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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Unreferenceddate=November 2007 < ''Jane Marple''', usually known as '''Miss Marple''', is a fictional character appearing in twelve of Agatha Christie's crime novels Err:510 Image:Miss Marple First Image.jpgrightthumbIllustration by Gilbert Wilkinson of Miss Marple from the December 1927 issue of Miss Jane Marple is an elderly woman who lives in the little English village of St. Mary Mead. She looks like an ordinary old la The name ''Miss Marple'' was derived from the name of the railway station in Marple, Greater ManchesterMarple, on the Manc The character of Jane Marple in the first Miss Marple book, ''The Murder at the Vicarage'', is markedly different from how she Miss Marple never married and has no close living relatives. ''Vicarage'' introduced Miss Marple's nephew, the " Miss Marple is able to solve difficult crimes not only because of her shrewd intelligence, but because St. Mary Mead, over her Miss Marple also had a remarkably thorough education, including some art courses that involved study of human anatomy thr This education, history, and experience are hinted at in the Margaret Rutherford films, in which Miss Marple mentions her awa Christie wrote a concluding novel to her Marple series, ''Sleeping Murder'', in 1940. She locked it away in a bank vault so it wo While Miss Marple is described as 'an old lady' in many of the stories, her age is never mentioned. About thirty years pass bet Err:509 * ''The Murder at the Vicarage'' (1930) * ''The Body in the Library'' (1942) * ''The Moving Finger'' (1943) * ''A Murder is Announced'' (1950) * ''They Do It with Mirrors'', or ''Murder With Mirrors'' (1952) * ''A Pocket Full of Rye'' (1953) * ''4.50 from Paddington'', or ''What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!'' (1957) * ''The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side'', or ''The Mirror Crack'd'' (1962) * ''A Caribbean Mystery'' (1964) * ''At Bertram's Hotel'' (1965) * ''Nemesis (Christie)Nemesis'' (1971) * ''Sleeping Murder'' (written around 1940, published 1976) Err:509 * ''The Thirteen Problems'' (short story collection featuring Miss Marple, also published as ''The Tuesday Club Murders'') (1932...
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