Classic Corner Review: The Sleeping Murder – Agatha Christie

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reissue edition (April 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062073729
ISBN-13: 978-0062073723
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A young, recently married woman purchases her dream home. She starts noticing various things about the house seemed very familiar. She enlists the help of Miss Marple to determine why, and to find out why she keeps having these memories of a young woman being strangled.


This was the last of Ms. Christie’s Miss Marple novels. The characters are what you’d expect from a Christie Novel. They are a bit like template characters, not a lot of in depth character development. The story I found very interesting. The plot is an intricate web, but in the end Ms. Christie always manages to make the story make sense.

Its impossible to give too much detail to stories like this, in fear of giving away spoilers. I’ll just say I’ll recommend this to fans of Ms. Christie, fans of mysteries in general, particular the classics, and anyone wanting a good quick story to read.

I’d rate it as PG and the language may be a bit difficult for some readers. However, if you can get past that, I think you’d find it enjoyable. Give it a read, and drop back by and let us know what you thought.

About the Author

Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920).

She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades.

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