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Marple: Twelve New Stories
Agatha Christie Would Be Proud!!!
It's time to return to the quiet English village of St Mary Mead and it's most famous spinster sleuth and Agatha Christie's greatest creation Miss Jane Mar... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Looking super
Being something of an Agatha Christie expert and fan, I usually stay away from modern authors re-creating their work. But this new publication of a new se... READ MORE
VJW
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Oh so enjoyable!
I am a true super fan of Agatha Christie's crime fiction and how spoiled have we been this late 2022, offered on a plate both Lucy Worsley's biography of t... READ MORE
Anne@Teddington
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Marple
A collection of twelve short stories featuring the wonderful Miss Marple, all written by twelve contemporary authors. Perfectly capturing the essence of th... READ MORE
Libby at Truro

Synopsis

A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime's legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie's Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery. Naomi Alderman Leigh Bardugo Alyssa Cole Lucy Foley Elly Griffiths Natalie Haynes Jean Kwok Val McDermid Karen M. McManus Dreda Say Mitchell Kate Mosse Ruth Ware Miss Marple was first introduced to readers in a story Christie wrote for The Royal Magazine in 1927 and made her first appearance in a full-length novel in 1930's The Murder at the Vicarage. It has been 45 years since Agatha Christie's last Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, was published posthumously in 1976, and this collection of ingenious new stories by twelve Christie devotees will be a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains the most famous fictional female detective of all time.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008467319
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 35 mm

