Miss Marple

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,075 ratings

The Murder at the Vicarage Summary

"Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a service!"

It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

©1930 Agatha Christie (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joan Hickson the consumate Miss Marple

    • By JPH on 15-09-17

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    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service! 'It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance

    • By Mr. J. Fanning on 19-10-14

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  • Book 2

    • The Thirteen Problems

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    When her friends from the Tuesday Night Club visit Miss Marple's house, the conversation often turns to unsolved crimes. Trying to solve these 13 mysteries are Raymond West, a young writer; the artist Joyce Lemprière; Dr Pender, the clergyman, who claims to know the hidden side of human character; Mr Petherick, a lawyer who is only interested in the logical approach; and Sir Henry Clithering, whose experience as commissioner of Scotland Yard speaks for itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Miss on 28-03-13

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  • Book 3

    • The Body in the Library

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Body in The Library

    • By David on 07-04-17

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  • Book 4

    • The Moving Finger

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 105

    Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said, "I can't go on". Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading of a classic mystery novel...

    • By FictionFan on 23-12-12

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    • The Moving Finger

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance, great story

    • By Jane on 29-03-18

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  • Book 5

    • A Murder is Announced

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Party games...

    • By FictionFan on 06-01-18

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    • A Murder Is Announced

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.'A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining narration

    • By Mr. J. Fanning on 13-09-14

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  • Book 6

    • They Do it With Mirrors

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr. Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate: shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr. Gilbrandsen's visit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two incomparable ladies

    • By Steven Durham on 02-07-15

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    • They Do It with Mirrors

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr Gilbrandsen's visit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, weird narration

    • By A. Wellick on 17-04-17

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  • Book 7

    • A Pocket Full of Rye

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joan Hickson IS Miss Marple

    • By Adrian on 05-09-11

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    • A Pocket Full of Rye

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant performance of a great story.

    • By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 14-11-14

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  • Book 8

    • 4

    • 50 From Paddington
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joan Hickson is perfect

    • By daisyrock on 05-01-18
    • 50 From Paddington
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 25-08-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

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    • 4.50 from Paddington

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Audio book

    • By Melissa Wilson on 19-07-18

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  • Book 9

    • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation: into human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite narration for an exquisite tale

    • By p on 13-02-16

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    • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Another edge-of-the-seat mystery from Miss Marple. One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation - into human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent mystery

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 26-07-16

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  • Book 10

    • A Caribbean Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive and beautifully narrated.

    • By S. Todd on 29-09-16

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    • A Caribbean Mystery

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.As Jane Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful classic.

    • By cath haye on 11-10-17

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  • Book 11

    • At Bertram's Hotel

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service, and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasent listen

    • By Elizabeth on 26-01-12

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  • Book 12

    • Nemesis

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favourite!

    • By Rachel OK on 10-09-12

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