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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Storiesby Agatha Christie
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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 Christies 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.
This collection gathers together every short storyfeaturing one of Agatha Christies most famouscreations: Miss Marple. Described by her friendDolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,”Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in thesleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observingvillage life she has gained an unparalleled insight intohuman nature—and used it to devastating effect.As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heardto say: “Shes just the finest detective God evermade”—and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
About the Author
Agatha Christie is the world's best known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.
Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 79 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap,is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.
Agatha Christie also wrote six romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four nonfiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband Sir Max Mallowan.
Agatha Christie died in 1976.
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