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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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One more reason to admire this novel is the way that Christie sets herself a difficult challenge and lives up to it–rather like Nemesis, the mystery starts with almost no clues to go on, and the characters must think well outside the box to get on the right trail. While Tommy talks with his aunt, Tuppence has a conversation with another resident, Mrs Lancaster.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

He had covered up prixking insanity and the crimes she committed. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! By the Pricking of My Thumbs 19 Feb I loved it, plain and simple. I read this book a very agayha time ago and never forgot the image of the old lady calmly saying that the milk is not poisoned TODAY and inquiring about the body walled up in the fireplace.


Jan 01, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: It doesn’t make sense!

There have been some deaths that the doctor finds odd and he is worried about possible foul play. Add the first question. Perhaps she was a criminal of some kind. While By the Pricking of My Thumbs is not as odd as Endless Night, I would place this work among her works which emphasize subtle yet insistent menace, drawing on the ordinary as a means of hiding past crimes.

Edit Did You Know? Definitely a darker more sinister story worth a more complicated plot than some of her others.

The front part has been vacant for years. The other side of Market Basing, that was. Views Read Edit View history. And, it is worth bearing in mind that Tommy and Tuppence were the main characters of Christie’s that aged in a linear and believable fashion; Miss Marple was pretty much unchanged for almost all her tye very extensive career.

Lancaster, unexplained deaths at Sunny Ridge, unsolved murders of children years ago in Sutton Chancellor, a gang of christif that used rented houses, a doll containing uncut diamonds.

One person found this helpful. At home, Tommy learns that Tuppence is in a hospital near Sutton Chancellor with severe concussion.


How have I missed these? Another off the Agatha Christie list as I continue my voyage of rediscovery, cruising down agayha long long river of books I read in my teens and have almost forgotten.

Unexplained deaths happens at Sunny Ridge. The story finds Tuppence interested in a painting of a country house that is inheri This is the first Tommy teh Tuppence series I have read but it definitely won’t be the last.

Lancaster was talking about.

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Somebody wrote to me. A book extremely different from all the Agatha Christies that I’ve read, but highly recommended. Picture Tuppence sitting infront of a fireplace at Sunny Ridge, as Tommy is vhristie visiting his old aunt. Miss Marple Chloe Pennington