The Body in the Library is Agatha Christie’s second Miss Marple mystery. When Mrs Bantry wakes to find a body in her library, there’s only one woman to call: her good friend Jane Marple. But she hasn’t called her old friend for comfort. The body in the library has been murdered and Miss Marple is so very good at solving murders. Miss Marple’s investigations uncover a scandal far darker than either of them could have imagined, and this time she may be out of her depth . . .
When The Murder at the Vicarage was published in October 1930, little did the literary world realise that Agatha Christie, already famous for her early Poirot titles, was introducing a character who would become the best-loved female sleuth of all time. The 18 Marple books, novels and collections of short stories, would appear at intervals over the next 49 years, with Miss Marple’s Final Cases published in 1979, three years after Agatha Christie’s death.
‘Miss Marple is spry, shrewd and compassionate.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘One of the most ingeniously contrived of all her murder stories.’ Birmingham Post
‘The acknowledged queen of detective fiction.’ Observer
Murder Most Civilized
When I was at school I tried to start an Agatha Christie Club. Number of members (including the Chairman – myself ): three. Number of meetings: zero. This somewhat unenthusiastic response has not...Read more