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Marple: Twelve New Stories
Fantastic collection of mystery short stories that capture the essence of Christie, whilst appealing to a 21st century audience
I have been a huge fan of Christie ever since I read one of her mysteries for the first time as a teen. There’s something timeless about the ingenuity of h... READ MORE
Stu Cummins
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Great collection of short stories
This is a really enjoyable collection of twelve short stories, which feature the great Jane Marple, who was a detective created by the legendary Agatha Chr... READ MORE
Catherine  Craig
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Marple Lives On.
A collection of twelve short stories, written by twelve well known authors, featuring Miss Jane Marple in true Agatha Christie style. Each author has writt... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Marple: Twelve New Stories
⭐️ 3 ⭐️ I’m a huge Agatha Christie fan and I adore Miss Marple so I was extremely excited to read the twelve new stories penned by a stellar line-up of be... READ MORE
Dee
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Good Short Stories
Thank you to the publisher for this review copy. This is a good selection of Marple stories written by some very modern authors. As with any short story co... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Marple by various writers
Marple, twelve new stories, by various writers and all featuring Miss Jane Marple. I enjoyed reading these stories of Miss Marple by various writers. Th... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Marple: Twelve New Stories
a joy!
What a joy! All the authors have managed to maintain the essence of Miss Marple while introducing their own clever crime stories allowing her acute observa... READ MORE
jean
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Just wonderful!
‘Marple’ offers twelve delicious, bite-sized mysteries for you to delve into - each one written by a contemporary crime writer giving their own voice to Ag... READ MORE
Joanne Wade
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Back to St Mary Mead
As an Agatha Christie fan (who isn't?) I was a bit nervous of modern versions, but I took this book on holiday and loved it. My only complaint was it finis... READ MORE
Kate Hore
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Recommended.
Marple: Twelve New Stories is a collection of twelve short stories starring Agatha Christie’s Miss Jane Marple, written by twelve present-day female crime ... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Fantastic collection worthy of the Marple name.
With a not inconsiderable amount of trepidation, I began reading Marple expecting to be wholly disappointed. I’m pleased to report that I was thrilled with... READ MORE
T Edwards
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Entertaining.
An entertaining set of short stories featuring Agatha Christie's creation Miss Marple, all of them are fun to read and a respectful nod to the source mater... READ MORE
Elizabeth Wilkins
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Marple
This is a mixed bag of a collection of short stories all featuring a reimagining of Miss Jane Marple - Agatha Christie's beloved character. They all put th... READ MORE
Ashrae
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Great fun to read
This was great fun to read and each of these terrific authors has brought something of their own to this brand new collection of stories about Agatha Chris... READ MORE
Mary Picken
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Fun and engaging
With titles such as Miss Marple takes Manhattan, Miss Marple’s Christmas and Murder at the Villa Rosa this collection of stories about Miss Marple by 12 fe... READ MORE
chris chanona
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A truly delightful read.
Jane Marple is back with twelve fantastic stories. This is a great anthology by twelve fantastic authors. I was transfixed throughout the book to see Miss ... READ MORE
Peter  Evans
Marple: Twelve New Stories
modern day writers writing stories about Miss Marple a classic female character
I got Marple: Twelve New Stories by various writers for free from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. A brand new collection of short stories featurin... READ MORE
mark Taylor
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Return to St Mary Mead
Marple: Twelve New Stories is a celebration of Agatha Christie's famous creation, Miss Jane Marple. The twelve short stories take us from the picturesque S... READ MORE
Andy BI
Marple: Twelve New Stories
So fabulous that I wished each story had been a full length book!
What an absolutely stunning collection of short stories! They were all fantastic but if I had to choose I'd say that Val McDermid's 'The Second Murder at ... READ MORE
Susan S
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Good to dip into
This interesting book of short stories by established crime authors is a chance for them to attempt to emulate Agatha Christie, and produce a story recogni... READ MORE
Heather Buggins
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Great read, some stories worked better than others in respect of capturing the essence of the character.
As a lifelong fan of Agatha Christie, I was delighted to have my wish for an ARC granted by the publisher!This is an interesting collection of short storie... READ MORE
JW
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A great anthology !
An excellent anthology of Miss Marple stories there are twelve new stories written by female contemporary authors. As with all short story collections som... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
Marple: Twelve New Stories
An amazing new collection of Marple’s stories
I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie’s writings, Poirot especially but Marple has her own perfect unique style, grace and personality when it comes to solvin... READ MORE
Nicola Wilton
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Delightfully surprised
Marple - Twelve New Stories Now I’m quite a Christie-purist but when I saw that Harper Collins were releasing new Marple stories, it definitely interested... READ MORE
Clare
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Loved it
I really enjoyed this book. They all had Jane Marple down to a T and it was like reuniting with an old friend. The stories are varied and are all well writ... READ MORE
Tammy Muir
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Congratulations to these fantastic authors for keeping Ms Marple alive once again in such an authentic collection
Let's start by explaining that I'm an Agatha Christie fan. A big fan. Huge fan, to be honest. So, when I heard that there would be a 'new collection' of Ms... READ MORE
Maria's Book Musings
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Totally recommend
This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines... READ MORE
Julie Cooke
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A real treat!
Very much almost 5 stars. I was very excited to get pre-publication access via Netgalley to this book. I am a big Agatha Christie fan of both her leading... READ MORE
Athena99
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Great to dip in and out of
This is a brilliant introduction into the world of Christie or as a long time fan a welcome chance to revisit. The list of well known authors have done a s... READ MORE
@bookbloggerjanine
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Like the curate's egg
I am not a lover of short stories and haven't read Christie for many a year but I was intrigued by the idea of this book. The stories are very much a mixe... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Miss Marple lives on :)
What shines through for me in this Marple collection is the genuine affection and interest this diverse set of authors have for the formidable sleuth of St... READ MORE
Milena Widdowson
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A terrific collection of short stories honouring Agatha Christie
‘Twelve New Stories. Twelve Great Writers. One Agatha Christie.’ My thanks to HarperCollins U.K. for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Marple: Twelve New Stories... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Calling all Christie fans!
3.5 stars. As soon as I saw the list of authors contributing to this I knew I had to request it and it didn’t disappoint! I’ve read and enjoyed a few Chris... READ MORE
Lucy Phillips
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Delightful
Wonderfully entertaining, 12 bestselling crime writers get to have fun writing stories in the voice of one of the most famous of Agatha Christie's creation... READ MORE
Claire Estelle
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A great mix of stories from renowned authors
Miss Marple stars in all these mysteries and what a treasure she is. Partly what makes this fun to read is that Miss Marple is in various places, from New ... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Excellent collection
Marple is an excellent set of Miss Marple short stories, written by some of the best and most popular writers of recent times. Many of the traditional Mar... READ MORE
Verity Halliday
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Brilliant collection of stories
I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie and read some of her novels multiple times. However, while I’ve read most of the Hercule Poirot novels, Miss Marple is s... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
Marple: Twelve New Stories
A Trip Back in Time
A stunning read!! If I didn't know any better - I would think Agatha Christie had written the stories!! The 12 stories were written so well and made you ... READ MORE
Sarah Dougan-Blackburn
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Fourteen variably authentic short stories
Fourteen murders, one con trick, a couple of thefts, an abduction, and a perversion of the course of justice. Jane Marple is a crime magnet. In this book... READ MORE
Denis
Marple: Twelve New Stories
Fabulous read
All I can say is absolutely brilliant Agatha Christies Miss Marple was in excellent hands was an absolute joy to read i couldn't put this book down
Ellen Painter