The Body in the Library (Paperback)
Its seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature--Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple--and author of "The Mousetrap", the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre. Christie was born in Torquay, Devon in 1890. She died in 1976 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
“Agatha Christie has made it awfully hard for the rest of us, because whenever we think of a clever twist—she’s already done it.”
-Elizabeth Peters, New York Times bestselling author of the Amelia Peabody novels
“Genuine old-crusted Christie.”
“Professional detectives are no match for elderly spinsters… it is hard not to be impressed.”
-Times Literary Supplement (London)
“One of the most ingeniously contrived of all her murder stories.”