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Miss Marple's Final Cases

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When a lawyer brings his client to Jane and asks her to listen to the story of the events leading up to him finding his wife dead in their hotel room, the client in question thinks it's a waste of time. As I've said before Miss Marple for me IS Joan Hickson, and so every time I read the words Miss Marple I see Joan Hickson in my head and somehow it makes the story even more enjoyable as i imagine her eyes twinkling as she teases whichever policeman is trying to follow her wonderfully rambling stories. I was meant to read this as the final book in my Miss Marple Marathon in 2017, but somehow I never did. A young man has a vision of a beautiful woman being strangled in the room next to his while at a house party. cr 8vo, collins crime club, no inscriptions, vg copy in vg NOT clipped dustwrapper, which is in a clear removable protector.

I have watched many of Miss Marple’s adaptations on TV, but never came across these particular ones. It is further unusual in that the story was read out by Christie herself, in the manner of her previous broadcasts of Behind the Screen (1930) and The Scoop (1931). The dust wrapper is worn at the spine tips and corners, with some slight surface scratching present. And for Christie's short stories which don't feature one of her leading characters: "an Agatha Christie Standalone Short Story. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches.

orig red cloth, name and address to top part of front end paper, a vg clean tight looks barely used copy in vg unclipped dustwrapper which is in a clear removable protector. The book contains eight short stories, six featuring Miss Marple and two other stories, and did not originally appear in the United States because most of the stories had been published earlier in the US in magazines.

I don't at all care for this sort of supernatural horror stuff that doesn't make sense in the first place, let alone in this collection. Whether in St Mary Mead or further afield, there is always much wickedness lurking below the surface, should, like Jane Marple, you have the eyes to see it. The stories Strange Jest, The Case of the Perfect Maid and The Tape-Measure Murder were adapted as episodes of the Japanese anime television series Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple in 2004.Gallery images of our book boxes show an example of what may be included – treat and gift content may differ.

The stories The Tape-Measure Murder, The Case of the Perfect Maid and Sanctuary were adapted as episodes for the BBC Radio 4 radio drama series Miss Marple's Final Cases, starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple and dramatised by Joy Wilkinson. I especially like the first story in the book, Sanctuary, that features her god daughter Bunch, a vicar's wife who comes across a dying man in the church. The text was first published in Volume 3, Issue 64 of the weekly UK magazine Home Journal on 25 May 1935 under the title Behind Closed Doors and with an illustration by Michael Bernard.

I also enjoyed the social changes taking place with each of the books, Miss Marple’s reactions to them, the characters (that AC herself was a great observer of human nature stands out in so many), and even the changes in Miss Marple herself who (when I read the first book this time) was so very different to the impression I had of her and changed as the books progressed. Dust wrapper lightly age toned to perimeters of rear wrap, with a small closed tear to the tail of the rear wrap.

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