The Moving Finger : Miss Marple

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Richard E Grant
  • Series: Miss Marple
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'.
Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

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What the Critics Say

"Beyond all doubt the puzzle in The Moving Finger is fit for experts" (The Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful narration

One of my favourite Agatha Christie books, supposedly a Miss Marple story, although she makes only the briefest of appearances in the later parts of the story. Instead we have a gripping tale of love and murder narrated by the hero, here beautifully and humorously portrayed by Richard E Grant
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- Ms A Dennehy

too much of a good thing

What made the experience of listening to The Moving Finger the most enjoyable?

Personally, I think this is one of Christie's best stories. I couldn't really describe why I am so fond of t but I am. The characters of brother and sister and how they fit into the slightly alien world of the little village, somehow makes an excellent addition to the crime story itself.


What does Richard E Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well, here is where I find myself in a bit of a pickle. Richard E Grant is an institution. The undisputed champion of male stately voices. His reading of James Bond stories is excellent. However, for this type of story, I find his voice too posh. If there would have been a version read by Emilia Fox, I would have bought that straightaway. I do feel guilty for not entirely liking this but I can't help it.


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- Slawitian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited