The Complete Short Stories
By Agatha Christie
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062073716, 384pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christies most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as the typical old maid of fiction, Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human natureand used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: Shes just the finest detective God ever madeand many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred foreign countries. She is the author of eighty novels and short-story collections, nineteen plays, and six novels under the name Mary Westmacott. She died in 1976.
“Christie’s heart is in her books, speaking to us through her characters just as clearly and forthrightly as she would speak, could she walk into her drawing room and greet a friend.”
-Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-winning author of the Death on Demand mysteries