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ISBN: 0312979827

ISBN13: 9780312979829

Murder Is Easy

(Book #4 in the Superintendent Battle Series)

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It was just Luke Fitzwilliam's luck to be stuck next to a dotty old woman like Miss Fullerton on the London-bound train--although he found himself quite entertained with her tall tales about a series of perfect murders in the quaint village of Wychwood. But when he reads the next day of the freak accident that killer her, too, Fitzwilliam's amusement turns to grave concern. A visit to the isolated village confirms his worst fears. For Wychwood seems...

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Easy to Read

It is easy to understand why Agatha Christie's collective works have only been outsold by Shakespeare and the Bible. Her works set the standard for mystery, a genre which she helped to revolutionize. "Murder is Easy" (also published as "Easy to Kill" is among her most known works outside the Poirot Series and Miss Marple Series. Luke Fitzwilliam was initially annoyed by the elderly woman he met on the train. Her tales of murder and conspiracy seemed nothing more than the gossip of a lonely woman. But when that woman is shown to be dead in the next day's newspaper, Fitzwilliam's interest in peaked. The village of Wychwood plays host to the mysterious deaths that precede his traveling companion. Fitzwilliam takes the guise of an author researching the paranormal until he also becomes involved with the townspeople. One answer seems to reveal more questions. Red herrings abound in this work of Christie. Among the qualities of Christie's writings is the easy flow of her novels. The pace makes for an easy read, and the book that much harder to put down. The secrets of Wychwood are not easy to find.

A seasoned recording of a dramatic mystery

Agathe Christie's MURDER IS EASY receives a seasoned recording by veteran Hugh Fraser, who narrates a series of unrelated, fatal accidents which involve a retired policeman in the puzzle of his life. A dramatic and twisting mystery evolves.

Easy to Kill, Easy to Like

As much as I enjoy Agatha Christie mysteries and her quaint, endearing sleuths, I always seem to enjoy her novels that do not have Poirot or Miss Marple as the detective much more. This is the case with "Murder Is Easy", which follows the retired policeman Luke Fitzwilliam through his trials to piece together a string of deaths that may or may not be murder. Christie's novel is well thought out, plentiful in red herrings, and a quick, enjoyable mystery. Traveling into London by train, Luke Fitzwilliam finds himself stuck in a compartment with Miss Fullerton, a supposedly dotty old maid who instantly tells him about life in her quaint little village of Wychwood. Except that Wychwood isn't all it's cracked up to be; Miss Fullerton is certain there's a murderer on the loose and is on her way to Scotland Yard to tell them. Luke humors her and would likely forget her story, except that he discovers she was run over by a car on her way to Scotland Yard, and the man she fingered as the next victim of the murderer, suddenly dies a short time later. Now Luke is convinced that Miss Fullerton's suspicions were correct, and he sets off to Wychwood to uncover the mystery for himself. As soon as Luke is in the village, he sets out to discover who the murderer might be, compiling lists of suspects and motives, along with any possible connections between the victims. It is a daunting task, especially when it must be done under a false cover, but the villagers are more than willing to help out. And when the murderer strikes again while Luke's in town, all certainties are thrown out the window as he tries to uncover the unlikely murderer. "Murder Is Easy" is a quick-paced read, that draws the reader into the story. I wasn't fooled by all the red herrings, as Luke tended to be, so I wasn't surprised by the ending. All in all, even if one figures out the mystery before the author takes one there, the book is still a pleasant escape into the world of one of the best mystery writers.


This book was great! And I am proud to say that I solved it! It wasn't easy to crack though, and I mearly guessed it, and amazingly I was right! I highly recommend this book to anyone. It's definately a must read.

Simply the best!

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