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A facsimile first edition hardback of the Miss Marple books, published to mark the 75th anniversary of her first appearance and to celebrate her new-found success on television.

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 14 Marple books would appear at intervals over the next 49 years, with Miss Marple's Final Cases published in 1979, three years after Agatha's death.

To mark the 75th anniversary of Miss Marple's first appearance, and to celebrate her renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this collection of facsimile first editions will be the perfect way to enjoy these books in their original form – 12 novels and two short story collections. Reproducing the original typesetting and formats from the first editions from the Christie family's own archive copies, these books sport the original covers which have been painstakingly restored from the best available copies, reflecting five decades of iconic cover design.

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An unabridged Miss Marple mystery from the Queen of Crime

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.


‘Never a dull moment.’
The Times

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Christie, Agatha
Published by Collins (1976)
ISBN 10: 0002442345 ISBN 13: 9780002442343
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Coach Books
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Book Description Collins, 1976. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. An UNREAD, very good/fair 1977, CRIME CLUB HARDBACK in unclipped dw. Two tiny tears to top front of dw and signs of wear around edge of DW.H@int of slight foxing top edge. #S4. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001719

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