Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sleeping Murder. 'Sleeping Murder', published in 1976, was the last Miss Marple book.
canasta. The bird-watching and the snooping go hand-in-hand, and the knitting helps establish Miss Marple as an 'innocent' old lady.
The Moving Finger. The other three take place in St. Mary Mead, but Miss Marple is called in by the vicar's wife in another small village to solve the poison pen mystery and the murders.
Raymond West . Raymond is an author and is very generous to his aunt-often treating her to trips and theater outings, but his pompous and superior attitude bothers her.
|In which story does Miss Marple solve a mystery of a murder her friend, Mrs. McGillicuddy, witnesses on a train moving alongside her train?||Agatha Christie-Miss Marple Trivia
The 4:50 From Paddington. They are all train mysteries, but in 'The 4:50 From Paddington' (also titled 'What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw'), Mrs. McGillicuddy looks out her window and witnesses a murder on another train. 'Murder on the Calais Coach' was another title for the famous 'Murder on the Orient Express'.
St. Mary Mead. St. Mary Mead is a typical English village. Miss Marple is famous for finding 'village parallels' for characters she encounters in her mystery-solving career. She believes that evil is alive and well in a small English village, as it is everywhere else.
Nemesis. Miss Marple meets Mr. Jason Rafiel in 'A Caribbean Mystery' and in his will, he sends her on a garden tour because he knows she will find and solve an old murder mystery along the way.
Jane. Miss Jane Marple became one of the most beloved, famous, and copied detectives of all time.
Blue. Her intelligent shrewd blue eyes are often referred to.
St Mary Mead. Miss Marple always found parallels between the crimes she was investigation and the people in her village. He thought was that 'Human nature is the same everywhere'.
|Joan Hickson once starred in a film in which Margaret Rutherford was portraying Miss Marple. Which film was it?||Miss Jane Marple
Murder She Said. Apparently this is where Agatha and Joan met and when Christie told Hickson that she was the woman to play Miss Marple.
|In 'A Caribbean Mystery' Miss Marple meets a crotchety old man who becomes an unlikely friend. His character is also mentioned in the book 'Nemesis'. What is his name?||Miss Jane Marple
Mr Rafiel . In 'Nemesis' Jane Marple is sent on the trail of an old mystery by Mr Rafiel after his death. This was my favourite adaptation by the BBc featuring Joan Hickson, and 'A Carribean Mystery' is my favourite Miss Marple mystery.
|What is the surname of the Chief Inspector in the book 'At Bertram's Hotel'?||Miss Jane Marple
Davy. Jane is sent on holiday to the hotel as a treat by her niece, and is puzzled why so many crimes seem to be associated with the hotel.
|In 'Murder at the Vicarage' what is the name of the character found dead at the Vicarage?||Miss Jane Marple
Colonel Protheroe. This is the first Jane Marple book and Agatha Christie said she was never sure why she wrote this book or introduced a new character 'certainly at the time I had no intention of continuing her for the rest of my life'. This quote is from 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography'.
20. Including 'Miss Marple Tells a Story', 'Strange Jest' and 'The Case of the Perfect Maid'.
12. Including 'The Body in the Library', 'Moving Finger' and 'At Bertram's Hotel'.
Lewis's son. Carrie Louise told Jane that the young man known as Edgar was really the son of Lewis from an old love affair with an actress.
He drowned in the pond.. When the young man posing as Edgar Lawson rowed out on the pond in a leaky boat, Lewis jumped in to save him. It was a vain attempt, as both drowned.
He knew vast sums had been embezzled from the Gulbrandsen Trust.. He had discovered that vast sums had been transferred from the Gulbrandsen Trust.
Three. The murdered characters were Christian, Ernie and Alex. Ernie and Alex were crushed when the big counterweight at theater was dropped on them.
Ernie. Ernie Gregg was one of Stonygates's juvenile inhabitants. That boasting got poor Ernie murdered, too!
Alex's. Alex's card was tucked into the box, but he did not sent the chocolates.
He thought Carrie Louise was being poisoned.. Lewis told the police that Christian suspected Carrie Louise was being poisoned. Christian had never meet Miss Marple until his unexpected visit to Stonygates.
Paper in the typewriter. Miss Marple was as sharp as a tack! She saw Christian sitting in front of the typewriter as if he had been typing a letter when he was shot--but the typewriter was empty.
Miss Bellever. Miss Bellever wore many hats. She was Carrie Louise's secretary and companion, and watched over her like a hawk.
|Who was locked in the study with Lewis on the night of Christian Gulbrandsen's murder, and was heard from the Hall threatening Lewis with a revolver?||'Murder With Mirrors'--Miss Marple
Edgar Lawson. This little drama was where the book got its title. It was all an elaborate misdirection such as a magician uses. It was staged to draw the attention of those in the Great Hall from the murder that was taking place upstairs.
He was her stepson from her first marriage.. Carrie Louise's much older first husband was Christian Gulbrandsen's father.
Training center for juvenile criminals. Ruth told Jane Marple that Stonygates was a 'training establishment for juvenile criminals, complete with psychiatrists...and all the rest'.
Ruth Van Rydock. The three had been friends since their school days.
|And finally, who did Miss Marple meet in "A Carribean Mystery", who would also ask for her help, from beyond the grave, in "Nemesis"?||Miss Marple
Jason Rafiel. In "Nemesis", Miss Marple reads in "The Times", that Jason Rafiel, the millionaire, whom she met while she was in the West Indies, has died. Later, she receives a letter from Mr Rafiel asking her to help him solve a mystery, a murder committed years earlier. Rafiel's son is in jail for this murder, but Mr Rafiel does not believe he did it.
|What was the name of the woman who helps Miss Marple in "4.50 from Paddington"? (This book is also known as "What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw".)||Miss Marple
Lucy Eylesbarrow. It is a very unusual place to see a murder committed! The other women mentioned also starred in other Miss Marple novels.