Miss Marple

fictional character appearing in Agatha Christie's crime novels

Miss Jane Marple is a British fictional character, that appeared in twelve of Agatha Christie's crime novels and in twenty short stories. She is an elderly spinster who lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and acts as an amateur detective. She is one of the most famous characters of crime fiction and murder mystery. Many movies and television series have been made about her investigations.

Miss Jane Marple
First appearance"The Tuesday Night Club"
Last appearanceSleeping Murder
Created byAgatha Christie
Portrayed byGracie Fields
Margaret Rutherford
Angela Lansbury
Dulcie Gray
Helen Hayes
Ita Ever
Joan Hickson
Geraldine McEwan
June Whitfield
Julia McKenzie
Isabella Parriss (playing young Miss Marple)
Julie Cox (playing Miss Marple as a young woman.)
Keiko Kishi (Junko Mabuchi)
Voiced byKaoru Yachigusa
OccupationAmateur detective
FamilyRaymond West (nephew)
David West (great-nephew)
Lionel West (great-nephew)
RelativesJoan West (niece-in-law)
Mabel Denham (niece)
Henry (uncle)
Antony (cousin)
Gordon (cousin)
Fanny Godfrey (cousin)[1]
Lady Ethel Merridew (cousin)[2]
Thomas (uncle)
Helen (aunt)
Diane "Bunch" Harmon (goddaughter)
ReligionChurch of England (Christian)

Novels with Miss Marple

  1. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  2. The Body in the Library (1942)
  3. The Moving Finger (1943)
  4. A Murder is Announced (1950)
  5. They Do It with Mirrors, or Murder with Mirrors (1952)
  6. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  7. 4.50 from Paddington, or What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! (1957)
  8. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1962)
  9. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  10. At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
  11. Nemesis (1971)
  12. Sleeping Murder (written around 1940, published 1976)

Short stories

  • The Thirteen Problems (short story collection, also published as The Tuesday Club Murders) (1932)
  • Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (written between 1939 and 1954, published 1979)


  1. At Bertram's Hotel – page 141
  2. At Bertram's Hotel – page 138

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