Miss Marple
Books in series18
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(4.3 based on 113 ratings)
  • 1
    The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie

    The Murder at the Vicarage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    Wonderful reading

    Joan Hickson does not pretend to be other characters but her reading makes it believable.

    Reviewed on 16 May 2016 by mrsvee ()
  • 2
    The Thirteen Problems | Agatha Christie

    The Thirteen Problems

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    When her friends from the Tuesday Night Club visit Miss Marple's house, the conversation often turns to unsolved crimes. Trying to solve these 13 mysteries are Raymond West, a young writer; the artist Joyce Lemprière; Dr Pender, the clergyman, who claims to know the hidden side of human character; Mr Petherick, a lawyer who is only interested in the logical approach; and Sir Henry Clithering, whose experience as commissioner of Scotland Yard speaks for itself.

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  • 3
    The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie

    The Body in the Library

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?

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  • 4
    The Moving Finger | Agatha Christie

    The Moving Finger

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said, "I can't go on". Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

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    The Moving Finger | Agatha Christie

    The Moving Finger

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Richard E Grant
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

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  • 5
    A Murder is Announced | Agatha Christie

    A Murder is Announced

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.

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  • 6
    They Do it With Mirrors | Agatha Christie

    They Do it With Mirrors

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr. Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate: shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr. Gilbrandsen's visit.

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    They Do It with Mirrors | Agatha Christie

    They Do It with Mirrors

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr Gilbrandsen's visit.

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  • 7
    A Pocket Full of Rye | Agatha Christie

    A Pocket Full of Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.

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  • 8
    4: 50 From Paddington | Agatha Christie

    4: 50 From Paddington

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

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  • 9
    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side | Agatha Christie

    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation: into human nature.

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    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side | Agatha Christie

    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Another edge-of-the-seat mystery from Miss Marple. One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation - into human nature.

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  • 10
    A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie

    A Caribbean Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

    Disappointing

    Boring narration, she is hard to understand at times and a waste of money if an Agatha Christie fan.

    Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by Kimberley ()
  • 11
    At Bertram's Hotel | Agatha Christie

    At Bertram's Hotel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.

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  • 12
    Nemesis | Agatha Christie

    Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.

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  • 13
    The Sleeping Murder | Agatha Christie

    The Sleeping Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs. In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they have to solve a "perfect" crime committed many years before.

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  • 14
    Miss Marple's Final Cases | Agatha Christie

    Miss Marple's Final Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound. Then, the riddle of a dead man's buried treasure...the curious conduct of a caretaker after a fatal riding accident...the corpse and a tape-measure...the girl framed for theft...and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Here are six gripping cases with one thing in common: the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple.

    Classic Christie, very enjoyable.

    One of the few Agatha Christie books I haven't read before. I loved Joan Hickson as Miss Marple in the older DVDs and she made an excellent narrator.

    Reviewed on 07 May 2015 by Judith ()
  • Death by Drowning | Agatha Christie

    Death by Drowning

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Joan Hickson
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In The Thumbmark of St Peter Miss Marple tells how she was able to help her niece when the poor girl was accused of poisoning her husband. In The Herb of Death foxglove leaves are picked with sage for the dinner with disastrous results, and a burglary at a riverside bungalow sets off an unusual chain of events in The Affair at the Bungalow. In the final story, Sir Henry Clithering, ex-commissioner of Scotland Yard, is staying with his friends Colonel and Mrs Bantry, when news arrives that the village innkeeper's daughter has met her 'death by drowning.'

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