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I am going to compare the opening pages of two detective stories 'The Adventures of the speckled band' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and 'Miss Marple's Final cases' by Agatha Christie. I am then going to find out what is the most convincing and why.

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GCSE Arthur Conan Doyle

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I am going to compare the opening pages of two detective stories 'The Adventures of the speckled band' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and 'Miss Marple's Final cases' by Agatha Christie. I am then going to find out what is the most convincing and why.

In the beginning of the Speckled Band it starts off with Holmes' sidekick, Dr Watson examining his case notes 'on examining my notes'. He talks about the way that every one of the cases is unusual 'a large number merely strange'. He then recollects on one specific story. He then sets the scene of when Sherlock is woken up by a woman. He then talks about Holmes then going down stairs to meet her and discover the situation that she is in.

At the beginning of Miss Marple's Final Cases it starts off just like an ordinary day. The Vicar's wife comes into the church to do her flower arranging as usual. It was a cold day but also sunny 'as she did so the sun came out'. Whilst inside the church she noticed something huddled on the chancel ' On the chancel steps was a

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