She lives in the little village of St. Mary Mead. She looks like an ordinary spinster, in tweed and with a curiosity as wide as the world, but when it comes to solving mysteries, she turns out to have a sharp logical mind. In the best detective story tradition, she often embarrasses the local "professional" police, usually by making an analogy with some village occurrence or character.
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Books featuring Miss Marple
- Murder, She Said (aka Meet Miss Marple (1961)
- Murder at the Gallop (1963)
- Murder Most Foul (1964)
- Murder Ahoy (1964)
Television and Radio
There was a long-running and popular BBC TV series in the 1980s with Joan Hickson as Miss Marple, which dramatised many of the original books. It was also televised in Germany. The television show followed the plots of the books considerably more closely than did the Rutherford films.
Angela Lansbury played Miss Marple in the film of The Mirror Crack'd. She later appeared in a television show, Murder, She Wrote that to some degree was based on Miss Marple and another Christie character, Ariadne Oliver, a detective story author who attempts to solve crimes.