At Bertram's Hotel

When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day!

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By Hannah · ★★★☆☆ · January 16, 2010
I think I liked the idea of this book more than I actually enjoyed it. The feeling that there is something dark and thoroughly sinister behind the pleasant perfection of Bertram's Hotel and its highly trained staff maintained a heightened sense of suspense and kept the reader itching to find out... ...more
By mark (San Francisco, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 08, 2010
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You say you don’t like creative reviews. You say they distract from the passion, you say they aren’t real, you say they replace research with humor. You say they are a waste of time. Yet here you are, playing your little games.

If you are ashamed of yourself because it fe... ...more
By Madeline (Decatur, GA) · ★★★★☆ · November 13, 2010
I'm always grateful when I find a Miss Marple book where the title sleuth gets to actually be present for about half the story - this one, in fact, featured Miss Marple more than any of her other mysteries I've read. She still disappears for lengthy amounts of time, but this time it actually feel... ...more
By D.G. (Dominican Republic) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 16, 2014
**2.5 stars**

This is probably one of the worst books by Agatha Christie I have read. The mystery was boring and the murder came too late. And it was so obvious who the murderer was! Worst, there wasn't conclusive proof that could put the villain in jail, only a policeman's vow that he would find... ...more
By Alaine (Vincentown, NJ) · ★★★★☆ · February 06, 2014
It seems Miss Marple has become a secondary character. I wish we had more time with her thoughts than with Inspector Davy. ...more
By Dahl (Málaga, Spain) · ★★☆☆☆ · October 16, 2011
Hay gente que critíca las novelas de Agatha Christie y eso es algo que siempre me sorprende. Algunos dicen que las tramas son repetitivas, otros que el final es previsible. Hay quién simplemente cree que sus novelas están pasadas de moda.

Luego estamos nosotros, los que creemos que estas novelas j... ...more
By Gina (Northampton, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · February 16, 2011
Truly marvellous - "At Bertram's Hotel" has got to be my favourite Marple so far. Christie once again writes with such style that I had to keep reading until I finally got to the last page. The setting of Bertram's Hotel as one of the biggest crime syndicates is very clever, especially with the u... ...more
By Luffy (Port Louis, N/A, Mauritius) · ★★★★☆ · September 15, 2012
I enjoyed this particular story very much. Not the most imaginative beginning to a review but that's the first thing I wanted to say! Gone here, are the orderly presentations of suspects. Mrs Agatha Christie here departs from her usual structure-although the style is as sterling as ever- and I ca... ...more
By Gerry (Blackpool, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · October 21, 2012
Agatha Christie captures the ambience of the post-war Bertram's Hotel wonderfully well in the first chapter of 'At Bertram's Hotel' and she maintains the feel throughout this absorbing novel.

There is an interesting array of characters staying at Bertram's, including, of course, Miss Marple, and s... ...more
By Τζο (Athens, 35, Greece) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 31, 2015
Miss Marple makes a guest apperance in this one, which is why i gave it a 2.5 star review. The story wasnt as interesting as i wanted it.Nothing actually happened, as in other books, to keep me interested but i did finish it because Christie's excellent writing skill never stops to amaze me. ...more