How do you review short stories without giving the plot away?
How do you review short stories that are in tribute to the greatest crime writer of our timer?
I am not sure to the answer to either of these questions, so please excuse what could be called a pitiful review.
The aim of this collection of 12 short stories is to introduce a whole new generation to the wonderful little old lady, Miss Marple. If you have never heard of her, quite frankly where have you been! The original creation by Agatha Christie featured in a limited amount of novels and short stories unlike her other protagonist Hercule Poirot.
The other aim is, for those that do know Miss Marple, we have just got another glorious 12 stories to indulge our passion for all this St Mary Mead, village gossip, tweed skirts and afternoon tea with a good dollop of murder in.
I devoured each story and think actually that I will devour them again. Some were better than others, some you could tell were not the original author and without a doubt some you couldn’t tell. Of the authors of each, 12 women, I only recognised a few and read even less of those. All to be rectified having now read this collection.
The perfect collection of stories and has made me want to devour even more of the wily old spinster lady, knitting and observing every aspect of human nature in such a glorious way.
Many thanks to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
Marple: Twelve New Stories is out now.
2 thoughts on “Marple: Twelve New Stories – Various Authors.”
Oh I like the sound of this!!
It’s great, I think it deserves a second read