Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
Agatha Christie’s elderly spinster sleuth Miss Jane Marple is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous characters. After the short story ‘The Tuesday Night Club’ was published with 1927, Jane Marple first appeared in a novel in ‘The Murder at the Vicarage’ published in 1930. It’s a classic ‘who done it’ murder mystery where we meet the residents of St Mary Mead and are introduced to the character of Miss Marple.
Miss Marple is a beloved character for many Agatha Christie fans – a quick minded, sharp tongued elderly spinster with a nose for smelling out evil – the village of St Mary Mead is lucky to have this lady as a resident to resolve the village murders. Often disguising her sharp mind behind the appearance of a doddery old lady, Miss Marple Marple appears in a total of 13 mystery novels solving murders as well as 20 other short stories. There’s no other character quite like Miss Marple – from Sherlock Holmes to Chief Inspector Barnaby of Midsomer Murders, Carol Jordan in Val McDermid’s Wire in the Blood series, or any other detective series – just as there is no-one quite like Poirot, none are like Miss Jane Marple either. The only elderly detective of her kind, Christie’s character Miss Marple is a one of a kind and therefore a must read. Check out the items below for all you want to know about this elderly and entertaining sleuth!