At Bertram's Hotel

At Bertram s Hotel Miss Marple is taking a holiday in London and has chosen Bertram s Hotel for its traditional decor good service and unmistakable atmosphere of danger However not even Miss Marple can foresee the viol

  • Title: At Bertram's Hotel
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9780007121038
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Miss Marple is taking a holiday in London and has chosen Bertram s Hotel for its traditional decor, good service and unmistakable atmosphere of danger However not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events that will soon occur.

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    1. لم ارى دورا كبيرا الانسة ماربل بقدر الدور لمفتش الشرطة الذي اكتشف كل شيء وهو من جمع الخيوط والاحداث لفك شيفرة الأحداث الغريبة التي نحدث في الفندق، رغم المظهر والخدمات الرائعة التي يقدمها الفندق لزبائنه والتي كانت تمثيلا .ليست بمستوى الروايات السابقة لاجاثا

    2. حينما جاءت الآنسة ماربل إلى لندن لقضاء إجازة خاصة وجدت في فندق بيرترام كل ما تريد: الجو التقليدي والخدمة الراقية وذكريات الأيام القديمة.لكن حاستها التي لا تخطئ تستشعر جواً من الخطر وراء المظاهر الخارجية البرّاقة للأشياء من حولها!بالفعل , لم تخطئ الآنسة ماربل في حدسها في فندق [...]

    3. Miss Marple has the best nephew in the world – Raymond West – who is constantly thinking up little treats for his Aunt Jane. In this novel though, it is his wife, Joan, who suggests that she needs a little trip and Miss Marple says she would like to go to Bertram’s Hotel. She stayed there as a girl and is somewhat surprised at how little it has changed. Bertram’s is a haven for the well to do in London; visited by retired army officers, clergymen, the aristocracy and wealthy Americans. M [...]

    4. “I learned (what I suppose I really knew already) that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back—that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street, isn’t it?” I put a spoiler warning on this post not so much because I will discuss the details of the plot but because I will discuss some of the characters in a way that will give away much of the conclusion. If you are planning to read the book, don't read any further. You have been warned. (vie [...]

    5. I think I liked the idea of this book more than I actually enjoyed it. The feeling that there is something dark and thoroughly sinister behind the pleasant perfection of Bertram's Hotel and its highly trained staff maintained a heightened sense of suspense and kept the reader itching to find out what happened next.Unfortunately, you'll reach a point when you find out the mystery is not as interesting or anywhere near as sinister as you thought it might be. (view spoiler)[There is nothing more di [...]

    6. Choose Your Own Adventure!You say you don’t like creative reviews. You say they distract from the passion, you say they aren’t real, you say they replace research with humor. You say they are a waste of time. Yet here you are, playing your little games.If you are ashamed of yourself because it feels so good, choose /review/show/If you think hypocrisy is just another word for nothing left to lose, choose /review/show/

    7. Yet another nephew pays for Miss Marple to take a vacation wherever she wants. She choose an old hotel. I would have chosen Italy, but that's just me.Anyway, the hotel is full of interesting characters and a murderer. Miss Marple quickly locates the biggest gossips and gets to work.

    8. Book 10 in the Miss Marple Challenge. At Bertram’s Hotel was rather different from the Marples I’ve read so far. It starts off quite the same though. Miss Marple is travelling again, but unlike in the previous book, she has only gone up to London this time, to stay for a fortnight at Bertram’s Hotel, a place she had stayed at as a fourteen-year-old and has fond memories of. At the hotel there are some familiar faces, Lady Selina Hayes (who she knows from the former’s brief stay at St Mar [...]

    9. I'm always grateful when I find a Miss Marple book where the title sleuth gets to actually be present for about half the story - this one, in fact, featured Miss Marple more than any of her other mysteries I've read. She still disappears for lengthy amounts of time, but this time it actually feels purposeful. Miss Marple doesn't appear at certain points because the other characters are busy doing important things, things that Miss Marple can't be present for because then the mystery would be ove [...]

    10. **2.5 stars**This is probably one of the worst books by Agatha Christie I have read. The mystery was boring and the murder came too late. And it was so obvious who the murderer was! Worst, there wasn't conclusive proof that could put the villain in jail, only a policeman's vow that he would find a way.I didn't rate it worse because I loved this quote - which I found terrible but truthful:I learned (what I suppose I really knew already) that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to [...]

    11. I loved this book, though I can see that it's not one of Agatha's best plots. Miss Marple doesn't really solve the mystery - a policeman does. But as a novel, I think it's among Agatha's best, most balanced novels. The hotel atmosphere and descriptions of London, and several of the characters, are just brilliantly done. It was v gripping and huge fun to read.

    12. As with some of the other Miss Marple books, I see in my head, as I am reading, the Joan Hickson TV episode. In the case of Bertram's Hotel, for some reason, this was even more the case, almost like the movie was playing as i read.Anyway that aside, again it was another really enjoyable book, with Miss Marple excelling in her role of detecting from her armchair whilst knitting. I thought it was less light hearted than some of her earlier works, a little darker, which was no bad thing, just diffe [...]

    13. This book did make me hungry for hearty English breakfasts, the kind they serve at Bertram's Hotel.It's one of Christie's later novels; the Beatles get a mention, so we know it's the early sixties. Yet the old world lingers: girls under 21 are frowned on if they go out without chaperones, and women who have more than just a handful of lovers during their whole lives are "nymphomaniacs." Christie had issues. Miss Marple mostly just sits on her ass in this one, informing a detective that a young g [...]

