Our list of some of the best Miss Marple books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- The Moving Finger: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- 4:50 From Paddington: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- A Pocket Full of Rye: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- At Bertram’s Hotel: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- They Do It with Mirrors: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) (2011)
- The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories (Agatha Christie Collection) (2012)
This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christies 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.
The 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 laterwhen the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergymans study.
As 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 soldiers 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.
Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secretsa 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 cant go on, but Miss Marple questions the coroners verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyoneas secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.
The 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?
For 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 womans throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.
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 Marples suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme. . . .
In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafielan 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 crimethe ultimate crimemurder.
Soon 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.
Its 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.
An 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 shes looking for at Bertrams Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.
Miss 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 fortunateshot 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 strangers visit
and his murder.
One 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 knowseven the most peaceful village can hide dark secrets.
Hercule 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…
Best Miss Marple Books to Read
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A Murder Is Announced
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ID: 799190, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
A Caribbean Mystery
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ID: 802280, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
The Body in the Library
Author(s): Agatha Christie
ID: 805143, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2011, Size: 902 Kb, Format: epub
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