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The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (Miss Marple)
The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (Miss Marple) | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie’s audacious murder mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was an enjoyable reread! A hint of the truth started coming to me from previous reads, but it was still a very satisfying denouement.

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A re-read that was just as satisfying as the first. Comparing this to the 1980 film and the French adaptation (Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie, β€œLe miroir se brisaβ€œ), I found the adaptations did a great job of streamlining some of the characters while retaining the essence of the story. Possibly my second-favourite Marple.

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Watched the 1980 adaptation of The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side today. BF marvelled at the all-star cast. Elizabeth Taylor! Rock Hudson! Kim Novak! Angela Lansbury! Tony Curtis! Geraldine Chaplin! I thought this was a solid adaptation. Lansbury did seem a bit young as Marple, in comparison to, say, Joan Hickson, but I thought she did well πŸ™‚

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BriannaT
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Nothing beats a rainy day, warm blanket, and good book! I love how this book references β€œThe Lady of Shallot” by Tennyson.

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#30JuneBooks : #OldFavorite
Agatha Christie is definitely one of them. I‘ve binge read them during my high school and college years, sadly I didn‘t have any of those books back in the days as I mainly borrowed them from my library but these are two of them from 2nd hand stores, love this edition. I need a reread soon tho since I‘ve forgotten most of the plotsπŸ˜…

#AgathaChristie #Murder #Mystery #bibliophile

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Freespirit My old favourites tooπŸ’• 7mo
BooknerdsLife @erzascarletbookgasm @Freespirit πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’– 7mo
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rretzler @erzascarletbookgasm @freespirit @BooknerdsLife πŸ’• Mine as well. I‘m happy to say that I have paperback copies of all of her novels and most of the short story collections. I had some great covers that I had collected in elementary and middle school, but my mom threw them away when I went to college, so I had to start the collection over again. 🀣 Definitely comfort reads for me. 7mo
rretzler I tried an Agatha Christie quiz in QuizUp awhile ago and I couldn‘t recall many details either. I also probably need a reread at some point but it would take a long time! 🀣 7mo
Freespirit I think @rretzler my retirement plan will be to read them all again😍 7mo
rretzler @Freespirit Sounds like a good plan! There are so many books that I want to reread, yet my stack of books I want to read grows exponentially! I‘m sure everyone on Litsy knows the feeling! 7mo
BooknerdsLife @rretzler @Freespirit Hahaaa That‘s a perfect plan πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ One I‘ll be looking forward to πŸ€—πŸ˜ It would be like reading a new book all over again since I‘ve forgotten most of the plots 🀣 7mo
BooknerdsLife @rretzler OMG Same! My mom had thrown away all the books I‘ve collected during my earlier years when I was in College! I‘m still sad about it and have been trying to collect them very very slowly ...have gotten some newer ones for my daughter & I‘ve vowed to never do the same thing to my daughter‘s books! πŸ˜† 7mo
rretzler I‘m the same way...I‘ve learned from my mother‘s mistakes. I buy both of my sons their own copies of books they want, so we do have 3+ copies of some books in our house now. And when they are ready to leave our house, the books will go with them! 🀣 7mo
BooknerdsLife @rretzler OH! You‘re smart!πŸ˜†πŸ‘πŸΌ I haven‘t thought about getting each of us a copy lol Now who will get the books when she moves out? πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚ I do have multiple editions of some Classics books...I guess she can pick from those πŸ˜„ 7mo
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Orange books for the rainbow Instagram challenge!

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introvertedbooks I liked this one but sadly watched the movie before reading so I was able to predict everything. Learned the hard way to not do that with her! 12mo
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Well I leaned something new today. Hummmmm

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emtobiasz
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Finished this last night, with Olive‘s help. Nice, twisty mystery, though the solution to the murder came at the very last minute. I‘m realizing I prefer these Miss Marple books on audio, so it‘s good that I have the next one checked out that way.

