Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Sleeping Murder
Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case | Agatha Christie
Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a perfect crime committed many years before.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
Julsmarshall
post image
Pickpick

I liked this one quite a bit! Fast moving, solid mystery (though I did guess it pretty early on), and great characters. How did she come up with so many unique perspectives? Happy New Year‘s Eve! I‘m getting one last book or 2 in, going for a black out #BooskpinBingo card! @TheAromaofBooks #Winter Readathon @Andrea_booknerd_Jones

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
47 likes1 comment
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image

She paused and said softly, “Poor lovely Helen, who died young . . . You know, Giles, she isn‘t there anymore—in the house—in the hall. I could feel that yesterday before we left. There‘s just the house. And the house is fond of us. We can go back if we like. . . .”
#SleepingMurder #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #Classics #Fiction #Romance #Crime 💟💟💟💟

22 likes1 stack add
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
27 likes1 stack add
review
Libby1
post image
Pickpick

My first review for a while! Hello, everyone!

I love this 80s-tastic cover.

I‘ve become a decided Marple Devotee. Her gentleness, strength, wit, courage, and kindness are all on display in this, her final appearance.

LeahBergen Hello! 👋🏻 I love Miss Marple (and read all of her mysteries in my teens 😆). 3y
Libby1 Hello, @LeahBergen ! Good to see you again. I‘ve read much more Poirot than Marple and I think I need to remedy this. 3y
AlaMich Has she been stabbed in the head by the knitting needles? I‘m confused...🤔😉 3y
See All 12 Comments
Libby1 @AlaMich - that‘s what I thought, too! It‘s just meant to be an artsy montage, I think. I don‘t want to give out any spoilers! 3y
JennyM 👋 lovely to see you back 😘 3y
Libby1 Hi, @JennyM ! Thanks so much. It‘s lovely to see you, too. It does my heart good. 💜 3y
batsy I love that 80s-tastic cover, too! 3y
Libby1 Hi, @batsy ! 👋 3y
andrew61 Wow what a great cover 3y
Libby1 @andrew61 - I KNOW! I hope you‘re well. 3y
andrew61 @Libby1 yes thanks,great to see you back ☺ 3y
Libby1 @andrew61 - thanks! 😊 3y
61 likes1 stack add12 comments
review
BookishMe
post image
Pickpick

Completed the last novel in #ReadingMM (sigh, denial it's end ;o)

After reading her mysteries, I feel Miss Marple has led me through evils of people in her time. Plots have become predictable despite the twists.
3 & half ⭐⭐⭐ for this

Nonetheless, the company of Miss Marple makes her books a WIN for me. Will move on to the various short stories with the 'old pussy'

Still on track to finish 3 books for #NutsinMay just not the planned titles 😉

blurb
BookishMe
post image

#ThoughtfulThursday
thanks @JoScho for tagging
Staycation to celebrate daughter's 21st last month was cancelled (her diploma grad as well) we kept changing birthday plans as situation was not improving then.

A Rescheduled concert

Shopping trips across Causeway poof'd as neighbouring country closed that border & here we were advised against non-essential travel.

📚 Tagged for #NutsinMay tho it wasn't on initial list😉

🍫 Enjoyed almond choc

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😊 3y
JoScho 💗💗💗 3y
34 likes2 comments
blurb
BookishMe
post image

Was looking up titles for #ReadYourSign when a #currentRead for #ReadingMM turned up (prompt - published in the year I was born ;)
Some great titles were published that year!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_literature

Incidentally that's the year Dame Christie passed away. That book was published posthumously, some 30 years after she had written it

review
Aaronlisa
post image
Pickpick

I read this between April 26 & 39 and rated it 4.5 ⭐️. I have not been to keen on Miss Marple, largely because in the 2 or 3 stories, I‘ve read featuring her, she really does little to solve the crime and she didn‘t seem to be the feisty lady detective I was lead to believe she was. In this book, she is very active & feisty. This is one of my favourite Christie novels.

