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Miss Marple Investiga The Miss Marple stories are OK, although I really prefer the full length novels What spoils the book for me are the two final stories, sans Miss Marple 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. They are all good, but I love Miss Marple the most Miss Marple s Final Cases and Two Other Stories Miss Marple 14 , Agatha ChristieMiss Marple s Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in October 1979 The book contains eight short stories.List of stories SanctuaryStrange JestTape Measure MurderThe Case of the CaretakerThe Case of the Perfect MaidMiss Marple Tells a StoryThe Dressmaker s DollIn a Glass DarklyGreenshaw s Folly Miss Marple s Final Cases and Two Other Stories Miss Marple 14 , Agatha ChristieMiss Marple s Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in October 1979 The book contains eight short stories.List of stories SanctuaryStrange JestTape Measure MurderThe Case of the CaretakerThe Case of the Perfect MaidMiss Marple Tells a StoryThe Dressmaker s DollIn a Glass DarklyGreenshaw s Folly 2017 EXCERPT The Vicar s wife came around the corner of the vicarage with her arms full of chrysanthemums A good deal of rich garden soil was attached to her strong brogue shoes and a few fragments of earth were adhering to her nose, but of that fact she was perfectly unconscious Christened by her optimistic parents Diana, Mrs Harmon had become Bunch at an early age for somewhat obvious reasons and the name had stuck to her ever since Clutching the chrysanthemums, she made her way through the gat EXCERPT The Vicar s wife came around the corner of the vicarage with her arms full of chrysanthemums A good deal of rich garden soil was attached to her strong brogue shoes and a few fragments of earth were adhering to her nose, but of that fact she was perfectly unconscious Christened by her optimistic parents Diana, Mrs Harmon had become Bunch at an early age for somewhat obvious reasons and the name had stuck to her ever since Clutching the chrysanthemums, she made her way through the gate to the churchyard, and so to the church door The November air was mild and damp Clouds scudded across the sky with patches of blue here and there Inside, the church was dark and cold it was unheated except at service times Brrrrrh, said Bunch expressively I d better get on with this quickly I don t want to die of cold ABOUT THIS BOOK A collection of Miss Marple mysteries, plus some bonus short storiesFirst, the mystery man in the church with a bullet woundthen, the riddle of a dead man s buried treasurethe curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accidentthe corpse and a tape measurethe girl framed for theftand the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger Six gripping cases with one thing in common the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple MY THOUGHTS Is there anything I could say about Christie s Miss Marple that hasn t been said before I adore Aunt Jane , and this collection of short stories was new to me Although it appears that Aunt Jane is becoming frailer, her mind is as sharp as ever June Whitfield played Miss Marple in the BBC Radio version I listened to, with a whole cast of other supporting narrators And while I loved it, the sound effects are magnificent, you do miss out on a lot of extraneous details, which means that at some point in the future I will read the book THE AUTHOR Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club DISCLOSURE I listened to the BBC Radio full cast drama version of Miss Marple s Final Cases, with Miss Marple played by June Whitfield, published by BBC Worldwide Ltd, via OverDrive All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my webpage Miss Marple s Final Cases is the first Agatha Christie that I have read and it s one that I happened across rather than chose to read Final Cases is a collection of six short Miss Marple stories along with two additional and somewhat eerie stories of the supernatural This collection was originally published in 1979 but the individual stories date variously from the 1930s to the 1950s Miss Marple is of course and enduringly delightful, charming, memorable and likeable literary creation and Miss Marple s Final Cases is the first Agatha Christie that I have read and it s one that I happened across rather than chose to read Final Cases is a collection of six short Miss Marple stories along with two additional and somewhat eerie stories of the supernatural This collection was originally published in 1979 but the individual stories date variously from the 1930s to the 1950s Miss Marple is of course and enduringly delightful, charming, memorable and likeable literary creation and the stories are compelling, stylishly written, entertaining and satisfyingly complete in themselves When compared to the Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels the only other classic literary sleuth I am familiar with the likeable Miss Marple is almost the antithesis of the wonderful but equally dislikeable Sherlock Holmes The Miss Marple stories here do feel by comparison much lighter, less mysterious, less dark and ultimately, less thrilling than those concerning Sherlock Holmes Clearly Conan Doyle was writing some decades earlier than Christie about a very different kind of main protagonist, set in a very different world and creating a very different kind of mystery so from that perspective, it is perhaps a little erroneous to compare the two The stories non Miss Marple stories included here were of a fareerie and supernatural nature, not too dissimilar to the ghost stories of Susan Hill and were suitably ghostly and chilling in nature.Having read reviews of this collection of Miss Marple stories, it seems reasonable to view this book as a short, light and enjoyable introduction to the wider world of Agatha Christie and to herwell known, critically acclaimed and endlessly adapted works such as Orient Express, Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were One, Crooked House, ABC Murders et al it is these works that I am looking forward to reading and with some expectation of them displayingdepth, complexity and mystery Book 14 of the Miss Marple Challenge This one is a set of short stories, six of the original final cases, an additional Miss Marple story Greenshaw s Folly and two non Marple