UwannaPublishme I need this on my TBR. I remember loving the 80s movie with a cast of greats like Liz Taylor, Kim Hunter, Angela Lansbury, Rock Hudson... 14mo
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Morning reading. This is my second-to-last Marple in my current series read.

BiblioLitten I quite like the cover! Very vintageπŸ’œ 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» 1y
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorite Christie novels ❀️ 1y
BooknerdsLife One of my favorite Christie too πŸ˜ƒ 1y
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Andrew65 @NeedsMoreBooks @BooknerdsLife Devinitely one of her classics. (edited) 1y
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Andrew65 Some lateral thinking. @vkois88 (edited) 1y
BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 there are so many good ones! You made me want to reread them all πŸ˜„ 1y
Andrew65 @BooknerdsLife πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ‘ My job here is done. πŸ˜‚ 1y
BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 🀣🀣 Thank you! 1y
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Loving this book so far! ❀️

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BarbaraJean
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Another highly enjoyable Miss Marple mystery. I loved Miss Marple‘s interactions with the various characters in this oneβ€”from her frustration with her live-in helper Miss Knight, to her conversations with the doctor (who prescribes her a bit of murder) and Inspector Craddock. As usual, I didn‘t quite have it figured out until all was revealed, but at least I was on the right track with my guesses!

CGKOENS Not a huge fan of Miss Marple, but I LOVE Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot!! 1y
BarbaraJean @CGKOENS I haven‘t gotten to many of the Poirot books yet, but have really enjoyed the ones I have read! I‘ve been listening to Agatha Christie on audiobook, and the Miss Marples are much more readily available at my library. Once I‘ve made my way through Marple, I‘ll have to start in on print versions of Poirot! 1y
jillrhudy Who‘s the reader for this audio? Is she or he good? 1y
BarbaraJean This one is Emilia Foxβ€”she‘s narrated most of the Miss Marples I‘ve listened to, and she‘s pretty good! 1y
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I finished this one today - I vaguely remembered the motive for the original crime, but I actually had forgotten about the two additional murders. Guess this is what happens when you go 20ish years between reads. πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed it, except for a couple of racial slurs (against Italians). Christie‘s writing is usually so great, but occasional flaws do show through. #jesshowreads2018

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KathyWheeler
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I liked this one much better than They Do It With Mirrors.

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KCorter
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A little over halfway through the year and I've broken 100 books! Thank goodness for audiobooks. I can't seem to find a quiet moment to read paper books anymore. I have to rely on listening to audiobooks while doing chores. I highly recommend the Agatha Christie books narrated by Emilia Fox and Richard E. Grant. Of course I can't forget Dan Stevens as well. 😍

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Now reading "The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side" after having seen the movie a bazillion times (Elizabeth Taylor and Angela Lansbury). The movie is quite different from the book but it's still a brilliant movie! Among my top 5 favorites. Not entirely faithful to the book but that is completely forgiven!

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This book was an okay read. I didn‘t really see a whole lot of Miss Marple as I thought I would. The plot line of it was an interesting idea. It just wasn‘t how I thought it would be. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #TheMirrorCrackdFromSideToSide #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #book #books #bookart #bookartist #bookaddict #bookaddicts #bookaddiction #bookaholic #bookaholics #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfie #shelfie #bookstack #stack #bookstore #bookshop #bookshopper πŸ’™πŸ’™

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brennahawleycraig
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Friday night read until the cold medicine knocks me out. Back to the master. #agathachristie #murdermystery

jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xxx 2y
brennahawleycraig @jfalkens thanks! ❀️ something is definitely going around 2y
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here we go! #24in48

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Verity
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The many faces of Inspector Slack: Mirror Crack'd edition. He's Superintendent by this adaptation - which is one of the Joan Hicksons that I don't rewatch as much. I came back to it this time to see if I like it any more with distance (I don't, it still makes me so sad). Anyway, my favourite is the bottom one: incredulity (on learning Craddock is Miss Marple's nephew). #murdermystery #agathachristie #tvadaptation

batsy You make me want to re-watch this! I do find that I love Joan Hickson in the role the most, though (I feel bad picking a fav but there it is.) 3y
Verity @batsy Hickson is my favourite Miss M by miles. The only difficulty is chiding which episode is my favourite! 3y
batsy @Verity She's just brilliant, isn't she 3y
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A (scary) eye on the cover for today's #maybookflowers prompt.