BookishMe Not sure if you have read 4 50 from Paddington or Nemesis. She appears throughout those stories and I like them better, for her constant presence ;D 3y
Aaronlisa @BookishMe no I have not yet. I had been reading the books in order until this year when I decided to participate in the readathon that the official Christie website hosts. I will be sure to check those two out. Thanks 3y
BookishMe You're reading all the Agatha Christie books in order? I only attempted the Miss Marple series as I found myself enjoying her stories more #ReadingMM 3y
See All 6 Comments
Aaronlisa @BookishMe I was trying to do it but it was hard. Then I discovered that Agatha Christie‘s website was doing a challenge this year to read 12 of her books fitting a theme and there is quite a bit of flexibility with the books. I am glad I did because I had kind of written off Miss Marple but this book was really good. 3y
BookishMe 👍🏽 👍🏽 Glad you enjoyed it ;D 3y
11 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
Julia Harris
post image

Genres: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction
Start: April 13th,2020
End: April 27th,2020
Why: looked interesting
Summary: Gwenda moved into a new home, odd things started to happen. Her best efforts to modernise the house, she succeeded in dredging up the past. Worse, she felt an crazy sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. Gwenda turns to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. can they solve a crime committed many years before?

72 likes3 stack adds
review
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
post image
Pickpick

This is my favourite Agatha Christie I've read so far! I loved the young couple Gwenda and Giles (the name of course reminded me of Buffy) and the course of the story was very twisty. I liked how it started out as a potential haunted house story and then veered into a cold murder case where the villain turned out to be a slut-shaming patriarch. Also, I think I am getting better at following the clues, because I guessed (correctly!) the murderer!

39 likes2 stack adds
blurb
umbrellagirl
post image

Last Miss Marple novel ✅
#myyearwithagatha

BookishMe 😔😔 I am not looking forward to this when I am done with #ReadingMM 3y
umbrellagirl @BookishMe This was a reread for me but I have many Poirot novels left. My goal is to finish all of the AC books this year. 3y
BookishMe @umbrellagirl have fun achieving the goal 👍🏽👍🏽 Have you completed the Ťommy and Tuppence stories? I used to read Poirot more when younger. Sometime last year, I realised I enjoyed reading Miss Marple mysteries more and decided to read her stories in order. Not going to enjoy completing MM series ;o 3y
BookishMe Rereads remain equally enjoyable! I reread this while going through the Miss Marple titles 3y
59 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
Jen2
post image
Pickpick

Always love these stories!!

Freespirit Love them! 3y
Geenie 💖 Miss Marple 3y
94 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BriannaT
post image
Pickpick

This was Miss Marple‘s last case. I kind of guessed who the killer was, but I have to admit, I loved the way it was written - the descriptions, dialogue, and suspense show a lot of growth from Ms. Marple‘s first case.

10 likes1 stack add
review
Runner5ive
post image
Pickpick

Finished all the Miss Marple books. Not a bad book, could make a good movie if done well. I'm hopeless at guessing whodunnit. I love reading them but I can never guess them.

quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
13 likes1 stack add
blurb
rretzler
post image

Book - tagged. Movie - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (also a book by Raymond Chandler). Song - No Sleep Til Brooklyn - The Beastie Boys. #manicmonday

SW-T Love that song 💕 4y
rretzler @SW-T 😁 4y
JoScho 💜😴💜 4y
45 likes3 comments
review
BarbaraJean
post image
Pickpick

“It really is very dangerous to believe people. I never have for years.” Sage—if pessimistic—advice from Miss Marple in this, her last case. Miss Marple isn‘t as central to the action here, but she certainly helps guide our protagonists in the right direction. I enjoyed her advice and little nudges along the way, as well as the much more positive portrayal of women in this one. And I had suspicions of the murderer early on, but then I got misled!

BarbaraJean Oh! I forgot to tag this with #SeriesRead for @TheSpineView ‘s Challenge! Only one more Miss Marple to read—I have to circle back to this one still: 4y
54 likes2 comments
blurb
lover.of.the.classics
post image

A thrift shop treasure this time!

