Marple: Twelve New Mysteries
“Each author captures Christie–and Marple–perfectly, while also displaying just a bit of her own unique touch. . . This new and entertaining collection by some of our favorite writers will hook a new group of readers to the formidable Miss Marple.”
— Rhys Bowen, Washington Post
Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth, Jane Marple, returns to solve twelve baffling cases in this brand-new collection, penned by a host of acclaimed authors skilled in the fine art of mystery and murder. Check out Alyssa’s story, Miss Marple Takes Manhattan!
One doesn’t stop at one murder…
Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie’s beloved character returns to the page for a globe-trotting tour of crime and detection.
Join Marple as she travels through her sleepy English village and around the world. In St Mary Mead, a Christmas dinner is interrupted by unexpected guests; the Broadway stage in New York City is set for a dangerous improvisation; bad omens surround an untimely death aboard a cruise ship to Hong Kong; and a bestselling writer on holiday in Italy is caught in a nefarious plot. These and other crimes committed in the name of love, jealousy, blackmail, and revenge are ones that only the indomitable Jane Marple can solve.
Bringing a fresh twist to the hallmarks of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, these twelve esteemed writers have captured the sharp wit, unique voice, and droll ingenuity of the deceptively demure detective. A triumphant celebration of Christie’s legacy and essential reading for crime lovers, Marple is a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains one of the most famous detectives of all time.
Praise for Marple: Twelve New Mysteries
“Miss Jane Marple, writer Agatha Christie’s prim, proper, and ever-popular spinster sleuth, lives on.” — Washington Post
“Marple is the best loved [detective]. Also the most influential. . . . It is Miss Marple who introduced the revolutionary notion that people are essentially the same wherever one goes.”
— Los Angeles Times
“[Marple] conceals a razor-sharp brain behind a white puff of hair, innocent blue eyes, and a pile of knitting. . . . Jane Marple is not nearly as sweet as she looks.” — New York Times
“Twelve contemporary authors, all acclaimed crime writers, bring Agatha Christie’s beloved Miss Jane Marple to print for the first time in 45 years, beautifully reinvigorating one of mystery fiction’s most enduring sleuths. The stories . . . are equally attuned to our heroine’s wry sagacity and to her ability to detect evil intent wherever it lurks, including under the mistletoe. A thoroughly entertaining collection for all Christie devotees. Combining the enduring appeal of Miss Marple with some of today’s most popular mystery writers could hardly go wrong, and it doesn’t here.” — Booklist (starred review)
“Readers will be eager to try this anthology as a dozen celebrated crime fiction authors try their hand at writing traditional short stories featuring Christie’s amateur sleuth. As in any collection, some stories stand out, but they all capture the character of the shrewd, always underestimated Miss Marple.” — Library Journal