4:50 from Paddington

For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman 's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no uspects, no other witnesses ... and no corpse.
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Published March 30th 2007 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (first published November 4th 1957
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But in a first class carriage of the second train, Mrs McGillicuddy sees, to her orror, a man strangling a woman ...

As Mrs McGillicuddy is going to stay with her old friend Miss Marple, you may be sure these questions all get answered- in the end.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوازدهم ماه دسامبر سال 2006 میلادیعنوان یک: قطار ساعت 4:50 از پدینگتون، مترجم: محمدعلی ایزدی، نشر: تهران، کتاب هرمس، کتابهای کارآگاه، 1384، در 343 ص.، شابک: 9643633268؛ موضوع: داستانهای کارآگاهی از نویسندگان انگلیسی- سده 20 م‏عنوان دو: قطار ساعت 4:50 از پدینگتون و اعلام یک قتل، مترجم: محمدعلی ایزدی، نشر: تهران، کتاب هرمس، کتابهای کارآگاه، 1388، در 720 ص.، شابک: 9789643636203 ‏يادداشت: ‏‫کتاب حاضر دو کتاب است در یک مجلد: « قطار ساعت 4:50 از پدینگتون » و « اعلام یک قتل » ، هر دو با ترجمه: محمدعلی ایزدی، هریک از عنوانها جداگانه نیز چاپ شده اند.خانم « مک‌ گیلکادی » که از دوستان صمیمی « دوشیزه مارپل » است، در حین سفر در قطار، در حالی که از پنجره قطار مشغول تماشای بیرون است، شاهد صحنه ی قتل زن جوانی، در قطار روبرو می‌شود.

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You 've just seen a woman killed, you have no idea what the murderer looks like, and you are afraid you one will believe the rambling of a silly old Scottish woman.Well, if you are Mrs. McGillicuddy ( which I think we can all agree is an AMAZING name) you confide your fears to your good friend Miss Jane " I have caught so many more murderers than you " Marple.

I have n't even caught one murderer) .But in all seriousness Christie constructed both a very neat murder mystery and some pretty fascinating characters to go along with it.

Like ost of her mysteries I had no idea who the iller was and the solution to the killing was elegant and followed logically from all the information the reader has been exposed to.Interestingly there was actually very little Miss Marple in this tory.

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Strange as it seems, Miss Marple believes her: “ rs. McGillicuddy looked at her without comprehension and Miss Marple reaffirmed her judgment of her riend as a man of excellent principles and no imagination. ” I always forget about that brief section in 4:50 from Paddington that feels like the eginning of the dreaded story problem: “ if two trains are traveling… ” Luckily, Miss Marple soon discards that line of investigation in favor of looking for the ody, because no one has been reported missing and no one was found dead on the train.

Cast is rounded out by the impish grandson and his school friend, household staff, Yard Detective Craddock and, of course, Miss Marple ( and Florence), with guest appearance by Mrs. McGillicuddy. “ ‘ I ’ m glad you will succeed, my dear Lucy.

You are such an efficient person. ’ “ In some ays, but I haven ’ t had any experience in looking for bodies. ’ ‘ I ’ m sure all it needs is a little common sense, ’ said Miss Marple encouragingly. ” Among Christie ’ s creations, What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw ( the original title) stands out in character and plotting.

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•Another thing about detective fiction that makes me fall head over heels every single time is the long explanation that takes place at the beginnin of the tory, whodunit style, the so-called dénouement.

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The police have nothing to go on besides her story and they 're disinclined to believe her.

I believe this is only my second Miss Marple and as I said, it was quite njoyable.

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5 stars for Lucy and the remainder of the haracters, 1 star for the ridiculous ending.I 'm settling for 3 stars because I love trains in mysteries.Toot-toot!

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