A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie [1964 PAPERBACK]

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A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie [MISS MARPLE #4]


Vintage paperback in very good reading condition.  

Cover has some discoloration / corner creases.  Binding is tight and pages read perfectly.   Corners are clipped on last 1/4 of the book [see last photo]

"A Murder is Announced" is a staple of crime fiction and often considered as the best of the Miss Marple novels. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple who is staying nearby, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ Is this a childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

The novel was promoted on both sides of the Atlantic as Agatha Christie's 50th book and published in 1950 by William Collins.