    14. Pozna Agata sa - za taj period - standardnim prosedeom u kome se dosta krše ruke nad ovom novom omladinom što sluša Bitlse i ponavljaju žalopojke za predratnom kuhinjom i predratnim nameštajem. Gđica Marpl šarmantna kao i uvek, ali glavni zaplet malo previše maskiran sporednim.

    15. This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books – I think for no other reason than that I want to stay at this hotel! Well – I also do think that the mother/daughter relationship is really interestingly done, and who doesn’t love a good noble sacrifice? But still: the descriptions of muffins are what stays with you.

    16. It seems Miss Marple has become a secondary character. I wish we had more time with her thoughts than with Inspector Davy.

    17. One of my favourite Miss Marple novels which places her in the midst of 1960s London. Christie has fun with ideas of nostalgia and the inability to live in the past - however beautifully a facade may be recreated as is the case with Bertram's Hotel. With fast racing cars and organised crime set against forgetful canons and out-of-touch majors, Christie seems to be self-consciously noting the passing of the milieu in which so many of her books had been set, while slyly acknowledging her readers' [...]

    18. Mungkin salah satu less favorite book dari Agatha dan series miss marple. Lumayan cukup bosan 2/3 awal buku nya, misteri nya kurang dan banyak kejadian-kejadian yang kurang greget. Tapi suka setting hotel nya sama deskripsi makanannya. Selama baca jadi kepengen makan muffin dan nyobain jamuan teh ala Inggris.

    19. I enjoyed this particular story very much. Not the most imaginative beginning to a review but that's the first thing I wanted to say! Gone here, are the orderly presentations of suspects. Mrs Agatha Christie here departs from her usual structure-although the style is as sterling as ever- and I can't for the life of me imagine who was she copying with such a fearless endeavor.While reading the bits where Miss Marple appears, I was regretting that she doesn't exist-she is a relic as much as the Ho [...]

    20. Thoroughly enjoyed this BBC adaptation of a book that I had read and enjoyed at least on 2 prior occasions. Thankfully I didnot remember the perpetrators, and was pleasantly surprised at the end, as I failed to get to the core of the mystery.This book combines all cozy things - childhood reminiscences, a two week hotel stay vacation (how I wish I had an opportunity like that), a cozy mystery to occupy oneself, and a murder.Miss Marple is gifted a well deserved vacation for two weeks by her write [...]

    21. I liked the previous Miss Marple book that I read so much I immediately borrowed another!At Bertram's Hotel takes place in London, where Miss Marple is on holiday. The main 'mystery' for most of the book is the disappearance of a clergyman, who is later found alive (but concussed). There is a murder, but it happens towards the end.I've gotta say, the twist in this story is a lot more incredible than it is in The Body in the Library. But, it was set up well by Chief-Inspector Davy/Father and I de [...]

    22. Miss Marple's nephew offers to pay for a holiday for her, and she chooses a stay at Bertram's Hotel in London. It is an old-fashioned, genteel hotel with superior service and traditional rooms, populated by respectable guests. Yet before long Miss Marple becomes aware that all is not as it seems, and her vague sense of discomfort seems justified when absent-minded Canon Pennyfather disappearsVery enjoyable mystery, one of the better Miss Marple novels in my opinion. Although we do get to see qui [...]

    23. 3.75* A very slow read. I know that Miss Marple's series were quiet cozy and the investigations were done in the ordinary style (except for the interference of Miss Marple, of course!), but in this one, the introduction and setup took more than half of the book! The actions only get going after 60% into the story. But this being an Agatha Christie book, you can bet there would be some good actions and unveiling, even if it was at the end of the book. This is a mild mystery, and for the first tim [...]

    24. 4.5 stars - this was not only a fascinating, complex mystery, but also a very interesting meditation on the passage of time and the changes wrought, and how the yearning for a “perfect” past that can’t be recovered can cover up a lot of unpleasantness! Truly a timeless theme.I love Miss Marple- her clear-eyed willingness to contemplate and confront evil, even as she becomes older and more frail, is a delight and an inspiration, especially in these morally challenging times! Onward to Nemes [...]

    25. At a young age, I fell in love with the elderly sleuth, Miss Marple. I first discovered her through the miniseries that aired on PBS in the early 2000s. It starred Geraldine McEwan as Jane Marple and featured an array of superb British actors. Not until I was in my twenties did I start to read the actual books on which the miniseries was based. Now that I’ve devoured several Miss Marple mysteries, I have a new appreciation for Agatha Christie and her ability to write books that are both delici [...]

    26. I feel bad for not liking this book, so to make myself feel better, I'm going to brainstorm the reasons why.1) I don't think I've ever read a proper mystery before, much less an Agatha Christie mystery, so I feel I was a bit lacking in my prior knowledge of the author's style.2) Maybe I should have read this book in one sitting, because I didn't really follow it too well. Maybe I forgot important overheard conversations, etc but the main reason I didn't enjoy the book is because I pretty much ha [...]

    27. عنوان الكتاب: جريمة قصر المؤلّف: أجاثا كريستي ترجمة: عمرو يوسفمطبعة: مكتبة معروف مقدّمةبدايةً حتى أكون منصفاً؛ إذ لا أحبُّ أن أحاكم موضوعاً لستُ مطّلعاً على أطرافه و لا أَزِنَ أمراً بغيرِ موازينه، فينبغي أن أوضح بعض النقاط : أولاً: قرأتُ هذا الكتاب للمرّة الثانية خلال هذا الع [...]

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