At Bertram's Hotel

At Bertram's Hotel

A Miss Marple Mystery

Book - 2011
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"An old-fashioned London hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out to be. When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she?s looking for at Bertram?s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day."--The publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2011
ISBN: 9780062073693
Branch Call Number: F Christie
Characteristics: 251 pages ;,21 cm


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Nov 29, 2018

"At Bertram's Hotel" by Agatha Christie is a pleasant cozy murder mystery. But, it's coziness is hampered by an absurdly complex plot that really doesn't make sense. And, it is a murder mystery where the murder takes places very late in the novel. On the plus side: a) Bertram's Hotel does figure in the silly plot, and b) Miss Marple is staying at Bertram's Hotel. Definitely not one of Agatha Christie's better efforts but pleasant enough.

Aug 03, 2018

Miss Marple seems to have passed her prime, but the weaving together of the apparently disparate parts of the story kept my attention. An oldie, but a goodie.

Dec 12, 2016

I love this book, it is one of my faves. I like the characters so much and they are very unique, the way that they think. I liked the end so much! I tried to guess who did it, but as usual my ideas were incorrect, and as usual I was stunned at the end. I like Miss Marple so much - she is less secretive than Poirot and she gives some ideas about what she's thinking, but I still love Poirot more because he is very funny. The end was unpredictable and I give this book 6.5/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

EuSei Sep 22, 2014

You will read very little about Miss Marple, for her appearances are very few. Good book with an ending that has a silly moment and a very, very interesting grand finale!

Jul 17, 2011

A quiet select hotel with an excellent Mayfair location, Bertram’s Hotel has been in business for many years. It’s like a small slice of Edwardian London and it’s appeal is growing among American tourists as well as the older clientele that it has been serving for generations. Offering the perfect English tea, glowing coal fires, quiet studies, and impeccable staff, Bertram’s seems too good to be true.

Miss Jane Marple is enjoying her stay at Bertram‘s, as usual she sits quietly in a corner, knitting and sipping her tea and observing all the comings and goings. Yes, things aren’t all what they seem at this exclusive hotel. From a missing clergyman, to a young impressionable heiress, and a flamboyant woman who lives her life on the gossip pages, Miss Marple has a lot to ponder upon.

Another excellent Agatha Christie mystery story where the mystery isn’t nearly as important as the atmosphere or the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Bertram’s Hotel.

hermlou Apr 09, 2010

Miss Marple stays at Bertram's Hotel, a classy place in London for the wealthy. She notices some strange happenings and reports them to Chief Inspector Davy when he is called in after a murder. Cast includes a forgetful clergyman, a bigamist, a young heiress, and a race car driver. Christie pulls them all together in a clever plot so that they create a logical conclusion. Delightful!


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