41C8RID8SRL._SL500_Book Synopsis: “An old-fashioned London Hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out… 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… 

My Review

I enjoyed this audiobook, although it was quite slow in the beginning. However, thinking it back on it now, I realise there were lots of clues as to where the story was headed and what was going on. Miss Marple wasn’t very involved in this story, but she did help the Chief Inspector a lot, especially towards the end.

I’ve actually listened to an excellent BBC radio version with June Whitfield as Miss Marple, but couldn’t remember much about it. I also saw a TV adaption a while ago and didn’t really enjoy it as it felt too whimsical and aspects of it seemed to be highly unlikely. I was very pleased that this original story was so much better, more realistic for time period.

Stephanie Cole’s performance was fantastic! I’d heard her read The Body in the Library, another Miss Marple a few years ago, so I knew I was going to be for a good time with this audiobook.