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Marple: Twelve New Stories

af Harper Collins (Publisher)

Andre forfattere: Naomi Alderman (Bidragyder), Leigh Bardugo (Bidragyder), Agatha Christie (Creator), Alyssa Cole (Bidragyder), Lucy Foley (Bidragyder)8 mere, Elly Griffiths (Bidragyder), Natalie Haynes (Bidragyder), Jean Kwok (Bidragyder), Val McDermid (Bidragyder), Karen McManus (Bidragyder), Dreda Say Mitchell (Bidragyder), Kate Mosse (Bidragyder), Ruth Ware (Bidragyder)

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Fiction. Mystery. Short Stories. HTML:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Each author captures Christieand Marpleperfectly, 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

"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

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

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.

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Viser 1-5 af 26 (næste | vis alle)
A collection of short stories featuring Miss Marple as the detective. Vary in quality and setting. In the ones set most recently (early 60s) I wonder why the author would think Miss Marple would be dressing like an elderly woman of the Victorian era, lace cap and mitts and all. Miss Marple wasn't an elderly woman in the Victorian era, she was a young girl. Should I be dressing in a cotton print shirtwaist dress and thin cardigan sweater like an older woman in 1950s?
  ritaer | Mar 24, 2024 |
Collection of Marple short stories. Great intro to some other authors ( )
  littlel | Jan 6, 2024 |
A set of 12 authors each provided a short Miss Marple story in this anthology. As with any anthology, it is a mixed bag. Some tried a bit to hard to be different, moving Miss Marple to New York, Italy or a boat to Hing King, each of which felt a bit too far fetched to work. Other stuck more closely to home and they fared better. In one instance the voice of the teller was the first person, in this case the vicar finding yet another body in his house. There were a few quite successful ones with MIss Marple in a village location with an old friend each time. The most successful was by Natalie Haynes, and was the one that I was sure I'd read before, it had Miss Marple at Gossington Hall with Dolly & Arthur Bantry, Henry Clithering, Raymond & Joan. The missing jewels were carefully hidden, and I was sure I'd read that hiding place before - and I was right, as it was inspired by a book that the jewel thieves' nephew was reading and I have also read. It was very cleverly done, used a known setting and known characters and a borrowed plot. Simple but effective.
It was interesting that while some of the stories made reference to Miss Marple's youth, none tried to set a story in her younger days, she remains a little old lady in each of these stories. Maybe we can't imagine her any other way. ( )
  Helenliz | Dec 2, 2023 |
Miss Marple Returns!
Review of the William Morrow paperback & Kindle editions (September 5, 2023) of the William Morrow hardcover original (September 13, 2022).

[45/60 Average = 3.75/5 rounded up to a GR 4]
These 12 new stories by various contemporary authors feature Agatha Christie's amateur senior sleuth Miss Marple back to solve what are otherwise inexplicable mysteries. I was already familiar with more than half of the writers, who are not all otherwise known for mysteries or detective stories. On the whole everyone did a fair to excellent job.

In the kind, warm glow of the fire the marks of old age were flatteringly blurred. Jane Marple was so little changed, in the important details, from her girlhood self. The quick, birdlike manner, the bright, inquisitive eyes, the sense of a quiet, perhaps even formidable intelligence.


My favourites ***** were the ones that had Miss Marple back on her home ground in the village of St. Mary Mead (#2, #5 & #12). #8 was my other favourite, for a very clever plot which included a Caribbean-based amateur sleuth as Miss Marple's partner in crime-solving. Many of the others had Miss Marple travelling to various exotic locations, always funded by her generous nephew Raymond West, which admittedly is still in keeping with the canon (i.e. A Caribbean Mystery).

#10 was a bit of an odd-ball story in that it had Miss Marple visiting with her nephew Raymond West's grand-daughter. I think most would picture Miss Marple in the original stories (1927 to 1976) as a permanent or slowly aging 60 to 80 years old. Jumping an entire 2 generations would seem to add 40 years or so to her age i.e. making her 100 to 120 years old. Or, perhaps like the best of fictional characters, she is simply immortal😊.

