First published in 1985, this omnibus gathers all twenty of Agatha Christie's short stories featuring the intrepid Jane Marple, including her very first outing from 1927, "The Tuesday Night Club." Set mainly in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead, where Miss Marple resides, this unparalleled compendium of murder, mystery, and deduction represents some of the finest short form crime fiction—essential for Christie fans—and this handsome new edition should be in everyone's mystery library. The star of a dozen novels and twenty short stories, the shrewd and curious Jane Marple was inspired by Agatha Christie's grandmother and her cronies in the leafy London suburb of Ealing. Miss Marple's independent mind and acute sense of human nature—not unlike Christie's own—have made her an enduring prototype in detective fiction.
"Christie's heart is in her books, speaking to us through her characters just as clearly and forthrightly as she would speak, could she walk into her drawing room and greet a friend."—Carolyn Hart