Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Tuesday Club Murders - Classic Mystery Reviews

Rating: Loved It!
Source: Purchased

Description:  One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple’s house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes…

The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read ‘heap of fish’; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that ‘Blue Geranium’ meant death…

Now pit your wits against the powers of deduction of the ‘Tuesday Night Club’.

Genre: Mystery - Classic

Why I Picked This Book:  I'm thoroughly enjoying a Miss Marple reread and this was the next book in the series.

My Impression:  For our second time seeing Miss Marple it's a collection of linked short stories.  The stories take place over a couple of evenings where Miss Marple is having an evening with at first her rather pompous nephew and friends and the second is with Col and Mrs. Bantry who will play important roles in later books.  In both evenings those present take turns telling stories of mysteries they themselves have encountered and take terms guessing the solution.  The stories range from international intrigue to accidents that aren't quite what they seem.

My very favorite part of this book is how dismissive the other guests are of Miss Marple at first and their absolute shock as the evening develops.  Christie writes fantastic short stories with enough information to get you invested in the story but not so much that the story gets confusing or crowded.  If you are new to Miss Marple this is a perfect introduction and will definitely give you a very true understanding of just who she is.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  I'm already excited about my next Miss Marple book.

Would I Recommend this Book?  I would!  This book is just such a delight and perfect for this chaotic time of year.


  1. Every time I see a Miss Marple title, I keep telling myself I must read this series. Sounds so good.

  2. I love that you love Miss Marple and that she is sharper than her guests gave her credit for.

  3. I am so glad you are enjoying the Miss Marple series!