I’ll admit; I chose to read Christie because of a Doctor Who episode featuring her. The Doctor’s statement that Agatha Christie was the best selling author of all time and space was somewhat grandiose, and warranted a library reserve at least I felt. After reading Murder at the Vicarage, the first of Christie’s Miss Marple series, I see why Agatha Christie is indeed only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. The murder mystery, told from the perspective of a small-town clergyman who walks into his study to find a body, is impossible to put down. Thrilling, smart, and funny, with language that never distracts but always engages, I loved this story, and can’t wait to read more of Agatha Christie.