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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories | Agatha Christie
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Miss Marple: The Complete Story Collection gathers together in one magnificent volume all of Christie s short stories featuring her beloved intrepid investigator an unparalleled compendium of murder, mayhem, mystery, and detection that represents some of the finest short form fiction in the crime fiction field."
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Robotswithpersonality
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I didn't want it to end! Very happy to realize there are 12 novels featuring this character for me to sink my teeth into. Tone and length really lent to reading these short stories aloud. Very much into the 'little old lady is a lot sharper than you think' trope, and as much as the humble village life is overplayed, it's satisfying to see a mystery-solving protagonist grounded in life experience, rather than just uncanny observational skills.

Robotswithpersonality A lot less blatantly objectionable content than I encountered in And Then There Were None, but definitely still dated in values and opinions.

⚠️Orientalism, fetishization of non-English women and religions, xenophobia/racism, ableism, misogyny
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Robotswithpersonality
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Do we classify that as floral innuendo or floral booty call?
A presumptuous theatre-goer, for certain!

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Robotswithpersonality
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Wholesome after dinner activities. 😝

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Robotswithpersonality
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Overly familiar, verbose stranger telling ghoulish stories while you try and paint the scenery?
The correct response in two words!

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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm getting 'Quint, from Jaws' vibes...

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Clergymen, always the buzzkill at the pagan orgy. 😏

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Robotswithpersonality
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Looks like I'll be doing a lot of looking up of archaic words! MY kind of detecting. ?
Banting: "was a popular term for losing weight by excluding sugar from your diet. It was named after a Mr Banting." [Which I think refers to the Canadian doctor who helped discover insulin?!]. The things you learn by accident.
God reference aside, I appreciate a friend counseling another in 1932 not to diet, that her body is just as it should be.

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Gotta assume this was not an actual pile o' flour.
Common vernacular lost to the passage of time....suppose it's like polenta? To the Google!

Robotswithpersonality The internet has spoken. General consensus is a thin pudding. Sounds like comfort food to me 1w
bnp I'm familiar with using cornstarch (US)/ cornflour (UK) to thicken what we call a pudding in the US. Is that what this is? 1w
Robotswithpersonality @bnp Looks like pudding where cornstarch is the main ingredient (or at least the name of the pudding/custard) is a thing as well! 1w
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StaceGhost I loved the new anthology but these are the best 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 4mo
SusanLee @StaceGhost I‘m enjoying it thus far 4mo
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EvieBee
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“There is a great deal of wickedness in village life. I hope you dear young people will never realize how very wicked the world is.” —Miss Marple

Finally finished this book of mystery stories and I loved it! I adore Miss Marple even more. I think I‘m ready to go through her books in chronological order now.

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Leftcoastzen Awww , pretty photo! 10mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thank you, Linda! 🫶🏼 10mo
batsy Love the photo! I had the urge to watch some of the Marple TV episodes starring Geraldine McEwan and had the luck of finding them on YouTube. Now I feel like reading all of the Marple books at once 😆 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely edition! 💖 10mo
EvieBee @batsy That is awesome, Batsy! She‘s so cozy, right? If you get the chance, try watching the ones with Joan Hickson. They‘re so nostalgic I could scream! 😩🤣 10mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, Jessie! 💕🫶🏼 (edited) 10mo
Linsy Love that cover!! 🧡 10mo
batsy @EvieBee Oh, yes! I love Joan Hickson in the role so much and the show was really well done 💖 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @EvieBee I‘ve been watching a lot of the Poirot series recently, starring David Suchet. I‘m surprised I was still baffled by the murders even though I‘ve read the books, but that was a long time ago 😄. Maybe now I should continue with the Marple series..☺️ (edited) 10mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @EvieBee Aaah yes to David Suchet's Poirot! So good! 🤩 I'm glad there's so many episodes, it feels like I'll never run out even though I've probably watched them all over the years lol (and yes, continually surprised by the solutions though I've read it before 😂) 10mo
EvieBee @Linsy Thank you, Linsy! 🥰 10mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I started watching Poirot too last year. It was sooo much better than I remembered. I allowed myself an episode daily for anxiety lol! Because there are way more Poirot stories and novels I decided to start with Miss Marple and complete the whole lot. (edited) 10mo
StaceGhost Yes to all of this! We received the Poirot box set as a wedding gift and it‘s our favorite comfort watch ❤️ we also just finished the McEwan and just started the Hickson series! 10mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost That is an awesome wedding present! I‘m hoping someone will make a series of the Marple short stories like they did for Poirot. 🫶🏼❤️ 10mo
StaceGhost @EvieBee that would be so good! Or at least, I hope it would lol I did not like the new poirot movies at all 10mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost So I resisted watching them because I‘m a purist but I did watch The Nile. Not a huge fan but I loved the attention to detail with clothing and surroundings. Not sure if I‘ll watch the others. 10mo
Bookzombie I haven‘t watched read all of her books, but I have watched the Geraldine McEwan/Julia McKenzie series and enjoyed it. Not a Marple, but I just finished Hugh Laurie‘s new Why Didn‘t They Ask Evans? production and really enjoyed it too. 10mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Those are good! And I just saw that pop up on Amazon or Hulu, can‘t remember but I might have to watch that! I enjoyed the 80s version so I imagine it should be good! 10mo
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Leahkl
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4 stars

