Miss Marple and Mystery: The Complete Short Stories (Paperback)Agatha Christie (author)
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A brand new omnibus of 55 short stories, presented for the first time in chronological order.
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 devasting 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.
Appearing for the first time in The Murder at The Vicarage (1930) her crime-fighting career spanned over forty years when she solved her final case in 1977 in Sleeping Murder. With every tale flawlessly plotted by the Queen of Crime herself, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through her many film and television appearances.
Here, for the first time, more than 50 of Agatha Christie's mini masterpieces have been collected together in one volume, perfectly illustrating the true breadth of her talent. As well as every story featuring Miss Marple, the book includes additional stand-alone tales, from macabre tales of the supernatural, through suspense-ridden mysteries, to heart-stopping cases of murder.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 46 mm
'The plots are so good that one marvels... most of them would have made a full length thriller.' Daily Mirror
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Bought for a present for somebody. Arrived quickly, looks lovely and the person I bought it for is very happy with it.
“Explore the Range of Agatha’s talent”
For the Christie buff or someone discovering Christie for the first time, I can recommend this anthology of short stories. For those expecting just Miss Marple it will be a shock that the first twenty or more short... More
“Perfect bedside book”
Chunky but not heavy, this is ideal for dipping into for a bedtime read. Such a familiar, much-loved character is a reassuring presence in this wonderful collection. The print is rather small, but you get a lot of it... More
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