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Best Miss Marple Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Miss Marple books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadThis collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,” Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature—and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: “She’s just the finest detective God ever…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

2. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadThe first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. “Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,” declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, “would be doing the world at large a favor!” It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later—when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman’s study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

3. A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadAs Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier’s yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

4. The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadLymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets—a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note says “I can’t go on,” but Miss Marple questions the coroner’s verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone—as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly. #69,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1245 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #7127…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

5. A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadThe villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.” A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it. #54,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #976…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

6. 4:50 From Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadFor an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses . . . and no corpse….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

7. A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadRex 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. . . . #378,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4613 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #21060 in Crime Thrillers (Books) #14093 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

8. Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadIn utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel—an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing. Soon she is faced with a new crime—the ultimate crime—murder. It seems someone is adamant that past evils remained buried. . . ….
Author(s): Agatha Christie

9. Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadSoon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernize the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a “perfect” crime committed many years before. #82,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1474 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #8067 in Crime Thrillers (Books) #4895 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

10. The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadIt’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag. #142,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2297 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #6027 in Murder Thrillers #7165 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

11. At Bertram’s Hotel: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadAn old-fashioned London hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out to be.… When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she’s looking for at Bertram’s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day.… #347,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4362 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #19917 in Crime Thrillers…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

12. They Do It with Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadMiss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate—shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder. #220,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3180 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #15078 in Crime Thrillers…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

13. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadOne minute, silly Heather Babcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure, poisoned by a deadly cocktail. It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, because as she knows—even the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets. #122,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2036 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) #5467 in Murder Thrillers #6399 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

14. The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (Agatha Christie Collection) (2012)

Best Miss Marple Books to ReadHercule Poirot is joined by the mysterious problem solver Harley Quin in the pages of The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories—a collection of ingenious short masterworks of mystery and suspense that showcase the legendary Agatha Christie at her very best.A grand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius.In The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, Hercule Poirot unravels the psychological conundrums that motivate a…
Author(s): Agatha Christie

Best Miss Marple Books to Read

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A Murder Is Announced

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 799190

A Caribbean Mystery

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 802280

The Body in the Library

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 902 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 805143

Clues to Christie: An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and All of Agatha Christie's Mysteries

Author(s): Agatha Christie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, Year: 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1045946

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