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Agatha Christie
The Thirteen Problems

To Leonard and Katherine Woolley

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Jun. 1932
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1933 as "The Tuesday Club Murders"

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple's House and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes ...

... The case of the disappearing bloodstrains; the theif who committeed 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 ...

Link

  1. Official Site: The Thirteen Problems
  2. Wikipedia: The Thirteen Problems

The Tuesday Night Club

The Royal Magazine, Dec. 1927
a.k.a. 'The Solving Six'
Detective Story Magazine, Jun.2 1928
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Miss Milly Clark, Mr. Albert Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Hargraves, Gladys Linch, Raymond West, Joyce Lempriere, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender, Mr. Petherick, Mrs. Carruthers

Link

  1. Official Site: The Tuesday Night Club

The Idol House of Astarte

The Royal Magazine, Jan. 1928
a.k.a. 'The Solving Six and the Evil Hour'
Detective Story Magazine, Jun.9 1928
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Miss Diana Ashley, Mrs. Carslake, Johnny Carslake, Dr. Symonds, Mr. Smithers, Mr. Burden, Elliot Haydon, Sir Richard "Dick" Haydon, Violet Mannering, Lady Mannering, Captain Rogers, Mrs. Rogers, Raymond West, Joyce Lempriere, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender, Mr. Petherick, Mrs. Carruthers, Lady Sharpley, Jack Baynes

Link

  1. Official Site: The Idol House of Astarte

Ingots of Gold

The Royal Magazine, Feb. 1928
a.k.a. 'The Solving Six and the Golden Grave'
Detective Story Magazine, Jun.16 1928
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Raymond West, Mr. Kelvin, John Newman, Insp. Badgworth, Bill Higgins, Joyce Lempriere, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender, Mr. Petherick, Mrs. Carruthers, Elizabeth

Film & TV Dramas

Kinkai-jiken
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Sukehiro Tomita,
cast/voice Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple), Isao Sasaki

Link

  1. Official Site: Ingots of Gold

The Bloodstained Pavement

The Royal Magazine, Mar. 1928
a.k.a. 'Drip! Drip!'
Detective Story Magazine, Jun.23 1928
a.k.a. 'The Miss Marple and the Wicked World'
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Joyce Lempriere, Miss Carol Harding, Mrs. Green, Denis Davis, Joan Davis, Captain Denis Dacre, Margery Dacre, Raymond West, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender, Mr. Petherick

Link

  1. Official Site: The Bloodstained Pavement

Motive versus Opportunity

The Royal Magazine, Apr. 1928
a.k.a. 'Where’s the Catch?'
Detective Story Magazine, Jun.30 1928
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Mr. Petherick, Grace Garrod, Philip Garrod, Mr. Simon Clode, Christobel (Chris) Clode, George Clode, Mary Clode, Emma Gaunt, Tommy Symonds, Skinner, Absalom Spragg, Eurydice Spragg, Miss Durston, Barnaby, Lucy David, Longman, Raymond West, Joyce Lempriere, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender,

Film & TV Dramas

Doki to kikai
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Sukehiro Tomita,
cast/voice Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple), Toshiaki Karasawa

Link

  1. Official Site: Motive vs. Opportunity

The Thumb Mark of St. Peter

Royal Magazine, May 1928
Detective Story Magazine, Jul.7 1928
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Annie, The Gallaghers, Clara, Mrs. Sims, Mrs. Jones, Geoffrey Denman, Mabel Denman, Mr. Denman, Dorothy, Brewster, Dr. Rawlinson, Raymond West, Joyce Lempriere, Sir Henry Clithering, Dr. Pender, Mr. Petherick, Mrs. Hey

Link

  1. Official Site: The Thumb Mark of St. Peter

The Blue Geranium

The Story-Teller Magazine, Dec. 1929
Pictorical Review, Feb. 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Jean Instow, Carstairs, Copling, Zarida, George Pritchard, Mary Pritchard, Raymond West, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd , Jane Helier

Film & TV Dramas

Aoi GERANIUM
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Seishi Togawa,
cast/voice Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple)
The Blue Geranium, 2009
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 5
director Dave Moore
writer Stewart Harcourt
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Richard Betts(Clerk of the Court), Paul Rhys(Lewis Pritchard), Patrick Baladi(Dr Jonathan Frayn), Claire Rushbrook(Nurse Caroline Copling), Claudie Blakley(Philippa Pritchard), Joanna Page(Hester Milewater), Caroline Catz(Hazel Instow), Kevin R. McNally(Detective Somerset), Molly Harcourt(Susan Pritchard), Benjamin Harcourt(Peter Pritchard), Toby Stephens(George Pritchard), David Calder(Reverend Dermot Milewater), Sharon Small(Mary Pritchard), Jason Durr(Eddie Seward)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Blue Geranium

The Companion

a.k.a. 'The Resurrection of Amy Durrant'
The Story-Teller Magazine, Feb. 1930
a.k.a. 'Companions'
Pictorial Review, Mar. 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Valentine, Miss Amy Durrant, Audrey Denman, Mrs. Trout, Miss Mary Barton, Israel Peters, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd , Jane Helier

Link

  1. Official Site: The Companion

The Four Suspects

The Story-Teller Magazine, Apr. 1930
Pictorial Review, Jan. 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Mrs. Arthur, Emma Greene, Edgar Jackson, Gertrud Swartz, Georgina, Dr. Helmuth Spath, Charles Templeton, Dobbs, Mrs. Trent, Amos Perry, Annie Poultny, Miss Lamb, Dr. Rosen, Greta Rosen, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd , Jane Helier

Link

  1. Official Site: The Four Suspects

A Christmas Tragedy

a.k.a. 'The Hat and the Alibi'
The Story-Teller Magazine, Jan. 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Ethel, Lady Ashton, Jack Sanders, Gladys Sanders, Spender, Hitchcock, the Mortimers, Mrs. Carpenter, Dr. Coles, George, Miss Emily Trollope, Mary, Walter Hones, Littleworth, Annie Webb, Mrs. Edwards, Harry, Mrs. Bruitt, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd , Jane Helier

Link

  1. Official Site: A Christmas Tragedy

The Herb of Death

The Story-Teller Magazine, Mar. 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Mrs. Adelaide Carpenter, Mr. Curle, Sylvia Keene, Mrs. Toomie, Sir Ambrose Bercy, Martin Bercy, Mr. Badger, Mrs. MacArthur, Jerry Lorimer, Miss Maud Wye, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd , Jane Helier

Link

  1. Official Site: The Herb of Death

The Affair at the Bungalow

The Story-Teller Magazine, May 1930
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Jane Helier, Claud Averbury, Miss Mary Kerr, Netta Greene, Sir Herman Cohen, Sir Joseph Salmon, Mr. Leslie Faulkner, Mrs. Pebmarsh, Miss Helman, Claud Leason, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry, Dr. Lloyd

Link

  1. Official Site: The Affair at the Bungalow

Death by Drowning

Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine, Nov. 1931
Characters
Miss Jane Marple, Tom Emmott, Rose Emmott, Joe Ellis, Rex Sandford, Mr. Giles, Insp. Drewitt, Mrs. Bartlett, Peasegood, Footit, Henry Footit, Jimmy Brown, Haydock, Colonel Melchett, Sir Henry Clithering, Mrs. Dolly Bantry, Colonel Arthur Bantry

Link

  1. Official Site: Death by Drowning
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