This collection gathers together every short storyfeaturing one of Agatha Christie's most famouscreations: Miss Marple. Described by her friendDolly Bantry as "the typical old maid of fiction,"Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in thesleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observingvillage life she has gained an unparalleled insight intohuman nature--and used it to devastating effect.As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heardto say: "She's just the finest detective God evermade"--and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.
“Christie’s heart is in her books, speaking to us through her characters just as clearly and forthrightly as she would speak, could she walk into her drawing room and greet a friend.”
-Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-winning author of the Death on Demand mysteries