The Murder at the Vicarage marked the debut of the calm and beloved female detective: Jane Marple. Colonel Protheroe, the judicial officer that everyone in town hates, was shot in the head. No one heard gunshots. No bullets found. But it seems that everyone around the pastoral house has a reason to want to kill the colonel.
Still a very dramatic style, very “agatha”, the story begins not so impressively, everything has been slowly going with the house since the pastor at the pastoral home. Even when the murder happened, the story was still not pushed high. Little by little the mysteries are revealed, each clue is revealed, it seems that the author is challenging the reader to find the culprit. It all came together as a trigger for the dramatic finale when Miss Marple exposes the villain, as the climax of a drama. The culprit hiding tactic is very familiar if you are a fan of Agatha, like a piece of chess that has been eaten, you should not pay attention to it.
The structure of the story is quite logical, although there are some details that are quite forced, but this is a work worth reading by the queen of detective. Personally, I quite like the village in the story because it is quite similar to the neighbors in Vietnam, with very “eight” ladies.