Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)

Agatha Christie and Shrewd Miss Marple

Author: P. J. Keating

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992650735

Category: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character)

Page: 250

View: 8645

"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

View: 2866

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

View: 9734

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.

Five complete Miss Marple novels

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 9780517321775

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

View: 8256

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.

4:50 from Paddington

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061738441

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8820

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.
Biography & Autobiography

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

View: 7504

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.

The Body in the Library

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739529

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7497

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.
Literary Collections

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

View: 3643

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!

Crooked House

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006614

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3168

“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.
Detective and mystery stories, English

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006499562

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 129

View: 4453

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.
Detective and mystery stories, English

Miss Marple Omnibus

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780006499596

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 2065

View: 4076

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&
Biography & Autobiography

Curtain Up

Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre

Author: Julius Green

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 1076

From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world’s bestselling mystery writer’s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday. Agatha Christie has long been revered around the world for her mysteries and the indelible characters she created, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. In addition to her contributions as a novelist, this gifted writer was also an acclaimed playwright. Offering a unique, in-depth look at her work for the stage, Curtain Up analyzes her plays and features excerpts from Agatha Christie’s correspondences, notebooks, and several unpublished and unperformed scripts quoted from for the first time. Meticulously researched, peppered with groundbreaking discoveries—including a details discussion of her only play to premiere in America—Curtain Up sheds new light on Christie’s artistry and adds a fascinating layer to her remarkable story.
Detective and mystery plays

Agatha Christie's Murder at the Vicarage

Author: Moie Charles,Barbara Toy

Publisher: Samuel French


Category: Detective and mystery plays

Page: 83

View: 8855

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

A is for Arsenic

The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Author: Kathryn Harkup

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911296

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 3913

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681777118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 9511

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie. It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year—more than thirty years after her death—and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful 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, but the truth behind this mysterious woman.

A Talent for Murder

A Novel

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501145061

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7372

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--Copyright page.

Murder Is Easy

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062113437

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5361

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.…
Foreign Language Study

Murder on the Orient Express

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Penguin Longman

ISBN: 9781405892148

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 77

View: 9261

Retelling of the classic murder mystery, written for intermediate English language learners. Book includes learning activities as well as a word list at the back.

A Pocket Full of Rye


Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008255985


Page: 224

View: 8287

A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman...Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his 'counting house' when he suffered an agonising 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 parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme...
Sports & Recreation


A Short History of the Long Ball

Author: Peter Keating

Publisher: ESPN Books

ISBN: 9781933060095

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2362

No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the home run. So how come weve had to wait so long for the definitive biography! Dingers! tells the history of the round-tripper, from Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative will trace the relationship among home runs, players, and fans, showing how "going yard" has grown in importance to the point where jacking the ball over the wall often overshadows the actual results of games. Easy to read forhistory, browse for nuggets, or use for reference, Dingers! appeals to casual fans and seamheads alike. Think of it as your one-stop guide to going downtown.