A Pocket Full of Rye. A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time. Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. His death is followed in quick succession by a woman dying. A Pocket Full of Rye opens with the death of Rex Fortescue, a successful but not universally liked financier. Curiously, rye is discovered in one of his pockets.

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Inspector Neele is assigned to the case which leads him to Yewtree Lodge, the home of the the Fortecues.

A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 14, Niveditha R rated it really liked it Shelves: Detective Inspector Neele Jon Glover A day after his death, Pockeetful Fortescue, his second wife, dies from cyanide in her tea while eating buttered scones and honey. Without a doubt this has been one of my favourite books in the Miss Marple challenge. By using this site, you agree to pokcetful Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Perhaps the author, having pitted Neele’s wits against Mary’s impassiveness, just had to make the Inspector put one over Mary Dove.

A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie

Christie also made sure that all the characters in or book blend into the main plot, which is really nice. The booktrail follows some of the main sites of Agatha Christie locations since the book setting is fictional.


As the investigation progresses, Miss Marple inserts herself into the case and soon links the murder to a rhyme. When he does, he learns of dead blackbirds on Rex’s desk at home, a pie whose contents were removed and replaced with dead blackbirds, and from Pcoketful, of the Blackbird Mine in Africa.

He was small and funny and his head seemed to take pocketfu an unreasonable amount of his height. Detective Sergeant Hay Selina Cadell She comes to the house and begins her investigations in her fluffy and twittering manner.

The motif ultimately peters out into red herrings and a very random and unlikely form of revenge. Now, it’s just a comfort read. During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post-war crime novels.

Because the queer thing was that I never forged that cheque — though of course nobody would believe that after that time I ryf funds out of the till and put it on a horse.

She works with Inspector Neele until the mysteries are revealed. Add the first question. The Aquaman star shares why this vengeful villain is a fan favorite.

Then her husband called and told her not to watch TV. Jennifer Fortescue Peter Davison In lateAgatha’s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with rey woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. This page was last edited on 24 Juneat Christie looked at him steadily, saying nothing for some time she was a rather disconcerting womanthen said, with less enthusiasm than Pocketfu, expected, “Yes.


The Book Trail A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple) – The Book Trail

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: When Miss Marple reads that one of the young maids she trained, Gladys Martin, has been found strangled – a clothes peg left on her nose – in the garden of the house where she worked, she sets off at once to see who did such a wicked thing. I find it very quaint that the British police force let an old lady their term: Moving on, I’d like to say that this Inspector Neele person is a super Lestrade.

She was a very plain girl and absolutely besotted about him.

No one seems too upset, as everyone agrees that Rex was a tyrant. How the female sleuth knows well about the girl is for readers to find out in the book.

The families find the recorded voices comforting. I greatly enjoyed the way in which the plot unravelled and found the characters intriguing and entertaning especially Miss Ramsbottom, the sister of Mr.