Miss Jane Marple thought the party invitation was so clever: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at 6:30 P.M." But what Letitia Blacklock has in mind is much more than a game.
"A Murder is Announced is as good as Agatha Christie ever wrote." (Robert Barnard)
"Super-smooth Christie." (New York Times Book Review)
A murder is announced, September 6, 2003 Reviewer: Scaifie from England, liverpool A murder is to take place on Friday at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m., its all assumed a joke in poor taste, is its aim to mock the somewhat nosey inhabitants of chipping cleghorn or is something more sinister afoot, no doubt when Miss Marple becomes involved in the web of murder its transparently clear... This in my opinion with he possible exception of nemesis is the finest marple I have read, the plot runs smoothly and lulls one into a wonderful idyllic 1950's world till we are snapped back out by a series of wicked though fabulously staged murders. My personal favourite the strangulation, this book grabs your attention and for one of the first times we feel miss marple has the wool pulled over her eyes she seems somewhat detached from the plot only really flourishing at the end sealing the murders fate like the ambassador of justice this "old pussy" is. The mismatched disjointed plot is no literary mistake but adds a wonderful style which really catches the reader by surprise, the cruel pursuit of money and comfort after a life of repression is a fine example of what miss marple chooses to call human nature, do not miss this book it will enchant every type of reader with the simplicity yet genius of the crime executed.