1. Evil in Small Places by Lucy Foley. **** Miss Marple visits an old school colleague when the local choir leader is found murdered.

2. The Second Murder at the Vicarage by Val McDermid. ***** A sequel to the 1st Miss Marple novel The Murder at the Vicarage with many of the same characters. McDermid captures the atmosphere of the original very well.

3. Miss Marple Takes Manhattan by Alyssa Cole. *** Miss Marple joins her nephew Raymond West and his wife Joan in a trip to NYC to attend the opening of a theatrical adaptation of his first novel. An apparent death occurs at the theatre dress rehearsal.

4. The Unravelling by Natalie Haynes. **** A man appears on a family doorstep and is later murdered for no apparent reason. I had expected that this one would somehow tie-into Greco-Roman classical myths based on my other readings of Natalie Haynes, but it didn’t. It did however tie-in to a rather famous historical court case from the middle ages 🤐 .

5. Miss Marple’s Christmas by Ruth Ware. ***** Miss Marple spends Christmas with her nephew Raymond and his wife Joan visiting her. They attend Christmas dinner at the Bantrys, along with several others, when a jewelry theft occurs.

6. The Open Mind by Naomi Alderman. *** Miss Marple attends a Founders’ Dinner at St. Bede College when an apparent murder occurs.

7. The Jade Empress by Jean Kwok. *** Miss Marple is on a cruise to Hong Kong on the Jade Empress cruise line when a murder occurs on board the ship.

8. A Deadly Wedding Day by Dreda Say Mitchell. ***** Miss Marple attends a wedding where one of the guests is apparently poisoned. The groom’s parents want to cover up that a death has occurred.

9. Murder at the Villa Rosa by Elly Griffiths. ** Probably the oddest story in the collection. A writer who is apparently planning a murder goes on a vacation to the Villa Rosa where he meets a strange collection of people including Miss Marple. Once the reveal comes it is a bit of a letdown.

10. The Murdering Sort by Karen M. McManus. *** Miss Marple is again on vacation in Cape Cod with her nephew Raymond’s grand-daughter(? This seems like a completely unrealistic jump in generations) Nicola. A friend of Nicola asks Miss Marple to investigate why her family’s patriarch is suspicious of his family trying to murder him.

11. The Mystery of the Acid Soil by Kate Mosse. *** Miss Marple meets a curate on a train and is asked to help find his missing girlfriend.

12. The Disappearance by Leigh Bardugo. ***** Miss Marple is called back from a London trip by her old friend Mrs. Bantry who is living in the Lodge at her old residence Gossington Hall. The scion of the new owners has gone missing with the family jewels. Also, the body of a local girl has been found, a suicide or murder?

I could not properly utilize the Berengaria Ease of Solving Scale® for these mysteries. In short stories the reveal comes along so soon that you really have no time to analyze or ponder the clues. I would thus rate all of these at the high end of the scale as 8s to 10s (i.e. almost impossible to solve by the reader), even if the bad 'un may be somewhat obvious due to Ebert's Law of the Economy of Characters. ( )
  alanteder | Nov 29, 2023 |
Twelve writers have maintained their own unique style while capturing Christie's Miss Marple accurately, and without resorting to parody. These intriguing murderous puzzles are as delicious as Christie's own. Some even include Christie-like blinkered expression, suggesting prejudice. Just like any collection of short stories, including Dame Christie's own, some were better than others although I enjoyed all of them. My favourite was The Second Murder in the Vicarage by Val McDermid. ( )
  VivienneR | Oct 6, 2023 |
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In this disappointing anthology of authorized pastiches featuring Agatha Christie’s Jane Marple, some contributors fail to play fair with readers by not sharing the clues the elderly amateur sleuth relies on, and almost none of the tales effectively display her gifts at understanding human nature. Standing head-and-shoulders above the rest is Lucy Foley’s “Evil in Small Places,” set in the small town of Meon Maltravers, where Miss Marple is visiting an old school friend.
tilføjet af VivienneR | RedigerPublishers Weekly (1, 2022)
 

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Fiction. Mystery. Short Stories. HTML:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Each author captures Christieand Marpleperfectly, 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

"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

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

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.

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