A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer. Read A Pocket Full Of Rye book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified Agatha Christie (Author). out of 5 stars A Pocket Full of Rye. A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time.

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And I did, to some extent.

Rex Fortescue is the equal to Aristide Leonides; they are shrewd businessmen whose descendants would benefit from their death. Trivia About A Pocket Full of And that’s what I see in the mention of tepid tea and limp biscuits.

I can’t say that I liked this story a lot, and I can’t even put my finger fulo why this is. Agatha Christie is chridtie best-selling author of all time. The king was in his counting house, counting out his money, The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey.

Despite these middling things, I had great fun reading this mystery. And forget not chrsitie domestic staff, for dangers are lurking over them as well. One impossible explanation that occurred to me was that the author somehow had the word ringing in her brain, and wrote the entire book in one sitting.


There is something edgy and sinister about A Pocket Full of Rye. Retrieved from ” https: He has been pronounced died from poison.

A Pocket Full of Rye

That jar was tossed in the yard and found by police. I wish the two had met in the course of their profession!

Nevertheless, I recommend it. View all 5 comments. Like several of Christie’s novels e. Moving on, I’d like to say that this Inspector Neele person is a super Lestrade. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Really liked the book but wanted to ask The local library has a beautiful collection of Christie books so I am able to indulge my current reading project of finishing Miss Marple in order and then Poirot – a muc Unbelievable- I found a Miss Marple I don’t recall reading!

The late Rex told his sister-in-law that Mackenzie had died from fever.

Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: This book is a crime by rhyme and it was done masterfully. Add cover to copy details I have just added 4 17 Sep 29, The king was in his counting house, Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlour, Eating bread and honey.

Jul 13, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore rated it really liked it Shelves: Mary Mead for Baydon Heath in the outer part of London. She knew her mother’s vengeance lesson was wrong. This was done really well. This was another enjoyable Marple mystery, with plenty of secrets even if not as many plot off as some others.


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Refresh and try again. As anybody who reads the Miss Marple books knows, she often trains young housemaids, so they can go into service. I know she’s a genius about human nature, but I’d have liked a couple of more concrete clues to set her on the right Loved this – brilliantly surprising ending, and one of those ideal Christie solutions where everything turns on its head at the end and all the same facts suddenly look completely different.

Glad I chose this one. Like several of Christie’s novels e. Yes, it irks the gentle elderly woman and she expresses it well to the Chief-Inspector Neele. Miss Marple travels to the Fortescue home to offer information on the maid, Gladys Martin.

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He murdered his stepmother because she inherited a large amount of cash, but only if she lived thirty days after her husband. But how well she nearly always writes, the dear decadent old death-trafficker; they ought s make her a Dame or a D. The arilthe fleshy part of the berry, is the only part of the yew that is non-toxic.