stories, In A Glass Darkly and the Dressmaker s Doll The edition I have has only the original six but I dug out two others from other Christie short story collections that I have so it s sort of a cheat marking this one as read since I have missed Dressmaker s Doll.The last six of Miss Marple s cases were no Book 14 of the Miss Marple Challenge This one is a set of short stories, six of the original final cases, an additional Miss Marple story Greenshaw s Folly and two non Marple stories, In A Glass Darkly and the Dressmaker s Doll The edition I have has only the original six but I dug out two others from other Christie short story collections that I have so it s sort of a cheat marking this one as read since I have missed Dressmaker s Doll.The last six of Miss Marple s cases were not restricted to murder alone Though the majority of the stories four of the six do involve murders, there is also a hidden treasure in factthan one and robbery in the other two which were as much fun as the murder stories and Miss Marple shows us that not all hidden treasures are hidden and not all the obvious suspects the actual murderers In these we find ourselves back in St Mary Mead as well as Chipping Cleghorn where a murder was announced with old friends, the Harmons Bunch, particularly , Jane Helier from theThirteen Problems , Doctor Haydock, Mrs Price Ridley, Raymond and Joan, and of course Tiglath Pileser though he makes only a brief appearance The story I most enjoyed in the collection was not a murder one to my own surprise but the Perfect Maid , which was such fun I remembered the solution from a previous read but wouldn t have guessed otherwise And one can t help but love Doctor Haydock for knowing just the right medicine for Miss Marple, a case to solve when she needs it Of the other two stories, Greenshaw s Folly was enjoyable, pretty complicated really but seemed to me just a little bit far fetched with a plot detail was quite similar to another story In a Glass Darkly was certainly the creepiest of the lot, not exactly a supernatural story but with a touch of the uncanny that made it very enjoyable indeed This was a great collection to end the Miss Marple challenge I ve really enjoyed reading the books chronologically Many of the mysteries were excellent the puzzles keeping me guessing A Murder is Announced, The Body in the Library, 4 50 from Paddington, Sleeping Murder, among them but there was so muchto them as well 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 The books also make to an extent quite a strong statement against stereotyping on account of age Miss Marple mayn t be physically strong a bit of a stereotype in itself but her mind is as sharp as ever and where everyone else fails, Miss M always has the right answer This has been a great challenge that I thoroughly enjoyed 2.5 but honestly, I couldn t make myself round it up to 3It was a snoozefest I kinda felt like pages were missing from my book I mean, short stories, okay, but damn.Let me show you what it felt like.Miss Christie There s a butler with a pink umbrella who has a tabby cat and smokes two cigarettes a day Who is the killer Me Me, 2 hours later Me, on my dying day f ck it, I give up HOW WOULD I KNOW FROM INFORMATION THAT IRRELEVANT Yeah That s what it was like Stories that w 2.5 but honestly, I couldn t make myself round it up to 3It was a snoozefest I kinda felt like pages were missing from my book I mean, short stories, okay, but damn.Let me show you what it felt like.Miss Christie There s a butler with a pink umbrella who has a tabby cat and smokes two cigarettes a day Who is the killer Me Me, 2 hours later Me, on my dying day f ck it, I give up HOW WOULD I KNOW FROM INFORMATION THAT IRRELEVANT Yeah That s what it was like Stories that were rushed and sloppy, details that were just pointless and the last two stories didn t even feature Miss Marple 3.5 stars I definitely prefer The Thirteen Problems as a collection, but Miss Marple is always a charming detective for a short story I was meant to read this as the final book in my Miss Marple Marathon in 2017, but somehow I never did So after a Christmas of numerous Poirots on tv, I thought I d finally finish my challenge, 13 months late And very enjoyable it was to.This book of short stories showcases both how clever an author Agatha Christie was and also how enjoyable Miss Marple stories are ok I know that was badly constructed sentence , to end with are.As I ve said before Miss Marple for me IS Joan Hickson, I was meant to read this as the final book in my Miss Marple Marathon in 2017, but somehow I never did So after a Christmas of numerous Poirots on tv, I thought I d finally finish my challenge, 13 months late And very enjoyable it was to.This book of short stories showcases both how clever an author Agatha Christie was and also how enjoyable Miss Marple stories are ok I know that was badly constructed sentence , to end with are.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 evenenjoyable as i imagine her eyes twinkling as she teases whichever policeman is trying to follow her wonderfully rambling stories Just sheer magic, so read, enjoy and just allow the magic to flow through you Nove Casos, Nove Mist Rios Aparentemente F Ceis De Resolver O Caso Ins Lito De Um Homem Ferido Que Procura A Igreja Como Ref Gio A Enigm Tica Charada Que Um Velho Exc Ntrico Decide Deixar Como Heran A Uma Criada Cuja Extrema Efici Ncia Levanta Suspeitas Uma Sinistra Premoni O Que Muda O Rumo De V Rias Vidas E, Claro, Miss Marple, Que Para Estupefac O Geral Resolve Tudo Aparentemente Num Piscar De OlhosMiss Marple Investiga Miss Marple S Final Cases Foi Originalmente Publicado Na Gr Bretanha Em , Ano Em Que Seria Igualmente Editado Nos Estados Unidos


About the Author: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation According to Index Translationum, she remains the most translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 languages She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha 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 During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house, Styles, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, and the novel After the Funeral Abney Hall became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club Wikipedia entry for Agatha Christie


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