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Agatha Christie and Shrewd Miss Marple

Author: P. J. Keating

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992650735

Category: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)

Page: 250

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"Keating gives a positive account of Christie's literary aims, draws attention to her creative interest in Freud and Shakespeare, and offers some challenging new interpretations of individual novels. Miss Marple herself emerges with a revitalized image and, as a bonus, a few mysteries about her personality and her famous home village of St. Mary Mead are unexpectedly solved"--Page [4] of cover.

At Bertram's Hotel

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579127329

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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During a vacation in London, Miss Marple becomes suspicious of the other guests in her too-dignified West End hotel.

Sleeping Murder

Miss Marple's Last Case

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062073729

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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.

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

A Miss Marple Collection

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062330551

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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This 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 made”—and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.

4:50 from Paddington

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061738441

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In Agatha Christie’s classic mystery 4:50 From Paddington, a woman in one train witnesses a murder occurring in another passing one…and only Miss Marple believes her story. For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth McGillicuddy stared helplessly out of her carriage window as a man tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Mrs. McGillicuddy's friend Jane Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there are no other witnesses, no suspects, and no case -- for there is no corpse, and no one is missing. Miss Marple asks her highly efficient and intelligent young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow to infiltrate the Crackenthorpe family, who seem to be at the heart of the mystery, and help unmask a murderer.

Five complete Miss Marple novels

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 9780517321775

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

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Here are five of the ever-shrewd Miss Marple's most intriguing cases. Includes The Mirror Crack'd, A Caribbean Mystery, Nemesis, The Body in the Library and What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw.

The Body in the Library

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739529

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The iconic Miss Marple must investigate the case of a girl found dead in Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, The Body in the Library It’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 into their home to investigate. Amid rumors of scandal, she baits a clever trap to catch a ruthless killer.

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

The Complete Novels in One Sitting

Author: Jennifer Kasius

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762452101

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Miss Jane Marple, the elderly spinster from St. Mary Mead, is one of mystery fans' most beloved sleuths. She is featured in twelve of Agatha Christie's classic whodunits, all of which are summarized here in this tiny tome. Featuring plot synopses, character profiles, and photographs, this miniature edition gives any mystery lover a chance to cozy up with their favorite cases, from The Murder at the Vicarage to Sleeping Murder. Perfect for reading in small bites, or devouring all in one sitting!

The Secret of Chimneys

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006738

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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What is The Secret of Chimneys? A young drifter finds out when a favor for a friend pulls him into the heart of a deadly conspiracy in this captivating classic from Agatha Christie. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger. As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret. . . .

The Complete Miss Marple Collection

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062332821

Category: Fiction

Page: 3600

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The complete eBook collection of all thirteen Miss Marple mysteries including the short stories by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, A Murder is Announced, They Do It With Mirrors, A Pocketful of Rye, 4:50 from Paddington, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, A Caribbean Mystery, At Bertram's Hotel, Nemesis, Sleeping Murder, and Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories.

Miss Marple Omnibus

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780006499596

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 2065

View: 1913

Four Of Agatha Christie S Twelve, Celebrated Miss Marple Novels In A Single Volume, Bound In The Stylish Livery Of The New Series. The Body In The LibraryIt S Seven In The Morning, And The Body Of A Young Woman Is Found In The Bantry S Library. And What S The Connection With Another Dead Girl, Found In A Deserted Quarry? Miss Marple Is Invited To Investigate The Mystery Before Tongues Start To Wag& And Another Innocent Victim Is Murdered In Cold Blood.The Moving FingerThe Quiet Inhabitants Of Lymstock Are Unsettled By A Sudden Outbreak Of Hate-Mail. But When One Of The Recipients Commits Suicide, Only Miss Marple Questions The Coroner S Verdict. Is This The Work Of A Poison Pen&Or A Poisoner?A Murder Is AnnouncedAn Advertisement In The Chipping Cleghorn Gazette Announces The Time And Place Of A Forthcoming Murder. Many Think It S A Hoax But The Owner Of The House Named As The Murder Site Is Less Than Impressed. Especially When Half The Village Turn Up At The Allotted Time And Then The Lights Go Out& And The Screaming Starts.4.50 From PaddingtonAs Two Trains Run Together, Side By Side, Mrs Mcgillicuddy Watches A Murder. Then The Other Train Draws Away. With No Other Witnesses, And Not Even A Body, Who Will Take Her Story Seriously. The She Remembers Her Old Friend Miss Marple&

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks

Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

Author: John Curran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie’s legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new material from the author of such classics as And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Death on the Nile, but Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is also a must-read tutorial for writers who want to learn the intricacies of constructing crime novels.

Crooked House

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006614

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” --Agatha Christie Described by the queen of mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published work, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mystery. The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006499562

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 129

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The crimes tackled by Miss Marple include 16 murders, four attempted murders, and assorted robberies, embezzlements, blackmailings and poachings. This biography combs through the 12 novels and 20 short stories in which Miss Marple appeared in order to reveal her true identity.

Murder Is Easy

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062113437

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8328

A quiet English village is plagued by a fiendish serial killer in Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie’s classic thriller, Murder is Easy. Luke Fitzwilliam does not believe Miss Pinkerton’s wild allegation that a multiple murderer is at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood and that her local doctor is next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke is inclined to think so—until he reads in the Times of the unexpected demise of Wychwood’s Dr. Humbleby.…

A is for Arsenic

The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Author: Kathryn Harkup

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911296

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the BMA Book Awards and Macavity Awards 2016 Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's all made-up ... Agatha Christie revelled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being a central part of the novel. Her choice of deadly substances was far from random – the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts? Christie's extensive chemical knowledge provides the backdrop for A is for Arsenic, in which Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today. A is for Arsenic is a celebration of the use of science by the undisputed Queen of Crime.

Agatha Christie's Murder at the Vicarage

Author: Moie Charles,Barbara Toy

Publisher: Samuel French


Category: Detective and mystery plays

Page: 83

View: 2727

When the Parson declares rather carelessly 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Prothero would be doing the world at large a service !', he does not realise his words will come back to haunt him. From several potential murderers, Miss Marple must find the real killer



Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008255930


Page: 224

View: 8990

A message from a dead acquaintance prompts a bus tour to an unknown crime...In 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.Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel 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.

Agatha Christie

an English mystery

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 534

View: 4364

A passionate and accomplished writer, Laura Thompson now turns her highly acclaimed biographical skills to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, thirty years after her death Christie's books still sell over four million copies worldwide a year. Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - most famously her disappearance in 1926. Did she lose her memory? Was she trying to punish Archie? Even get him arrested for murder? Or was this usually private woman simply performing a grand publicity stunt (indeed her sales rocketed). Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction plots, but the truth behind her private life as well.

Fire in the Thatch

Author: E.C.R. Lorac

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 1464209685

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3686

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon – renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaughan sets to work farming the land, rearing geese and renovating the cottage. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life. On a nearby farm lives the bored, flirtatious June St Cyres, an exile from London while her husband is a Japanese POW. June's presence attracts fashionable visitors of dubious character, and threatens to spoil Vaughan's prized seclusion. When Little Thatch is destroyed in a blaze, all Vaughan's work goes up in smoke – and Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder.

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