Agatha Christie: At Bertram's Hotel

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  • Amy Lee (Hong Kong Baptist University)

At Bertram's Hotel is an interesting novel because it features some of Christie's best and most original female characters. Along with Miss Jane Marple, there is the ruthless and brilliant Lady Bess Sedgwick, and her daughter Elvira Blake. Women's ideas and actions take a prominent place in this book, as it reveals a female mind turned criminal, and also features Miss Marple's reminiscences about her youth.

As in some of the other Miss Marple adventures, wherever Miss Marple wants to spend a short relaxing holiday a murder is bound to occur. When her kind nephew and niece offer her a trip somewhere, Miss Marple decides to go to Bertram's Hotel in London. She remembers visiting it once with her grandmother, and would like …

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Lee, Amy. "At Bertram's Hotel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2003
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

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  1. Crime, Detective, Spy/ Thriller Fiction