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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 3502515573
Subcategory: Mystery
Publisher Ullstein-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Zweigniederlassung de (December 31, 1998)
Language German
Category: Mystery and Suspense
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At Bertram's Hotel is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 15 November 1965 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. It features the detective Miss Marple. Miss Marple takes a two-week vacation in London, at Bertram's Hotel, where she stayed in her youth.

At Bertram's Hotel is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 15 November, 1965 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. Jane Marple, the elderly amateur sleuth, takes a holiday at Bertram's Hotel in London, to re-live her happy memories of staying there during her youth

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Discover ideas about At Bertram's Hotel. Agatha Christie put all the time spent not cleaning her teeth into her writing and published 66 crime novels and 14 short story collections. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie. At Bertram's Hotel Best Mysteries Cozy Mysteries Mystery Novels Mystery Series Agatha Christie's Poirot Hercule Poirot Miss Marple Pocket Books. At her peak in the 1950s she took two months to write a book with about a month spent on any revisioning. Continue reading "Ten great Agatha Christie Covers".

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. But I consider At Bertram's Hotel to be her PKDickish novel. Read Dick's Time Out of Joint; then read At Bertram's Hotel. You'll see the connection

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, written towards the end of the First World War, introduced us to Hercule Poirot, who was to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. She is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. You'll see the connection. Looking at the writings of the two novelists more broadly, each was concerned with inversions of reality; things are never what they seem.

At Bertram's Hotel is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 15 November. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott show more.

Zaryagan
Trying to work out some sort of consistent rating system for my current Christie binge. Some I clearly remember the twists, and can see them coming, but am still blown away by how she gets there, those are easy, her five star classics. Some are clunkers that barely held my interest the first time I read them, 30 years ago. Those can go as low as two stars, since there is always some merit to the full-fledged stories. It's just the middling ones three to four that leave me unsure. I didn't remember enough about this one to remember who ended up being the baddie or final victim (not a spoiler, as the Christies with only a single murder victim are few and far between, outside of the short stories). Think I got it partly confused with another one where the lead goes to an island/resort locale. But, it had all the elements that make Christie fun, the old soldier, the clergyman and family, and what I've taken to calling Marplimony - marriages that only seem to exist for the sake of driving a minor plot point.

It was fun, and the interaction with Mr. Rafiel was great, makes me sad that this is the only time we meet him before his end in the last Marple. But, nothing really special, and I'll probably forget which of the couples holds the black widow by the time I get a hankering to work my way through some Christies again. Oh well, that's not such a bad thing, do enjoy sometimes being surprised by a book I've read before, even if it means that it was one of the more mediocre ones.
Fordregelv
Agatha Christie published her first mystery in 1920 and the last two were published after her death in 1976. That's a long run in anyone's terms. Most people feel that she hit her peak in the 30's and 40's. I think that some of her very late books are weak, but this is one of my favorites. It's not just a mystery, but a look at ageing and at how we deal (or refuse to deal) with change.

Like Christie herself, Miss Jane Marple is a product of the Edwardian Era. Like all older people everywhere at every time, she spends a great deal of time thinking about the past. But the shrewd Miss Marple never LIVES in the past. She knows better. The discovery that Bertram's Hotel in London is run in such a way that makes the customers feel that they have stepped back in time fifty years is at first a delightful surprise. And the management has a smooth, believable explanation for it all.

But Miss Marple doesn't believe in miracles and she's as suspicious as ever. IF SOMETHING SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS! That's her motto and she applies it to Bertram's Hotel as she has applied it to everything and everyone that she's encountered in her long life. Miss Marple is hard to fool and so is Chief Inspector Davy of Scotland Yard - an old-style copper who's known to his colleagues as "Father." These old folks are easy to underestimate, but you do so at your own risk.

It is 1965 and crime (as Miss Marple) observes disapprovingly) seems to have gotten above itself. Even in her old age, Christie was keenly aware of what was going on and the "Great Train Robbery" in 1963 had shocked the British to the core. Now audacious robberies are taking place all over the British Isles and Scotland Yard is seeing similarities and wondering if a single, brilliant mind is pulling the strings. But who could it be and where is the gang's headquarters?

This is a delightful read and brings home the truth that society is constantly changing, but human nature remains the same.
Hiclerlsi
It's hard to constructively complain about a murder mystery book. Agatha Christie's 1964 novel "A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries Book 10)" is written fairly decently, but suffers from two issues. First, there are just too many red herrings here. You can barely swing a cat in the book without hitting some ne'er-do-well in the head. But, of course, Christie's using that to hide the real perpetrator. That leads to the bigger problem: from some of the key "evidence" we're given, it just seems like the bad person is too young for what's happened. It would be a spoiler for me to say anything more. But, I just wasn't happy with whodunit. So, I'm rating the book at an OK 3 stars out of 5.
Fordredor
Attention Philip K. Dick fans: Perhaps you never read Agatha Christie mysteries. But I consider At Bertram's Hotel to be her PKDickish novel. Read Dick's Time Out of Joint; then read At Bertram's Hotel. You'll see the connection. Looking at the writings of the two novelists more broadly, each was concerned with inversions of reality; things are never what they seem. The only difference is that Christie writes to restore the proper order of things, while Dick says there is no proper order. But, oh, would I love to be a guest in Bertram's Hotel, if only to drink the tea and eat those muffins that drip butter down one's shirt. Next to Nemesis, At Bertram's Hotel is my favorite Miss Marple novel, and that is saying a lot.
Cerana
How can you rate Agatha Christie any other way than 5 stars? And how can you say her writing is anything but great? That said, I really loved the story, especially since I have never seen it in TV. It is suspense full, has some humor, and unfolds in the later years of Mrs. Marble, when she has to deal with "modern times" on top of trying to catch a killer. I still prefer her earlier adventures, but I can recommend this novel to anybody who likes crime mysteries.
Waiso
Jane Marple goes to the Caribbean Islands on vacation, where sunny days, gossip and funny dinners in good companies happens. Unfortunately (or fortunately!?) murders also happens. So there goes Miss Marple, a little bit slow in the beginning but in full display of her wisdom as the plot advances. In this story, Marple is presenting since the beginning, giving the reader the basics insights about the characters. Discover the murder isn't an easy task (for me is always seems impossible) but Miss Marple delivers. An entertaining book!