An old woman in a nursing home speaks of a child buried behind the fireplace When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home. By the Pricking of My Thumbs has ratings and reviews. Laurel said: I’ m going to go ahead and give this five stars, because it is fairly rare f. Tuppence meets Miss Marple and together they follow a path of clues that Agatha Christie – Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs ().

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Other books in the series. All these set in a picturesque setting, along with a sprinkling of gossipy middle aged villagers, shi A recipe mj one of Agatha Christie’s most creepy, atmospheric thrillers: The story is so weak! A Tommy and Tuppence mystery where the reader now finds them in their 70’s.

One of the other residents recently died and an autopsy was done. There were, however, lots of other things to love in here, not least a mysterious gothic country house; rumours of a killer on the loose in a nursing home; covert diamond smuggling; and whispers of a child killer from years ago that was never caught.

Tommy chuckles in response ] I was in Macbeth at my prep school. Agatha Christie – Marple: My one issue with the book agafha more of an ethical issue than the quality of fhristie writing.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

It could easily have ended up a mess, but she still manages to bring everything together and deliver a satisfying twist. There are no critic reviews yet for Agatha Christie – Marple: Furthermore, she remembered to have seen the house once from the train. Don’t get me wrong, the book isn’t heavy handed o I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


The title of the book comes from Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare ‘s Macbethwhen the second witch says:. And I was introduce to Tommy and Tuppence! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Miss Packard, who runs this peaceful establishment, doesn’t take Mrs. This site uses cookies. In this story, the two visit Tommy’s great aunt Ada, in thhumbs nursing home and as she is waiting for him Tuppence is asked the chistie question by one of the other residents, a question that leads to the pricking in her thumbs.

Honestly, can you ask for more than that from a book turned into a movie? Tommy is always there to be the sounding board for Tuppence. If you like Agatha Christie and haven’t read this do so! Only by getting to the bottom of these secrets do they begin to unravel the truth about the mystery of Aunt Ada’s death and Mrs Lancaster’s disappearance. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Next, Tommy meets with the doctor of Sunny Ridge. A Tommy and Tuppence mystery in which the intrepid Tuppence takes center stage. Prefab house; one of the legacies of the sixties era. An old doll she found in the mysterious house turns out to contain uncut diamonds. I thought that was quite interesting. Some places you come back to, adn you feel that time has been bustling along at a terrific rate and that all sorts of things will have happened — and changed….

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Instead, this novel represents a novel later in Chhristie career in which she began to explore alternative reasons for murder. Despite their “older age” they are both mentally spry and as on their game as in their earlier days.

One woman even fears she may be poisoned. The title of the book comes from Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s Macbethwhen the second witch says:. Share this Rating Title: When the movie was over, they sat up for almost an hour talking about it and now they want to read Agatha Christie!


It was a pricknig read, but I think there was maybe just a little too much added to the plot. When Tommy returns from his business trip he finds that Tuppence is missing.

I added another star for the twist. Youthful in two Christie books written in the s, middle-aged in a World-War II spy novel, Tommy and Tuppence were unusual in that they aged according to real time, unlike Hercule Poirot or Miss Marplewhose age remained more or less the same from their first novels in the s, to their last novels in the s.

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She based at least two of her stories on the hall: Season 7 Black Lightning: Very much enjoyed this one. Tommy and Albert then find a hidden letter from Aunt Ada, in which she suspects there is malice in Sunny Ridge. The novel was adapted into a television movie in as part of the Marple series starring Geraldine McEwan even though Christie did not write Marple into the original story.

This book took me months to read.

This crazy Picture Tuppence sitting infront of a fireplace at Sunny Ridge, as Tommy is upstairs visiting his old aunt.