MaGoose I read this eons ago. Need to reread I guess. 4y
92 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
review
VioletMoonBooks
post image
Pickpick

As always Agatha Christie does not disappoint. The twist and turns and of course the unexpected ending, are the classic trademarks of an Agatha Christie novel. This is now one of my favorite novels written by her. I was so excited when I finished it. I‘m so excited for my next read. #SleepingMurder #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #Mystery #Fiction #Crime #Classics 💘💘💘💘💘

blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
review
justagirlhighonbooks
Pickpick

This was the 2nd book by Agatha Christie I read, only after And Then There Were None and I have to say that I was a "little" disappointed. Like the name suggests, it was about a sleeping murder, i.e., a murder that happened 18 years ago. But was that really a murder? Or was there nothing to investigate at all? Aah, you can read it out but I guess the other Christie novels would be better.?

blurb
murder.she.read
post image

"It's very dangerous to believe people, I haven't for years." -Agatha Christie, Sleeping Murder

review
emtobiasz
post image
Pickpick

This was a good one. A wife buys and moves into a house on the coast, only to realize she lived there as a child— and witnessed a murder there that no one else remembered. Is it worth raking up the past to find the truth?

I‘ve finished my Miss Marple reread... now what am I going to do with my life???

Andrew65 Start again 😂 4y
57 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Librarybelle
post image

#SleepingMyDayAway sounds really good right now - I‘m stressed to the max and have had only pockets of time for reading! - but the sleeping Christie alludes to in the title is not the type of sleeping I have in mind. #SeptemberDanes

Cinfhen Sorry you are feeling stressed 😩 I know that feeling😪hope the weekend is relaxing 4y
Kalalalatja Oh no! Take care of yourself 💕 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you have better days over the weekend 💕 4y
98 likes5 comments
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
review
ReadingsByTheC
post image
Pickpick

Another solid Miss Marple. This time she helps a woman who's seeing visions of murder in her recently purchased home. Should she delve into the past of her house or should she let sleeping murder lie? Even though this was published last and is called Miss Marple's Last Case, I feel like it was earlier in the timeline. I would consider Nemesis to be the real Last Case. I have now read all of the Marple novels.. I am going to miss her.

blurb
MaleficentBookDragon
post image

This is one crazy ass cover.

Tamra Agreed 4y
merelybookish Yep! 😲 4y
mrsh62010 😍 4y
See All 10 Comments
KrystleTheBookSlayer I would buy this book just for the cover alone...I'm not sure what that says about me! 😂 4y
Avanders 👆🏽👆🏽 me too!! ETA: I bought a copy on thriftbooks w my free credit 👏🏽👏🏽 (edited) 4y
MStew 😍 4y
Tonton Yikes! Psychedelico! 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @KrystleTheBookSlayer @Avanders That's why I bought it; for the cover! I already have another copy if this one but the cover grabbed me. Plus, it was only 50 cents. 4y
Avanders Sold! (I only paid $.99 for shipping so I'm pretty happy too 😁) 4y
rabbitprincess The Fontana covers are pretty trippy! The one for A Holiday for Murder is even more bananas. 4y
88 likes10 comments
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
Dragon Love 💕 Agatha Christie‘s books! 5y
14 likes1 comment
blurb
amb
post image

1. Fabletics has paper tags that rival rite aid receipts but they make the best bookmarks
2. A Pocketful of Sunshine (Bing Crosby biography)
3. Leftovers
4. I like seeing everyone's #readharder choices
5. Agatha Christie's Sleeping Murder

#humpdaypost @MinDea

blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
review
Brie
post image
Pickpick

Another murder case that happened years earlier, this case requires some suspension of belief but the concept of recovered memories is interesting. A woman moves into a new house and realizes she‘s lived there before, with her father and stepmother who mysteriously disappeared.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Sounds awesome 5y
Nute That sounds really good. Maybe that will be my next Agatha Christie book. 5y
66 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Amie
post image
Pickpick

I've now read all the Miss Marple books!

DivineDiana 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
quirkyreader Yea!!! 5y
robinb Congrats! 🍾 5y
48 likes3 comments
review
Jaimelire
post image
Pickpick

Another glorious Agatha Christie book 😍 She truly is the queen of mystery.

Rachbb3 👍🏼👍🏼 6y
33 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Jaimelire
post image

Best kind of morning! Have a great weekend everyone. 😀

review
Rachbb3
post image
Pickpick

Finished this one up on vacation. Miss Marple's last case. A young couple engages Miss Marple's help in solving an old murder case.

laurenanalepa One of my favorites! 6y
Jaimelire Just reading it right now. I like it 6y
94 likes3 stack adds2 comments