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Agatha Christie
Murder Is Easy

Dedecated to Rosalind and Susan
the first two critics of this book

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Jun. 1939
Daily Express, Jan.10-Feb.3 1939 as 'Easy to Kill'
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Sep. 1939 as "Easy to Kill"
The Saturday Evening Post, Nov.19-Dec.31 1938 as 'Easy to Kill'

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Luke Fizwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood ... or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line.

But within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so -- until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby.

Contents

1. A Fellow-Traveller
2. Obituary Notice
3. Witch Without Broomstick
4. Luke Makes a Begininng
5. Visit to Miss Waynflete
6. Hat Paint
7. Possibilities
8. Dr Thomas
9. Mrs Pierce Talks
10. Rose Humbleby
11. Domestic Life of Major Horton
12. Passage of Arms
13. Miss Wayflete Talks
14. Meditations of Luke
15. Improper Conduct of a Chauffeur
16. The Pineapple
17. Lord Whitfield Talks
18. Conference in London
19. Broken Engagement
20. We're in it -- Together
21. 'O Why Do You Walk Through
 the Fields in Gloves?'
22. Mrs Humbleby Speaks
23. New Beginning

Characters

Luke Williams, Jimmy Lorrimer, Bridget Conway, Honoria Waynflete, Lavinia, Dr.Thomas, Major Horton, Abbot, Mr.Ellsworthy

Movie & TV

Murder is Easy, 1982 (USA/TV)
director Claude Whatham
writer Carmen Culver
cast Bill Bixby(Luke Williams), Lesley-Anne Down(Bridget Conway), Olivia De Havilland(Honoria Waynflete), Helen Hayes(Lavinia Fullerton), Patrick Allen(Major Horton), Shane Briant(Dr. Thomas), Freddie Jones(Constable Reed), Leigh Lawson(Jimmy Lorrimer), Jonathan Pryce(Mr. Ellsworthy), Ivor Roberts(Vicar), Anthony Valentine(Abbot), Timothy West(Easterfield)
Murder Is Easy, 2008
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 4
director Hettie Macdonald
writer Stephen Churchett
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Shirley Henderson(Honoria Waynflete), Benedict Cumberbatch(Luke Fitzwilliam), Margo Stilley(Bridget Conway), Anna Chancellor, Lyndsey Marshal, Russell Tovey(Constable Reed), Sylvia Syms(Miss Lavinia Pinkerton), Jemma Redgrave(Jessie Humbleby), James Lance(Dr. Geoffrey Thomas), Steve Pemberton(Reverend Alfred Wake), Hugo Speer, David Haig, Tim Brooke-Taylor(Dr. Humbleby), Camilla Arfwedson

Link

  1. Official Site: Murder Is Easy
  2. Wikipedia: Murder Is Easy
  3. IMDb: Murder Is Easy (1982)
  4. IMDb: Murder Is Easy (2008)
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