but still unlikeable.

Accustomed to having a cup of tea at work, he falls ill quite suddenly and dies. The letter was waylaid in the post. The ending for me was a great surprise — a very witty and cleverly done business and I have to admit I suspected someone else all along. Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie He talked her into joining the Fortescue household and administering the poison in Rex’s morning marmalade, telling her that it was a truth drug and fabricating her a story about needing old Fortescue to tell the truth pocmet order to clear his name for something that he had been falsely accused of.

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The dangers of yew ingestion”. The setting of Yewtree Lodge is good and there are so many people who are viable suspects, Rex had two sons, a daughter, two daughters in laws and a general housekeeper that you are going to wonder if they are behind things or not. Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of typists.

But the cheque business- no.

Almost all female characters are regularly said to be tall. Despite remaining faithful to the novel, apart from giving the title as “A Pocketful of Rye”, the characters of Mrs MacKenzie, Gerald Wright and Elaine Fortescue did not make an appearance.

This was done really well. Feb 28, Sophie Hannah rated it liked it. Unfortunately, some of the films don’t adhere that closely to the book. In this regard Neele has a similar attitude to Craddock; open minded and having attention to details.

She quickly gets to know the members of the family and, of course, manages to unravel the reasons behind the murders. The way I see it, is that if the journey is good, and if there are startling revelations, and if I can put a face to a well depicted character, then the said book A most interesting fact about my interpretation of detective books is that I’m not able to appreciate and rate pockeg the consensus how good the outcome of an investigation is.

Miss Marple does her usual stuff to satisfaction: However, I did not remember the entire plot or the reason for the murder. This is a good Miss Marple mystery. However, if you are a Miss Marple christi, I have to disappoint you. Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie.

Where to turn in this seemingly impossible case? June – A Pocket Full of Rye.

A Pocket Full of Rye

Perhaps the author, having pitted Neele’s wits against Mary’s impassiveness, just had to make the Inspector put one over Mary Dove. I greatly enjoyed the way in which the plot unravelled and found the characters intriguing christje entertaning especially Miss Ramsbottom, the sister of Mr.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Miss Marple travels to the Fortescue home to offer information on the maid, Gladys Martin. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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I would have given it four stars, except that Miss Marple didn’t really as far as I can see have enough clues to lead her to the truth. She deliberately planted the word tall throughout her book. Then comes the death of the ‘queen in the parlour eating bread and honey.

Gladys Martin, the parlourmaid at Yewtree Lodge, poccket outside the house, having seen someone. The late Rex told his sister-in-law that Mackenzie had died from fever. Anyway, I’ll never imagine Miss Marple as taller than average, because she was old and she must have shrunk somewhat. Of chriatie, there was the old Blackbird Mine scandal, which could have motivated revenge.

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He is allowed one generous, clever deduction, and that was the blackmail of Jennifer Fortescue by Mary Dove. Many people swear by the cleverness of the murderer’s alibi. It was such a cruel, contemptuous gesture.

Still, a good, sour read.

A Pocket Full of Rye Summary

First Lady of Crime. Contents [ show ]. In addition, it was not his afternoon tea that poisoned him but something that he had eaten at breakfast that contained taxine, a derivative of yew.