Dragon These older Christies have kind of creepy covers. πŸ˜€ 3y
rabbitprincess @Dragon Yeah, Fontana specializes in the creepy/bizarre covers (and I love 'em for it). 3y
Dragon I have a shelf of them πŸ˜‚ 3y
EloisaJames Scary!! 3y
rabbitprincess @Dragon My mum and grandma have collected a lot of them too (I get their duplicates). @EloisaJames It is! I might have to cover it in paper when I reread it 😱 3y
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Using Scribd for the first time. I like it. Other than Overdrive, what apps do you guys use for Audiobooks? I'm also enjoying that my British Women Novelist professor assigned Agatha Christie. My favorite author!! #missmarple #englishmajor #scribd #audiobooks

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Day 6 #publishedinthe1960s #aprilbookshowers While this omnibus wasn't printed until the 1980s, the lead story was first published in 1962. And these past weeks I have been relating very well to the title and the poem from whence it came.

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KCorter
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It would appear that Miss Marple chose my next book for me! "A High Wind in Jamaica" has been on my TBR for several years now, so it just moved up to the next spot.

I try to follow the threads each story lays out, and watch those threads weave together to create an intricate picture of human nature. My yearly reading choices become interconnected in my memory, and I tend to recall life events by what I was reading at the time.

#LiteraryLife

LeahBergen It's a book I've been meaning to get to for years, as well. 😬 3y
Dragon Great idea ! 3y
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"Children, Miss Marple reflected gratefully, never changed."

While I wait for the next Flavia book to arrive, I decided to become reintroduced to the first spunky lady detective to steal my heart. I was enchanted with Miss Marple as a middle schooler, and read almost every Agatha Christie book in the local library. Middle school was a long time ago though... so it's time to read them again!

KCorter I have three beautiful collections of Christie on my bookshelves begging to be read, so it's time to make good on my #ReadMyBookshelf and #RereadaChildhoodFavorite #bookishnewyearresolutions. 3y
KCorter Since the title was based on "The Lady of Shalott", I figured I might as well get around to reading the poem. Especially if I plan to read Anne of Green Gables this year. How have I gone this long without reading more than excerpts of Tennyson?! The poem was lovely, and I am so glad I rented an entire collection! 3y
Gina My favorite has always been Ten Little Indians 3y
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KCorter @Gina That is a great one! I'll have to add it to my list of rereads. I am biased toward her short stories, but that's probably because I read that collection countless times. 3y
Gina @KCorter I read every Agatha Christie book I could get my hands on in high school. I was/am so in love with her. Did you know she disappeared for a while and they found her later at some hotel confused as to who she was. I read about it years ago so I don't remember details but check it out. 3y
KCorter @Gina Me too! Agatha Christie is perfection. I'll have to research that. There is a Doctor Who episode based on that account, actually. As a fellow Christie fan, you'll probably enjoy it! "The Unicorn and the Wasp", season 4, episode 7, released 2008. 3y
Gina @KCorter NO WAY I am a total DR. WHO fangirl! SWEET! You Rock! 3y
KCorter @Gina I KNEW IT! hahaha. We Whovians can recognize each other through all time and space. 3y
Gina @KCorter I know right! I have a Dr. WHO key cain I sport and I love it so! 3y
KCorter @Gina Show that pride! I got a TARDIS wallet for my birthday because it is...*wait for it*... bigger on the inside. 3y
Gina @KCorter THAT IS FANTASTIC! HAHAHAHAHA 3y
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One of Miss Marples most tricky cases & one of her last as well. First published in 1962, this is Dame Agatha shining at her best once again. I love the imagery that she conjures up with Lord Tennysons magnificent poem, The Lady Of Shalott "Out flew the web and floated wide, The mirror crack'd from side to side, 'The curse has come upon me' cried, The Lady of Shalott. Do yourself a favour & read the whole poem. Loved this book & love the poem.

