Book Review – Marple

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my review of Marple, a wonderful collection of short stories based around the classic Agatha Christie character, Miss Marple.

A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie’s Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery.

Miss Marple was first introduced to readers in a story Christie wrote for The Royal Magazine in 1927 and made her first appearance in a full-length novel in 1930’s The Murder at the Vicarage. It has been 45 years since Agatha Christie’s last Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, was published posthumously in 1976, and this collection of ingenious new stories by twelve Christie devotees will be a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains the most famous fictional female detective of all time.

I read this book curled up with a cup of my favourite tea as the weather was awful outside, and it was the perfect comfort read. Agatha Christie is an automatic feel-good author for me, and these stories managed to capture the soul of her tales to invoke the same feeling.

Each author takes a different interpretation of Miss Marple, letting her spring from the page afresh with each story. Within the pages of the book, she experiences America, witnesses her family changing, and of course, solves plenty of mysteries. The artistic beauty that the authors use combining their own story telling and yet still making it clear they are inspired by Agatha Christie is a wonder to behold.

It’s a brilliant book, one that will stick with me for a long while, and will always make me smile when I think of it. It makes you want to reach for the nearest Agatha Christie book you can find, as well as a pile of books by the authors who have taken part in this collaboration.

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