Marple: Twelve New Stories (Paperback)
  • Marple: Twelve New Stories (Paperback)

Marple: Twelve New Stories (Paperback)

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Published: 08/06/2023
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Featuring huge names from across the literary spectrum - including Leigh Bardugo, Lucy Foley and Val McDermid - this irresistible collection of short mysteries reimagines Agatha Christie's seminal sleuth through a dozen different pairs of eyes.

A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime's legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie's Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery.

  • Naomi Alderman
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Alyssa Cole
  • Lucy Foley
  • Elly Griffiths
  • Natalie Haynes
  • Jean Kwok
  • Val McDermid
  • Karen M. McManus
  • Dreda Say Mitchell
  • Kate Mosse
  • Ruth Ware

Miss Marple was first introduced to readers in a story Christie wrote for The Royal Magazine in 1927 and made her first appearance in a full-length novel in 1930's The Murder at the Vicarage. It has been 45 years since Agatha Christie's last Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, was published posthumously in 1976, and this collection of ingenious new stories by twelve Christie devotees will be a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains the most famous fictional female detective of all time.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008467357
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


'Without a doubt, the greatest mystery writer of all time' - Ragnar Jonasson

'A hundred years after her first novel, and we are all still standing in her shadow' - Andrew Taylor

'Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers' - Val McDermid

'She gives us an insight into human nature that few, if any, have surpassed' - Susan Lewis

'Dame Agatha has sold more books than all besides Shakespeare and the Bible' - David Baldacci

'All crime fiction writers around the globe owe Agatha Christie a massive debt' - Peter James

'Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.' - Tana French

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Well this was a very enjoyable book. Twelve new stories featuring Agatha Christie's marvellous Miss Jane Marple are presented in this new collection from a variety of very talented authors. Miss Marple is a... More

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“Agatha Christie Would Be Proud!!!”

It's time to return to the quiet English village of St Mary Mead and it's most famous spinster sleuth and Agatha Christie's greatest creation Miss Jane Marple. Featuring twelve brand new short stories... More

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Stu Cummins

“Fantastic collection of mystery short stories that capture the essence of Christie, whilst appealing to a 21st century audience”

I have been a huge fan of Christie ever since I read one of her mysteries for the first time as a teen. There’s something timeless about the ingenuity of her plots, the astute characterisation and her perpetual... More

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