A Murder is Announced (BBC Radio Collection abridged edition)
By: Agatha Christie (author)Audio Book
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A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild spinster sleuth. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th , at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm. Is it a hoax? As the time approaches, the crowds gather at Little Paddocks;and then the lights go out. This was Agatha Christie's fiftieth book - acknowledged to be one of the best.
Agatha Christie was born in 1890. During the World War I she worked as a hospital dispenser, where she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons. Her first novel was "The Mysterious Affair at Styles," published in 1920, followed over the next six years by four more detective novels and a short story collection. However, it was not until the publication of "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" that Agatha Christie s reputation was firmly established. In 1930 the sharp-witted spinster sleuth Miss Marple made her first appearance in "Murder at the Vicarage." In all, Agatha Christie published 80 crime novels and short story collections. As her play "The Mousetrap" (the longest-running play in the history of the theater) testifies, Agatha Christie s detective stories are likely to appeal for a long time to come. Agatha Christie was awarded a CBE in 1956 and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1971. She died in 1976."
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