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Agatha Christie + Sherry Club discusses A Pocket Full of Rye

We're continuing Agatha Christie club remotely! Until it's safe to dine together again, Chantal and I will host our book club online via zoom. RSVP for an event link! You can also purchase the book and get it shipped to you. We also have an option to get tea and scones the day before via our friends at Lulabelle's and yet another ticket level that includes a discounted sherry option for curbside pick up at The Girl & the Vine in Takoma! We got you.


In Agatha Christie’s classic, A Pocket Full of Rye, the bizarre death of a financial tycoon has Miss Marple investigating a very odd case of crime by rhyme.

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.

Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. . . .