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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective, but appearances are deceiving...

A shrewd woman with a sparkle in her eye, she isn’t above speculation about her neighbours in the small village of St Mary Mead. A keen advocate for justice, armed often only with her knitting needles and a pair of gardening gloves, this sleuth knows plenty about human nature.

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    Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.

Year: 1930
Genre: Cozy Detective

    The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, 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?

Year: 1942
Genre: Cozy Detective

    The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

A spate of poison pen letters wreaks havoc on an English village. Once a place of trust, now all inhabitants are full of accusations. Who could be writing the letters and why?

Year: 1942
Genre: Cozy Detective

    A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ A childish practical joke? A crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

Year: 1950
Genre: Cozy Detective

    A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie

A series of murders disguised within a nursery rhyme, Miss Marple’s on the case with two of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, this time following the rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'. 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…

Year: 1953
Genre: Cozy Detective


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YearTitle

1930Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
1942The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
1942The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
1950A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie
1953A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
1971Nemesis by Agatha Christie
1976Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case by Agatha Christie