In utter disbelief, Jane Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed It was most intruguing.Soon she iIn utter disbelief, Jane Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed It was most intruguing.Soon she is faced with a new crime the ultimate crime murder It seems someone is adamant that past evils remain buried
Nemesis In utter disbelief Jane Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels He had left instructions for her to investigate

  • Title: Nemesis
  • Author: Agatha Christie Emilia Fox
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Audiobook
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    1. With the year winding down, I find myself tying up loose ends or trying to find one or two more quality novels to read. Yet, when the reading detectives group selected to read Miss Marple's final case, Nemesis, this month, I could not resist joining in the group read. I have long viewed mysteries as my palette cleaners, my bridge in between denser reads. No author does this trick better for me than the queen of crime, Dame Agatha Christie. With a new version of Murder on the Orient Express out i [...]

    2. Miss Jane Marple, the lovable, old, amateur crime fighter , (murders only please, how much time does she have left? ) is back in action again, reading the obituaries in the newspapers, something the ancients, can't stop from doing, all their friends and the people they know, are dropping like flies. Miss Jane , discovers that Mr. Jason Rafiel, who worked with her in a previous case , ( A Caribbean Mystery) has passed away, he was a rich, retired army major, a wizard at finances. She had met him [...]

    3. Alfred! Don't read this!Everybody else:Nemesis. For such an ominous title, Christie presents a rather philosophically reserved and sedentary work. Miss Marple, of the pink fluffy wool and knitting needles, has been left a bequest by Mr. Rafiel, the debilitated rich man she met during A Caribbean Mystery. The bequest is conditional; she must investigate and elucidate a certain happening within a year. No more information is provided. The premise intrigues her and she accepts the challenge. She ta [...]

    4. Despite Miss Marple's twittering, kindly, old biddy persona that she presents to many, she's an analytical, stern, rather ruthless and calculating person, carefully evaluating people's behaviour and words to very effectively determine who is a murderer. Nemesis is a fairly slow moving story, as Miss Marple is tasked with uncovering a mystery by a rich financier she had met while vacationing in the Caribbean some time before. There is much time spent while Miss Marple gets to know a number of peo [...]

    5. In which I mostly skirt around my incredibly long and ever-expanding views on societal victim-shaming because who has days to type that up and people just want to know about the wacky British people, for godssakeNemesis starts very intriguingly, with Mr. Rafiel, introduced in A Caribbean Mystery leaving Miss Marple in his will twenty-thousand pounds, given she solve a mystery for him. Old hat for Miss Marple, right? Except she won't be told the who, the what, the where, or the when of the crime, [...]

    6. Phew, just finished and you know, I don't think I've ever read this. I knew the story, probably through the TV version, but this was even better.The plot was excellent and it was probably the Miss Marple book with her the most visible, which truly made it enjoyable. A wonderful cast of characters, in a fantastic setting and an unknown mystery to solve with Miss Marple in the middle of it, what more could you want.And now that being the last novel, and only the final short stories to go in this c [...]

    7. This year I have been reading (or rather re-reading) all of the Miss Marple books. Although I have one book of short stories left, this is the final novel, published in 1971 (Christie died in 1976). Many of Christie’s later books are not considered up to par with her greatest works, mostly published in the 1930’s. Certainly, Christie – through her characters – is a little crotchety in this outing. Young women are referred to in rather unkind terms, showing the author’s displeasure with [...]

    8. ‘She’s going to take it on, is she? Sporting old bean,’ he said. Then he added, ‘I suppose she knows something of what it’s all about, does she?’ ‘Apparently not,’ said Mr Broadribb. I would have reviewed this one a while ago, right after I read the book, in fact, but I really didn't want to be reminded about much of the book.I have really grown to dislike Miss Marple and this book is a fine example of everything that bugs me about her character. From her innate xenophobia: "The [...]

    9. 2.5/5. Turns out I'm just not a fan of Christie's 1970s novels (except for the ones she wrote years before, but which were published in the 1970s). The mystery itself was actually quite good, but what really annoyed me were some of the remarks made by Miss Marple and other characters in this story. A lot of it was highly problematic - there was some victim blaming mixed with a few xenophobic and rascist comments and totally outdated views on women's position in society. No idea if these were Chr [...]

    10. "Was she, Jane Marple—could she ever be—ruthless? “D’you know,” said Miss Marple to herself, “it’s extraordinary, I never thought about it before. I believe, you know, I could be ruthless….” Ms Marple might look innocuous, but this old lady has secret depths. Who said being old meant stupid or indeed harmless? No, this old lady can be ruthless in her search for justice, and this is the mission assigned to her from the grave by an old acquaintance, the millionaire Mr Rafiel. Off [...]

    11. "ان الحب كلمة رهيبة بل لعلها من أشد الكلمات رهبة في هذة الدنيا!""الحب يا لها من كلمة مخيفة"رواية "الحب الذي قتل" او "انتقام العدالة" أو كما هو ترجمة إسمها الأصلي"الشئ الذي يصعب هزيمته" أو "العدو" كلها أسماء تصلح للرواية، ولكن يبقى إثارتها في طي الكتمان داخل صفحاتها. لا أريد أن أحر [...]

    12. Conservative old people with judgmental attitudes + half-assed amateur psychology = offensive and unconvincing mystery

    13. At the heart of it, Nemesis is a story about love. A powerful emotion that brings out the best and worst, and propels people to act in ways that surprise them. The story begins with Miss Marple, resigned to passivity from a rheumatoid back. Her mind, though diminished in memory, retains its sharp curiosity on human motivations, a gift employed often in the past to solve mysteries. When a call comes from the grave of an old acquaintance for help, but with no clue as to how and why, Miss Marple’ [...]

