A Pocket Full Of Rye

A Pocket Full Of Rye

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The shocking thing about Rex Fortescués murder was that the contemptible tycoon wasnt knocked off sooner. But when two less deserving souls fall victim to the killer, Miss Jane Marple is engaged to detect. The only link appears to be buried in a not-so-innocent verse. So whats the rhyme and reason behind the playful hint? The answer draws the shrewd sleuth into the heart of a family secret--and an increasingly menacing game thats anything but childs play.
ISBN: 9780006131595
000613159X

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ArapahoeSarahD Oct 29, 2017

Rex Fortescue is murdered after his morning tea. From what the inspectors find, no one seemed to like the guy. Who had the best motive for murder? Wait, more people are killed? Is it the same killer or a copycat? Will Miss Marple solve the mystery before more lives are lost?

Kereesa Nov 28, 2015

Meh. Great writing, but not a stellar mystery.

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Bearskito
Jun 23, 2014

Not quite as good as And Then There Were None, but A Pocket Full Of Rye was still a good mystery novel. The setup was good, although I didn't find the ending that satisfying. My only real complaint is that for it has Miss Marple's name on it, so I was expecting her to be a main character. She doesn't appear until nearly halfway though, and then she's only a supporting character to Inspector Neele, the real main character. Overall it was a good book. I'ts worth reading if you enjoy mystery stories.

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Feb 08, 2011

I don't remember reading this book before, and I was so caught up in the story that I forgot to pay attention to who was the least likely culprit, who, in her books, is always the one "whodunnit". I like to see how early in the story I can figure it out. And instead, I enjoyed the whole story and was surprised at the end.

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ArapahoeSarahD Oct 29, 2017

ArapahoeSarahD thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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