The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 12 November 1962 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in September 1963 under the shorter title of The Mirror Crack'd and with a copyright date of 1962. The UK edition retailed at fifteen shillings (15/-) and the US edition at $3.75.It is set in the fictional English village of St. Mary Mead and features Miss Marple. It was dedicated by Christie: "To Margaret Rutherford, in admiration."
The novel received good reviews on publication, for "the shrewd exposition of what makes a female film star tick", and being easy to read, though the plot was not as "taut" as some of Christie's novels. A later review found it "one of the best of her later books" and liked the way that "the changes in village life and class structure since the war are detailed".
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