KtheBookwyrm I always read that poem in Anne's voice, from the opening of Kevin Sullivan's Anne of green gables 3y
Dragon Great choice! Love ❀️ Miss Marple πŸ‘ 3y
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My Saturday afternoon, Christie & Coffee. Perfect!β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ #christiescrimeclub

Robothugs Ohh I like that cover. I'd be guilty of a purchase due to awesome cover. πŸ™ˆ 3y
Linsy For a second, I thought that was actually cracked glass. Awesome cover! 3y
Lizpixie @Robothugs @Linsy I love these editions of Dame Agatha, I'm collecting these & the Crime Collection Trilogies when I can find them in 2ndhand stores. #dameagathaappreciation 3y
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BeththeBookDragon ❀️ 3y
LauraBrook Love this!!! πŸ’– 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! I loved reading this one! 3y
Dragon Have you seen the movie with Liz Taylor? 3y
Lizpixie Oh yeah, I have it on DVD. She does a wonderful job as Marina and Rock Hudson as her husband. Not too fond of Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple thoughπŸ€” @Dragon (edited) 3y
GlitteryOtters Sounds like a fantastic weekend! πŸ‘πŸ‘ 3y
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Fun as always. By sheer coincidence, my last Christie was Murder at the Vicarage, the first Miss Marple novel. With 30 years passed, Miss Marple is just as sharp, but Christie's writing has matured a lot - more nuanced, effortless, she spends more time on human character and amusing detail - while perfecting the art of misdirection. It was a pleasure to see Miss Marple unraveling the mystery with pure logic. 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

[DELETED] 2232195534 Love Miss Marple! She's amazing and intuitive. Wouldn't want to try to fool her. Not at all. πŸ˜‰ 3y
LauraBrook I agree wholeheartedly with @kaysreadinglife , Miss Marple is wonderful! And I think Joan Hickson is the best Marple ever! πŸ’™ 3y
SusanInTiburon @LauraBrook I agree, Joan Hickson is my favorite! 3y
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KarenUK I like Geraldine McEwan too :) 3y
Dragon Miss Marple rules! I read an anecdote that Agatha Christie knew Joan Hickson and wrote Miss Marple with her in mind 3y
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Waiting for the marching band my daughter is in - and prepared for bad football.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Oh, but you have a great AC book! One of my favorites! πŸ˜€ 3y
SusanInTiburon I enjoy watching bad football because I can actually see the plays develop. Pro football is too damn fast for me. 3y
Gezemice @SusanInTiburon Trust me - You really don't want to watch dropped passes, missed tackles, penalties, and your kids high school getting kicked in the ass. The Marching band rocks, though! They had the college band, the Marching Illini visiting - and they are one of the top five in the country. They were anazing! 3y
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Gezemice @kaysreadinglife Just started it but love it already. I only read early Christie - this one is so much more polished! 3y
readinginthedark Is it bad to say I prefer bad football? It reminds me of high school, because my football team literally lost every home game my freshman through junior years. I'm not a big football fan anyway, so I guess that's why I don't mind. As long as no one's seriously hurt. 3y
Gezemice @readinginthedark My daughter's high school team is so bad, they literally lose every game... by like 40+ points. We left after the half time show... 3y
readinginthedark @Gezemice Oh, we always had to stay with the marching band for the whole game to do special cheers. Sorry it wasn't fun for you guys. πŸ˜• 3y
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