The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, Bk 1)
The Murder at the Vicarage - Miss Marple, Bk 1 Author:Agatha Christie Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie's unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot ... more »through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.« less
A really funny introduction to one of the most unique amateur detectives in the entire mystery genre. Miss Marple has spawned numerous copycats, none of whom quite match her cheerful revelation of her neighbors' most intimate (and dirty) secrets. A must-read.