Tag Archives: Miss Marple

Cats and Crime: An Eclectic Exploration of the Darker Side to Cats in Early Mystery Fiction

Nowadays, cats can regularly be found in mystery fiction, often in, but by no means limited to, what is now termed ‘cosy’ crime. There are felines who assist their owners in solving crimes, such as in the Mulgray Twins’ No … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Helen’s Month: Agatha Christie’s Sleeping Murder (1976)

Earlier last month one of our founder Tuesday Night Bloggers members, Helen Szamuely, died and as a tribute to her the Tuesday Night Bloggers are featuring posts this month on some of her great interests in life: Europe, History and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Blogger: A is for April… and Anything Goes: Accidental and Amateur Sleuths – What’s the Difference?

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on Screen (2016) by Mark Aldridge

This has been a book I have been dipping into over the past few months and for anyone who is interested in film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work then this is certainly the book to buy. It covers … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Favourite Sleuths First Outings

Regular readers will be aware that this month the Tuesday Night bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts and so far we have had a great selection of posts with bloggers looking at first novels in series and their own … Continue reading

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Christie Firsts

Today is Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday and it is also 100 years since the introduction of Hercule Poirot and to mark the occasion I decided (probably very foolishly) to suggest to new Christie readers the novels which best introduce Poirot, … Continue reading

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The Moving Finger (1943) by Agatha Christie in which a Female Rationalist is Greatly Maligned

‘So sweet and funny and old-world. You just can’t think of anything nasty happening here, can you?’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Spider Web This is another Christie re-read and to date I have normally been re-reading Christies which I … Continue reading

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4:50 from Paddington (1957) by Agatha Christie

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Doctor (Back Cover) This is my first re-read of my blog and is my entry into Past Offences’ Crimes of the Century Monthly Challenge. This is also a Miss Marple adventure I have a soft … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Mayo and Miss Marple Under the Microscope

Last week I reviewed one of Asey Mayo’s later cases, Punch with Care (1946), which I then compared with The Iron Clew (1947), which Phoebe Atwood Taylor wrote under the penname, Alice Tilton. This week though I am focusing on … Continue reading

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Meet a Miss Marple in Training in Ianthe Jerrold’s Let Him Lie (1940)

Source: Review Copy Earlier this year I reviewed the first of a pair of novels Jerrold wrote, called The Studio Crime (1929), featuring her amateur, slightly larger than life detective, John Christmas. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it won my August … Continue reading

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