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Today‘s reading. This old comfort. It is not only 13 problems but other short stories

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kspenmoll
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Finished this over a several months just reading 2 stories a few times a week. I sped my reading up for the #novelnovember readathon. Began this week on p.248, finished the book, reading 150 pages. It was fun to be in Miss Marple‘s village world. Seemed as if her words were sparse, as well as her images. I could picture her characters, places, landscapes, etc. perfectly with her imagery.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
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#catsoflitsy
Trying to read myself to sleep but Poe says “No! Pet me!”

#novelnovember #readathon
Today read 80+ pages of Inspector Irene Huss, 2 Miss Marple short stories, started ch 5 of Murder at the Royal Botanical Gardens. #audio

wanderinglynn So cute! How could you not pet that adorable floofy cuteness? ❤️🐱 1y
Andrew65 Well done, especially with the distraction 🤣 👏👏👏 1y
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I realized after I checked this out that I‘ve read the stories in various collections already. I love Miss Marple though, so it was fun to read them again & be reminded of the outcome of each mystery. Unlike some of Christie‘s collections, I enjoyed all of these stories & getting to revisit the fun side characters in Miss Marple‘s world. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 20 stories-301 pts

JazzFeathers It's been such a long time since last l read Miss Marple. But l remember liking her far more than Poirot 😁 1y
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Then she tidied up the church, slipped into a pew and knelt for a few moments to say her prayers before running to the vicarage to attack the piled-up chores of two neglected days.
#MissMarpleTheCompleteShortStories #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverdesigner #bookclub #bookclubs #bookvibe #bookvibes #Mystery #ShortStories #Fiction #Classics 💛💛💛

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kspenmoll
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Time for bed and a short story to put me to sleep. Goodnight Littens. 😴
#agathachristie #missmarple

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EvieBee
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This beauty finally arrived! This #folio edition was what I promised myself if I bingoed last month on #bookspinbingo . It was such a good deal that I bought another one. I‘ll be sure to post when it arrives.
#bookmail

EvieBee @vivastory I‘d never heard of it! Sounds fascinating! Checking library as we speak. 2y
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love it! 2y
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Ruthiella Oh my! That‘s gorgeous!!! 😍 2y
EvieBee @Ruthiella 🤗♥️ 2y
janeycanuck Lovely!! What a good present to get yourself! 2y
EvieBee @janeycanuck Thank you 💕💕 2y
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kspenmoll
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Time for a short story and bed with the marvelous Miss Marple. Goodnight Littens! 😴

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 Miss Marple 2y
Gissy Lovely photo!👌💐❤️ 2y
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twinkletoes74
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I love Agatha Christie.

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Reading the first Miss Marple short story :)

MsMelissa The bookmark!! I must find one of those for my husband. He‘s a huge Poirot fan (also Ms. Marple, I wonder if I can find one for her, too?). 2y
Juliwyant The bookmark is from Janes Tiny Things & she does make a Miss Marple one! She is on facebook under bergenplace. I got sent several of her bookmarks in a secretsister exchange. Love them! 2y
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Then she tidied up the church, slipped into a pew and knelt for a few moments to say her prayers before returning to the vicarage to attack the piled-up chores of two neglected days.
#MissMarpleTheCompleteShortStories #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #lastline #closingline #book #books #funkopop #popvinyl #funko #BrerRabbit #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookmovie #Mystery #ShortStories #Fiction #Crime 💗💗💗💗

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I mean it‘s Miss Marple. Luckily most of these short stories don‘t show off the worst of Christie - the racism, xenophobia, homophobia, though a little of it creeps in now and then. But Miss Marple! I only wish there had been more of her and less of Poirot. I needed a little break, and these short stories served, as Christie might write, admirably.

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... It is a very favourite place, that. There by the jasmine hedge. That is where the milkman asked Annie if he could put up the banns.”
“Dash it all, Aunt Jane,” said Raymond, “ don‘t spoil all the romance. Joyce and I aren‘t like the milkman and Annie.”
“That is where you make a mistake, dear,” said Miss Marple. “Everybody is very much alike, really. But fortunately, perhaps, they don‘t realize it.”

