At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Series)

At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Series)

by Agatha Christie

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On holiday at London's chic Bertram's Hotel, Miss Marple finds the place so correct in every detail that she grows suspicious. Soon the police arrive to investigate a tip regarding a gang of criminals based in the hotel. Abduction, train robbery, and murder muddy the waters, but Miss Marple sees clearly who is responsible. 19 movies have featured the now famous Miss Marple.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613359047
Publisher: San Val
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Miss Marple Series
Product dimensions: 4.44(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


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At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Rai-Aren More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie mysteries always provide an intriguing cast of characters that are so lively, you can picture them sitting across the table from you. The sense of place is another wonderful feature of these novels, and nowhere is that more pronounced and remarkable than in this book - At Bertram's Hotel. I found this to be a different kind of mystery with some interesting characteristics. The book certainly held my interest, but surprisingly not because of the plot, which I find okay. For me, this was a slower, more disjointed, and meandering plot and mystery. There are a number of places where I thought the story could have been tightened up and better focused, but it is a charming one still. What really struck me and has stayed with me is the sense of place. Bertram's Hotel is an enigma - a place out of time. As the world has sped up and sped by, it is an oasis of old-fashioned traditions and values. It is remarkably unchanged and has become a popular spot for those people, now elderly, who knew it from years gone by, as well as tourists seeking a taste of authentic and original London. However, as we all know, time touches on everything. Bertram's Hotel may seem unchanged on the surface, but as you peel away the layers, and peer behind the veil as it were, all is not as it once was. To remain a place suspended out of time, other things must change, and change they have. There is the core of the mystery of this book. Only through the keen observation of Miss Marple, her notice of the minutest of details, do we get to uncover what is really going At Bertam's Hotel. There are very sinister goings-on, but there is also a larger social and societal shift underway, one that left me with a distinct melancholy for what is sometimes lost to time, and a sadness that we cannot stop it from happening. A thought-provoking and worthy read. Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this Agatha Christie novel, the loveable Miss Jane Marple spends a week at the luxurous Bertrams Hotel in England, only to get caught up in yet another murder. I thought that this novel didn't have enough Miss Marple in the story, and the story was a little dull, and slow moving but I would recomend it to a light hearted reader.
riverwillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favourite Christie novels. Miss Marple's nephew has paid for her to spend a couple of weeks at her favourite London hotel Bertram's, which has remained marvellously unchanged despite the passing years and the always on the ball Miss Marple, who is enjoying her nostaligic journey wonders why and how this has been achieved. As always Miss Marple's curiosity and interest in others gets her involved in the emotional entanglements of others which inevitably lead to murder.
mrtall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of Christie's later works, At Bertram's Hotel is more an elegy for an age of lost elegance and social order than an actual murder mystery. Christie never really got comfortable with the 1960s, and this uneasiness stands out here on every page. Miss Marple goes to stay in the eponymous hotel, and although it's a carefully-preserved Edwardian dream, she soon realizes it's too good to be true. This is a poor effort in terms of plot intricacies or twists, but it remains one of my favorite Christies for its reminiscing on a world long lost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit this is not my favorite Marple mystery; actually, this one and "The Mirror Crack'd" are my 2 least favorite Marples. They're not bad, they're just not up to her normally extraordinarily high quality. The premises for both were great, but the execution was not. With "Bertram's", the story got repetitive and monotonous at several points. This would have been much more effective as a more tightly written short story. "Crack'd" was just the opposite. It needed to be a longer story. She had it filled with interesting sub-plots and red herrings that faded out with little or no real explanation. Some thoughtful padding out of a couple of the red herrings and some intelligent explanations of a couple others would have made it one of her best.
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