Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case

by Agatha Christie

Published by:Collins
First Published:1976
Format:Hardcover
ISBN:9780002317856
ISBN10:0002317850

The owner of a seaside villa is plagued by strange feelings about its past… In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a ‘perfect’ crime committed many years before.
Year First Published:1976

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30879660905: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Fair       List Price: $6.94
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: ThriftBooks-Chicago       AURORA, IL, U.S.A.

 


30907133309: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Good       List Price: $6.94
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: ThriftBooks-Chicago       AURORA, IL, U.S.A.

 


30806361578: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Good       List Price: $6.94
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: ThriftBooks-Baltimore       Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.

 


30781371200: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Good       List Price: $6.94
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: ThriftBooks-Atlanta       AUSTELL, GA, U.S.A.

 


30793032447: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Good       List Price: $6.94
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: ThriftBooks-Phoenix       Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.

 


1396313239: Sleeping Murder

Condition: Used - Good       List Price: $7.15
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited      
ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: Better World Books       Mishawaka, Indiana USA

HarperCollins Publishers Limited. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

 


30082047429: Sleeping murder: Miss Marple's last case

Condition: Good       List Price: $8.73
Publisher: Collins [for] the Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: GlassFrogBooks       Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.

 


30901188160: Sleeping Murder

Condition: Good       List Price: $9.12
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited       Publication Date: 2003
Format: Hardcover       Edition: First Edition       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: Better World Books       Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.

 


93178418: Sleeping Murder

Condition: Very Good       List Price: $10.00
Publisher: Collins Crime Club       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: Brownie's Books & Collectibles       N Fort Myers, Florida USA

London: Collins Crime Club, 1976. 224 pages; binding slightly cocked. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

 


54687391: The Sleeping Murder

Condition: Better than very good       List Price: $10.00
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       Edition: First       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB       Fort Worth, Texas USA

224 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original jacket. First British edition. Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976, and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The book features Miss Marple. It was the last Christie novel, published posthumously, although not the last one Christie wrote featuring Miss Marple. The story is set in the 1930s, though written during the Second World War. She aids a young couple who choose to uncover events in the wife's past life, and not let sleeping murder lie. Newlywed Gwenda Reed travels ahead of her husband to find a home for them on the south coast of England. In a short time, she finds and buys Hillside, a large old house that feels just like home. She re-opens the view to the sea from the terrace and renovates with new bathrooms and improved kitchen, staying in a one-time nursery room while the work progresses. She puts off painting and wallpaper, though she forms a definite idea for the little nursery. When the workmen open a long sealed door, she sees the very wallpaper that was in her mind. Further, a place that seems logical to her for a doorway between two rooms proves to have been one years earlier. She goes to London for a visit with relatives, the author Raymond West, his wife, and his aunt, Miss Jane Marple. During the play, The Duchess of Malfi, when the line "Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle; she died young" is spoken, Gwenda screams out; she saw an image of herself viewing a man saying those words strangling a blonde-haired woman named Helen. Gwenda tells her story to Miss Marple. She was born in India where her father was stationed, then raised in New Zealand by her mother's sister from a toddler, once her mother died. Her father died a few years after her mother. She has memories of being on a ship, but it is clearly two ships. Miss Marple suggests that for at least a short time, Gwenda lived in England with her father and his second wife, which proves to be the case. Her stepmother, Helen Kennedy Halliday, met her father travelling from India back to England, where their shipboard romance led to marriage upon arrival in England. They rented a house in Dillmouth, the seaside town where Helen grew up. The coincidences prove to be memories from Gwenda's stay in that house 18 years ago as a very young child. Now Gwenda ponders her frightening image and the closing words of the play: are they real memories as well? Her husband Giles arrives from New Zealand and the couple decide to pursue this mystery. Helen was raised mainly by half brother, Dr. Kennedy, now retired from practice and moved to another village. He replies to an ad placed by Giles seeking information about Helen. He, too, wants to hear from Helen. Miss Marple arranges to visit friends in Dillmouth. Miss Marple is often at the house, pulling out bindweed from the neglected garden. She finds the man who once gardened for the Kennedy family, brother and sister, who supplies several useful descriptions of events then. Miss Marple finds the cook from the Halliday household, Edith, who remembers that time well. The Hallidays had purchased a house in Norfolk and were soon to move, before Helen disappeared. Helen was heard to argue with a man that he had always frightened her, and she wanted to get away. The servants presumed this was her husband, but it was not. Helen had a few other men in her life before she married Halliday. One was a local boy, the other the son of the local lawyer trying out India for a while, and third was a man she met on board ship on her way out to India to marry that lawyer's son. She married none of them, and was mainly interested in escaping her brother. She did fall in love with Halliday, and loved his daughter. Condition: Slightly cocked. Jacket spine sunned else a better than very good copy in like jacket

 


22400743870: Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case

Condition: Very Good       List Price: $10.00
Publisher: Collins Crime Club, London       Publication Date: 1876
Format: Hardcover       Edition: First Edition       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA, ILAB       Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.

 


72695047: Sleeping Murder

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Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co., nd, c1976,       Publication Date: 1976
Format: Hardcover       Edition: First Edition       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: The Book Store       W Bridgewater, MA, U.S.A.

 


525050324: SLEEPING MURDER

Condition: Fine       List Price: $25.00
Publisher: Collins Crime Club       Publication Date: 1977
Format: Hardcover       Edition: Third Printing       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: SCENE OF THE CRIME ®       Sherman Oaks, California USA

UK: Collins Crime Club, 1977. FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Hardcover. 1977. THIRD PRINTING. AS NEW, bound in plain black boards in lavender dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Sticker ghost bottom front lapel, else FINE. Miss Marple's and Dame Agatha's last case.. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

 


8262816165: SLEEPING MURDER

Condition: Fine       List Price: $25.00
Publisher: Collins Crime Club, UK       Publication Date: 1977
Format: Hardcover       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: SCENE OF THE CRIME ®       SHERMAN OAKS, CA, U.S.A.

 


30891923650: Sleeping Murder C Christie, Agatha

Condition: New       List Price: $98.11
Format: Unknown type:       ISBN: 9780002317856
Seller: BennettBooksLtd       San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

 


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