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wordzie

1. Treat myself to: a new phone

2. Love about me: my vocabulary

3. Proud of: same

4. 💝 @sudi @SW-T @robinb @Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @whatsthEStorey

Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!! 4y
Crazeedi @wordzie I just edited my post and put you on!!!😉💜 4y
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whatsthEStorey Vocabulary is a good one! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag 😘❤️ 4y
sudi Thanks for the tag @wordzie 😘😘 4y
sudi Can i ask which phone you're getting 😁 4y
wordzie @sudi most likely the iPhone 6s its on sale🎉 4y
sudi @wordzie i've wanted an iphone for so long. I'll also be going for the 7 or 8 . Since the X series is way out of my budget 4y
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'laughter is a sunbeam of the soul'

I was at my works Christmas party tonight and i have had the best laugh ever 💞
We also did secret santa and my parcel person scored major points and I was very happy with her choice 😁
#christmassanta #worksdo #goodlaughter #goodfood #ladies #femalepowerteam ♀️

P.s @innah96 thank you for your card it arrived today 💞

forestofwords I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my father 🎁 4y
kaysworld1 @forestofwords I got it from a coworker I was so happy when I opened it x 4y
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#SSS @Avanders @ferskner #StockingStufferSwap

My dad's favourite author next to #JackLondon is #AgathaChristie especially Poirot so he will be very pleased to see me reading some Miss Marple over the holidays.

Btw, little know fact about yours truly: im about 60% through a course in certification as a private investigator so I always enjoy a good murder mystery❓👍

Chrissyreadit Fun!!! Good luck! 4y
ferskner That's so cool! 4y
Avanders 👆🏽👆🏽 what they said! ☺️ 4y
Dragon Sounds like a great course. 😀👍 4y
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#SSS #StockingStufferSwap @Avanders @ferskner #PetsOfLitsy

Yay, treats for our dog Rosie 😀🐶 thanks so much for thinking of her...first thing open the package she smelled them and we had to stop everything and my daughter had to give her treat 😀

ferskner So cute! 4y
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MirrorMask
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Oh my goodness @MaGoose !!!

Thank you so much for the books. The Worst Journey in the World has been on my tbr for a while now, and I can't wait to read the others. I love the personalized bookmark.

Thanks @LazyDays for hosting #TheGreatWideOpen

LazyDays Thanks for joining! What a great package 4y
LazyDays 💕💓🙌🙌 4y
Ruthiella Nice! I‘m envious of that Miss Marple collection 😀 4y
MaGoose Glad you like everything. 4y
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ferskner
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The colors on this cover are fantastic! Although I always like the novels better, Christie preferred Miss Marple in short story form and it's easy to see why in this charming collection. This contains the full text of The Tuesday Club Murders.

#agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 #booked2018 #underdoghero @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

batsy Love the look of that edition! 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Another prompt completed🙌🏻 4y
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ferskner
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Squished into a middle seat, but Miss Marple will distract me!

Wishing everyone a great #readathon tomorrow! I've had to miss both this year thanks to visits to see my family. I usually only see them about twice a year...what are the chances they'd both be readathon weekends?! 😫

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ReadingsByTheC Great pic! I love Miss Marple. 4y
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Then she tidied up the church, slipped into a pew and knelt for a few moments to say her prayers before returning to the vicarage to attack the piled-up chores of two neglected days. #MissMarpleTheCompleteShortStories #AgathaChristie #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #quote #quotes #bookqueen #bookquirk #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #bookwarm #bookwarmth 💖💖💖

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😍😍😍😍😍

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Ruthiella Envious of this collection ! 😀 I love Miss Marple! 5y
Linsy I love illustrated versions! 😍 5y
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Loved this book. If you‘re unfamiliar with the short story form, or you shy away from it, check this one out. For one, it‘s Agatha Christie. Two, it‘s the smoothest, palatable delivery of the form that I will now recommend to anyone who is looking to dive into it. Three, each story is fun from start to finish. #amreading #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #booknerdigans #bookblogger #tsundoku #greatreads #readmorebooks #coolgirlsread

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Some of these stories were very interesting but some were kind of dull. Altogether I did enjoy reading these mini mysteries. I can‘t wait to read more about Miss Marple. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #MissMarpleTheCompleteShortStories #AgathaChristie #MissMarple #book #books #bookish #bookishfeature #bookishfeatures #booksoflitsy #bookobsessed #bookobsession #bookoholic #bookoholics #bookporn #bookperson #bookpeople #bookpassion #bookphoto #bookphotos #bookphotograph

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Christine11 Congratulations! 🥂🍾🎉 5y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 5y
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