The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple Series)

The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple Series)

by Agatha Christie

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ISBN-13: 9780451200204
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Miss Marple Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England

Education:

Home schooling

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The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
marcos11000 More than 1 year ago
A perfect book for a cold winter night, or a long trip.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing 23 days ago
The Thirteen Problems is a collection of loosely connected short stories. The first six stories take place as part of The Tuesday Night Club, where a select group of friends come together each week for one to relate some mysterious, "unsolved" tale that only they know the answer to, to see if anyone else can come up with the answer. Each and every time, Miss Marple is able to deduce the answer. The second set of stories take place at a dinner party where Miss Marple is invited at the request of Sir Henry Clithering, who was also part of The Tuesday Night Club and is a retired head of Scotland Yard. Again, Miss Marple reasons her way to the answer of each mystery. The final story takes place some time after the dinner party, when Miss Marple discovers the Sir Clithering is staying in St. Mary Mead, and she enlists his help in solving a mysterious death in the village.Really, these stories are rather simplistic, and it seemed a rather big jump in some cases for Miss Marple to reach the conclusions that she did, but I guess that's the point of the stories; that Miss Marple has such a keen insight into the human condition, and that everything that she observes always reminds her of something else, that not much escapes her powers of observation. From what I understand, most of these stories had originally been published prior to Murder at the Vicarage, so that may explain why they are so simplistic; they were written for the express purpose of simply introducing Miss Marple. Not a bad book, but I think that Miss Marple really has a much better chance to shine through in a novel rather than these short stories.
mauveberry on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This book is a collection of short murder mysteries that Miss Marple solves. I liked most of the stories and couldn't always guess who had committed the crime. I also like that the stories were short so that I could put down the book after the end of a story and then pick it up again later without having to remember what had happened previously.
ForeignCircus on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Such an enjoyable example of Miss Marple's keen brain hiding behind a fluffy exterior! Using village parallels and her unique outlook on life, Miss Marple solves a series of mysteries that have stumped more sophisticated guests at various dinner parties in St. Mary's Mead. I love Agatha Christie's novels, and this book is an old favorite that I pull off the shelf when I need a quick hit. If you've never read it, I highly recommend the Tuesday Club Murders.
riverwillow on LibraryThing 30 days ago
This is the second Miss Marple book, a collection of short stories which are interesting as they are told as after dinner stories and, of course, in each story, Miss Marple solves the case easily.
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