Marple: Short Stories

Thank you, William Morrow, for the gifted copy of Marple. {partner}

Genre: Short Stories
Trope: Mystery
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 9.13.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆


“This collection of a dozen original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie’s Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery.

Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Natalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse, Ruth Ware”


“Revenge and settling of scores. That’s another thing one finds a great deal of in a small, out-of-the-way places.”

Are you looking for a new mystery to read this fall but don’t have much time to devote to reading? Then you’ll want to check out this new collection of short stories written by 12 sleuth-savvy authors!

For someone who hasn’t read many short stories, I enjoyed picking a new mystery to read each night before bed. Most in this collection come in around 35-ish pages and offer the same whip-smart Mrs. Marple that Agatha Christie created years ago. My favorite from this book has to be ‘The Jade Express’ from Jean Kwok 🤩

My only complaint is for personal reasons: I can’t get into short stories, especially when it comes from an Agatha Christie-Esque writing style — she pacts a myriad of characters into her stories. I need more character development and time spent putting together puzzle pieces in my stories.

However, I still marveled at how this collection of authors crafted their stories so that it felt like Ms. Christie was the author. On several occasions, I had to remind myself that this was not written by her but by several different authors. Marple deserves a round of applause for that.

🕵🏽‍♀️ Brilliant introduction to the world of Agatha Christie
✍🏼 Written by 12 phenomenal mystery authors
📖 Each story is 35ish pages
🍂 Perfect for Fall mystery reading

I definitely suggest picking up Marple when it publishes on Tuesday, September 13!

Format: 384 pages, hardback
Published: September 2022
ISBN 0063136058 (ISBN13: 9780063136052)

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