Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories: A Miss Marple Collection
Miss Marple: The Complete Story Collection gathers together in one magnificent volume all of Agatha Christie’s short stories featuring her beloved intrepid investigator, Miss Marple. It’s an unparalleled compendium of murder, mayhem, mystery, and detection that represents some of the finest short... show more
Miss Marple: The Complete Story Collection gathers together in one magnificent volume all of Agatha Christie’s short stories featuring her beloved intrepid investigator, Miss Marple. It’s an unparalleled compendium of murder, mayhem, mystery, and detection that represents some of the finest short form fiction in the crime fiction field, and is an essential omnibus for Christie fans.
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.
Publish date: 2013-11-05
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Miss Marple short stories
It looks like this collection contains all of the stories from The Thirteen Problems as well as some additional stories. I think Miss Marple lends herself well to the short story format, although I didn't enjoy the later stories quite as much as the earlier ones. Overall they were pretty good though...
Enjoyed this book so much. Miss Marple is so much fun.
This collection was pretty much a hit with me. There are only a few stories that I felt okay to meh about and so I gave the entire book 4 stars. If you don't know Miss Marple by now, I don't suggest you start with this collection. What I do like though is that Miss Marple is a lot more endearing in ...
Read this collection of short stories again. I love her work and these stories were also enjoyable.
"Miss Marple insinuated herself so quickly into my life that I hardly noticed her arrival," Agatha Christie wrote in her posthumously-published autobiography (1977) about the elderly lady who, next to Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot, quickly became one of her most beloved characters. Somewhat re...