The polls have closed on the quarter-finals for the best Miss Marple poll so it’s time to take a look at the results – and not everything went as you might have expected – and then crack on with the voting for the semi-finals – and a bonus extra poll.
Um… not much of a contest with this one. Interesting pairing given the similarities between the novels, but A Murder Is Announced walks away with this one.
Not the walkover of the first match-up, but, dare I say it, this one-sided match-up is between two of the outsiders in the second round – in my opinion of course. I think if I’d picked my eight favourites, the A Pocket Full Of Rye would have ousted one of these (and possibly A Caribbean Mystery the other one). But 4:50 From Paddington goes through – let’s see how it does in the semi-final.
A much closer match-up, with the lead swapping between the books through the poll, until Vicarage pulled away towards the end – which, to be honest, surprised me a little. But it goes through to play the winner of…
Just when you thought that all of the group winners were going to go through to the semi-finals… To be honest, I thought The Body In The Library would be the book to buck the trend but I’m delighted that one of my favourites, The Moving Finger, that does the trick and moves onwards.
But before I put the semi-final draw polls up, there’s a second poll that I’m going to run alongside it. It’s the “Best Agatha Christie Novel That Doesn’t Feature Poirot, Miss Marple Or Ten People Stuck On An Island”! Catchy title, no? Some people have been asking for a non-series one, but let’s face it, we know who’s going to win that one. Hence it’s removal. I’ll run this one alongside the semi-finals and final round of the Miss Marple poll. So here are three things to vote for:
Polls close on Saturday, 6pm ish.