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A Pocket Full of Rye is a mystery novel written by Agatha Christie, and is one of the novels in the Miss Marple series.

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea when he suddenly died – poisoned. Later, the most puzzling thing about the whole affair was brought to light. One of Fortescue's pockets was full of rye.

The police are stuck; but of course, Miss. Marple is not...

Reader's Reviews[]


Good fun, as always, although the story is slightly ridiculous, but then, when are they not? A totally unexpected murderer at the end, so, as usual, Agatha Christie keeps you in suspense!


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Parental Guidance[]

  • Reading Age: 13+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

A murder story, so some deaths.

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  • Other books by Agatha Christie, particularly her Miss Marple series.

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