Friday, April 6, 2012

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (a graphic novel)

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (a graphic novel)

Old Colonel Protheroe was by no means a popular man. He was hated by more people the Osama Bin Laden. even his young and beautiful wife wanted him dead and thought the world would be a better place without him.

One day the colonel is found shot dead through the head in the Vicar's study. Miss Marple solves her first case.


This is going to be a short review because I read this one as a Graphic novel and the it turned out to be 47 pages. So how did the portrayal of Miss Marple in a graphic novel go?
not too good, first of all classic murder mysteries are not action packed adventures like James Bond or Indiana Jones so there isn't much to be had visually. It's just a lot of clues and atmosphere and conversations. so the graphic novel ends up being just conversation between characters. Without the atmosphere that a novel creates and with the absence of your own proprietary visualization of characters and places, The graphic novel ends being boring and dull.

Also the in the novel the Vicar's wife and the dead colonel's wife resemble each other a lot and that causes a lot of confusion.

The mystery in it self is an average one, had I read the actual novel maybe I would have liked it more. I'm giving Miss Marple's Debut 2.5 stars out of 5.

where can you buy it? I got this from Infibeam for Rs 160

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