    14. One of my favorites of Miss Marple's stories. Not sure why. Maybe it is the promise of riches (to her) at the end or danger she puts herself in. Or just the fact that she is traveling around rather staying in one (relatively) safe place.Jason Rafiel, whom she met when her nephew sent her to the West Indies, gave her the sobriquet of Nemesis and is dying, leaves her some funds if she will resolve a situati0n. He doesn't really tell her what the situation is, and his lawyers don't really know much [...]

    15. Cuando me enfrento a libros más antiguas suelo encontrarme con dos problemas de los que trato de abstraerme, una es la diferencia de estilos de escritura. A veces se pueden apreciar, otras se vuelven un tanto pesados. El segundo problema es el choque temporal, algunos comentarios, mensajes… en definitiva, la forma de pensar. En este libro concreto, comentarios que hay no me han dejado saborearlo bien.Al margen de eso, la trama de misterio es buena (¡cómo no!). Me gusta el ambiente de este l [...]

    16. إذا كُنت مفتش ذو خبرة في مجال الجريمةوحصلت على معلومات لجريمة ما للتحقيق فيها واكتشاف الجانيإنها عملية شاقةتحتاج من الحنكة والمجهود الكثيرعين ثاقبة , وتفكير مُنظم , وأدلة تُرشدك إلى وجهتك الصحيحةلكنكيف سيكون الحالإذا لم تكن يوماً ما مفتش أو ما شابه ذلكأنت فقط عجوز مسن ترهقه [...]

    17. Nemesis is one of my all-time favorite Agathas, and I consider it vastly underrated. Critics tend to act as though all of Christie's later work was sub-par, but I vehemently disagree. The worst that could be said is that her style becomes less crisp, more apt to be repetitive or wordy. However, in the case of Nemesis, this does not strike me as a problem--part of what I love most about this novel is the sense of "atmosphere"; it could almost be a Gothic, which is quite a departure for Christie. [...]

    18. An unusual mystery as Miss Marple is sent on a quest with no clues as to who has been murdered I loved the atmosphere of this book which has scenes steeped in a brooding melancholy - and it's rich in literary allusions: Clytemnestra, Ophelia, Chekhov's Three Sisters, Romeo and Juliet. More disconcerting are some horrible period attitudes towards women and rape ("Girls are far more ready to be raped nowadays their mothers insist that they should call it rape").It's lovely, too, to see Miss Marple [...]

    19. I didn't finish this book. The mystery portion is confused and pretty slow to build - most likely because we are following a much older, slower Marple, but this keeps the story from being more entertaining. The real reason I didn't finish, and the reason for the one star review, is that for much of the book Miss Marple and various other "good" characters blame young women for getting raped. No joke, they actually spell it out several times that "these young girls" seduce men and then say they've [...]

    20. Brilliant. One of the best Agatha plot hooks ever. Miss Marple gets a letter from a man she met once before. He is now dead, and his solicitor forwards a letter he left for Miss Marple. In it, he asks her to solve a crime for him. If she succeeds, she will get twenty thousand pounds. But the letter contains no actual information or firm instructions about how to proceed. A very satisfying book!

    21. لغز جديد مع أجاثا ومتعة أخري تقرأها وتشعر بها تتغلغل بداخلك فلا صوت ولا ضوضاء ولا شئ حولك يأخذك منها فهي تأسرك تماما ليس الحبكة فقط في حل اللغز ،لا ولكن الرواية في حد ذاتها تستغرقك وتري نفسك مُهتماً تقلب الصفحات وتحاول تذكر الأحداث وتأخذ أنفاسك وتصبر وتقرأ ثم تراها تسبقك ت [...]

    22. I find it ironic and amusing how clearly Agatha Christie loved writing about her proper, Matronly sleuth Miss Marple, while making her slightly prejudiced against foreigners, while her other main, Poirot, was such a foreigner he basically embodied everything it means to be one. p 65: "Miss Marple had never succeeded in abandoning her Victorian view of foreigners. One never KNEW with foreigners."" I've read a handful of Miss Marple stories, but generally find most of them to be lackluster compare [...]

    23. In the Caribbean mystery Miss Marple meets an old man who is so impressed with her skill as an amateur detective. In his will he bequeaths some money to her if she will solve a mystery. Sounds easy enough for the Devine Miss M, but he doesn't give her any clues. Of course she does. She's Miss Marple!

    24. Re-reading & reading all of Agatha Christie. This one is a pleasure. Miss Marple becomes Nemesis in a pink fluffy scarf for the second time. Innumerable cups of tea, much knitting & thinking & twittering in an "old pussy" manner to throw sand in the eyes of almost all & sundry. Many red herrings & interesting types, but she hones in on evil like it is true north. I almost always love my time in Christie's various world's, & as I grow older I appreciate how invisible and s [...]

    25. Book 13 of the Miss Marple Challenge. Miss Marple’s final full length mystery has her looking into a most unusual mystery―one where she doesn’t know even what she’s investigating. Miss Marple has received an interesting offer from Mr Rafiel, who she met and who was her “ally” in solving the Caribbean Mystery. Mr Rafiel has died recently and in his will proposed a bequest of £20,000 to Miss Marple contingent on her solving a problem using her special set of skills. But he doesn’t t [...]

    26. I remembered this too well from a previous read. This follows on from Caribbean Mystery, where Marple is hired to investigate a cold case.

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