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The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple Detective novel) . Agatha Christie . UB5101

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The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple Detective novel)

Agatha Christie

First published : 1962

 

Used book , but looks almost new , no damage.

Pages: 256

Paper back edition

Delivery : 7 to 14 working days (Delivery inside India only)

 

Miss Marple is a fictional character in Agatha Christie’s crime novels and short stories. Jane Marple lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and acts as an amateur consulting detective.

 

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

Jane Marple falls while walking in St. Mary Mead. She is helped by Heather Badcock, who brings her into her own home to rest. Over a cup of tea, Mrs Badcock tells Miss Marple how she once met the American actress Marina Gregg, who recently moved into the area and bought Gossington Hall from Miss Marple’s friend Dolly Bantry.

Marina and her latest husband, film producer Jason Rudd, host a fête in honour of St John Ambulance. Guests include Mrs Bantry, actress Lola Brewster, Marina’s friend Ardwyck Fenn, and Mrs Badcock with her husband Arthur. Heather Badcock corners Marina and launches into a long story about how they met years ago while Marina was visiting Bermuda, where Heather Badcock worked at the time. Heather had been ill, but being such big fan of Marina’s she left her sickbed to meet her favourite star and get her autograph. Mrs Bantry, standing nearby, notices a strange look cross Marina’s face during Mrs Badcock’s monologue. A short while later, Mrs Badcock collapses and dies.

When Mrs Bantry recounts the events to Miss Marple she uses lines from the poem “The Lady of Shalott” (in which a curse falls upon the heroine of the poem) to describe the look she observed on Marina Gregg’s face.

 

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