Miss Marple

39 books in series
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The Murder at the Vicarage Publisher's Summary

"Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a service!"

It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

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  • Book 1

    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joan Hickson is perfect

    • By FJWynne on 11-10-07

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a favor!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later - when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Remarkable Performance, Most Memorable

    • By whynot? on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $19.38

    • 'Murder at the Vicarage' & 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson, Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722

    Enjoy the first novels that brought the world two of Agatha Christies’ most enduring detectives: Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. The Murder at the Vicarage is the first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. In The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Captain Arthur Hastings, invalided in the Great War, is recuperating as a guest of John Cavendish at Styles Court, the "country-place" of John's autocratic old aunt, Emily Inglethorpe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The beginnings of Marple and Poirot!

    • By E. Jensen on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service! 'It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • The Thirteen Problems

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    When her friends from the Tuesday Night Club visit Miss Marple's house, the conversation often turns to unsolved crimes. Trying to solve these 13 mysteries are Raymond West, a young writer; the artist Joyce Lemprière; Dr Pender, the clergyman, who claims to know the hidden side of human character; Mr Petherick, a lawyer who is only interested in the logical approach; and Sir Henry Clithering, whose experience as commissioner of Scotland Yard speaks for itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Miss Marple Short Stories

    • By happyretro on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 3

    • The Body in the Library

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great miss Marley

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 03-25-17

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    • The Body in the Library

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic Christie

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Book 4

    • The Moving Finger

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said, "I can't go on". Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-09

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Moving Finger

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note says "I can’t go on", but Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure of anyone - as secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Miss Marple Mystery

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Moving Finger

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reduced the chore of painting.

    • By MargfromTassie on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 5

    • A Murder is Announced

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon

    • By happyretro on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $15.48

    • A Murder Is Announced

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette that read: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m." Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Agatha Christie... horrific narration

    • By Alex on 10-17-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Murder Is Announced

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.'A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of her true and absolute master pieces!

    • By Waleed Hashim on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 6

    • They Do it With Mirrors

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr. Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate: shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr. Gilbrandsen's visit.

    Regular price: $8.77

    • They Do It with Mirrors

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger's visit...and his murder.

    This title was previously published as Murder with Mirrors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Agatha Christie!

    • By Melanie Young on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $17.10

    • They Do It with Mirrors

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr Gilbrandsen's visit.

    Regular price: $8.77

  • Book 7

    • A Pocket Full of Rye

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The nightmare of my childhood - dreamy again

    • By Gwynnion Kildare on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $8.77

    • A Pocket Full of Rye

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor that confirmed Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Brilliant Marple Mystery Performance!

    • By Scaramouche239 on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • A Pocket Full of Rye

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…

    Regular price: $10.96

  • Book 8

    • 4

    • 50 From Paddington
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection in audio form.

    • By Anonymous User on 11-25-17
    • 50 From Paddington
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 08-25-06
    • 5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $9.05

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