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The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

The Thirteen Problems (1932)

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Miss Marple (short story collection)

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Gathered at his aunt Jane Marple's cottage, novelist Raymond West and a group of his friends challenge each other to relay creepy stories of unsolved murders. The catch is that the true outcome must be known by the storyteller, so that the listeners know if they've been clever enough to "solve" the crime. They allow elderly Aunt Jane to play too, and she's so good at the game that she's invited to dinner by Sir Henry Clithering and plays detective for a new group. A fun, fast collection of murder mysteries. ( )
  mstrust | Aug 3, 2015 |
Thirteen short stories were bundled in this volume. As a group of friends fond of detective stories gather to tell each other solved mysteries in order to test their deductive reasoning. Among the cases, the intelligence of a single woman will stand out: she is a quiet a rural ancient lady whose name is Miss Marple. A book really easy to read: the stories and short and provide all the elements to solve the problems. Some of them even show an outstanding quality, which is a delightful surprise the fans of Christie will find attractive. ( )
  Hanneri | Jun 23, 2015 |
Although a series of short mysteries all involving Miss Marple, they are cleverly knit together so there is less of the choppiness and simplicity of most mystery short stories. A few suffer but most are very clever indeed.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
it was okay. not sure if i will read any more from this series. ( )
  jodiesohl | Jun 29, 2014 |
Basically a series of short stories in which Miss Marple is extremely clever, but that makes it very fun to play along and try to guess who did it.
  arcadia123 | Feb 19, 2014 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hickson, JoanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malling, LivTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Unsolved mysteries.' (The Tuesday Night Club)
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The Thirteen Problems has also been published as Miss Marple and the Thirteen Problems and The Tuesday Club Murders
BUT Thirteen Clues has different text from the Problems/Tuesday
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451200209, Mass Market Paperback)

Miss Marple puts her deductive skills to use in thirteen of her most fiendish cases in this short story collection from the reigning matriarch of mystery.

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One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple's House and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes. The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read 'heap of fish'; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that 'Blue Geranium' meant death.… (more)

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