10 Best Miss Marple Books Update 05/2022

Miss Jane Marple is a very underappreciated woman who is a detective. When it comes to female detectives, she is still the one to look up to.

The new trailer for Murder on the Orient Express by Kenneth Branagh has made me want to read and watch more Christie. I’ve been revisiting old favorites and trying to figure out what it is that makes me so in love with the Queen of Crime. So, I thought I’d show you my top five favorite Miss Marple books. Even though Hercule Poirot is always my favorite detective, Miss Marple is a great character and her novels are great examples of the best Golden Age detective fiction.

The Murder at the Vicarage: 

The Murder at the Vicarage is the first full-length book to feature Miss Marple, and it’s a great place to start if you haven’t read any of these interesting mysteries yet. The book is set in Miss Marple’s hometown of St. Mary Mead, where the murder of the local magistrate takes place in the vicarage, with a wide range of suspects close by. Miss Marple, a local nosy person, soon gets involved in the investigation and works hard to find out the truth about the case.

A Caribbean Mystery

From the usual setting of a Christie book, “A Caribbean Mystery” is set on the Caribbean island of St. Honore, giving the reader a new place to enjoy this well-written story. Miss Marple is on vacation to get better after having an illness. A fellow guest at the resort tells her about a man who was able to get away with murdering a lot of people. Later, the man is killed, which leads our detective to find a web of lies, deception, and dishonesty.

The Body in the Library:

Amazon.com: The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple  Mysteries, 3): 9780062073617: Christie, Agatha: Books

If you like the name Inspector Slack, you should read this book. He is called in to look into the murder of a young girl who was dressed up for a party and found in the library of an old house. Ammeter Detective is called in to help solve this wicked mystery and find out who both the victim and the killer are. The lady of the house is a long-time friend of Miss Marple.

At Bertram’s Hotel:

As is often the case with Christie, the characters are what make this book so great and worth reading. During the story of Blake and her mother’s reunion at the Beteram’s Hotel where Miss Marple is staying, the characters are all clever and conniving, which adds to the mystery because they all have a way of being clever and conniving, which makes the story even more interesting.

4.50 from Paddington

4.50 from Paddington (Miss Marple): Amazon.co.uk: Christie, Agatha:  9780008310240: Books

This is the best Agatha Christie book. It’s dark, twisted, and very well-planned. The plot is so well thought out and complicated that I don’t think anyone can figure out the ending. This is how it works: Miss Marple gets help from her friends as she works to solve the mystery of the woman who was strangled on a train. Her friend saw the woman from afar, but everyone else quickly disbelieved her. This thrilling book is full of scheming characters and a lot of social envy and greed. It shows the darker side of human nature that Christie was always trying to show at its worst.

The Moving Finger

As far as I can remember, Lymstock used to be a very quiet and peaceful place. Then poison pen letters started accusing the people living there of all kinds of bad things. Most people didn’t like them. There were a lot of wild accusations until one woman took poison after getting one. This made the village wonder if there was some truth to these wild claims. Finally, Miss Marple comes to town, and she comes up with a plan to catch a killer.

Sleeping Murder

When New Zealander Gwenda Reed moves to southern England with her new husband, she is excited to start a new life in the countryside, and is drawn to a house that seems oddly familiar to her. As time goes on, Gwenda finds hidden secrets in the house that make her feel like she’s been there before, and a trip to the theater makes her think of a woman who has been strangled. Is it all just a dream? Is Gwenda sick, as she thinks, or is it just a dream? There is a theory that Miss Marple doesn’t agree with.

A Murder is Announced

Amazon.com: A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple  Mysteries, 5): 9780062073631: Christie, Agatha: Books

In the village of Chipping Cleghorn, people are shocked to see an advertisement for a murder in the local newspaper. The villagers, who are still recovering from the effects of World War II, think it’s a fun party game. When the time is right, the lights go out, and real bullets shoot out of the guns. Man in a mask dies. Was he the person who was meant to die? We need a genius to figure out who is behind a rising number of bodies. The good news is that Miss Marple has just arrived in town.

A Pocket Full of Rye

: “Sing a song about 6pence and a bag of rye.” So, as the nursery rhyme says, things work out well. And when businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead in his office with rye grains in his pocket, the whole thing looks very fishy. It all started when a former maid of Miss Marple’s got caught up in it. The beloved sleuth gets to work, getting to know the family of the murder victim so she can get closer to the case. When it comes to this case, it’s personal for Miss Marple.


When an old friend asks you to go with him to look into the death of someone, you go on a road trip (well, a coach trip). Slightly like Sleeping Murder, which was written earlier but published later. I like this one better. Nemesis and Sleeping Murder have been reread, and Sleeping Murder is much better than the first time around. When I make a new list, it will be in this place.

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