The Murder at the Vicarage – Agatha Christie

The Murder at the Vicarage

Originally published: October 1930
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Crime Fiction
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
Country: United Kingdom

The story was adapted into a play in 1949.

The BBC adapted the book into a film on 25 December 1986, with a few major exceptions.


Remember when we were in school and a brawl broke out between the boys in some ground outside school, somewhere near or in the school.

And everyone frigging soul had their own theory as to what might actually have happened, assuming they possess detective intuition of Sherlock Holmes.

All sorts of ridiculously unbelievable rumors were tossed Willy-nilly.

All theories based simply on fondness or grudge against each other.

And everybody wished they were by any means connected to the brawl just to add a dash of spice to boring school life.

And there was always that one student or somebody from domestic staff, who was an undercover watchdog who looked naive enough for anybody to suspect, but had the entire school under his/her microscope!

Who actually knew the truth 95% of the times.

This is pretty much what this story felt like.

It’s about a murder at the vicarage (as suggested by the title) of a man acutely despised by everyone.

It’s a lovely mild mystery, nothing scary or gruesome and pretty nerve friendly.

A relatively light crime fiction that you can literally read roaming around and you won’t lose the track.

Enjoyed the writing style, and play of words, metaphors and allegories… but story-line wasn’t extraordinary, in my opinion.

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  1. WOW! I was an ardent fan of Agatha Christie – Endless Night, By the Pricking of My thumbs, Murder on the orient express, Murder in Mesopotamia, the moving finger – some of the books that I recall having read. She has such a vivid imagination – which were your favourites>

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