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Agatha Christie
They Do It with Mirrors

To Matthew Prichard

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1952
John Bull, Apr.26-May.31 1952
Dodd Mead, New York, 1952 as "Murder with Mirrors"
Cosmopolitan, Apr. 1952 as 'Murder with Mirrors'


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gulbrandsen, is less fortunate - shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr Gulbrandsen's visit.


Miss Jane Marple, Carrie Louise Serrocold, Lewis Serrocold, Ruth van Rydock, Christian Gulbrandsen, Gina Hudd, Walter Hudd, Mildred Strete, Alex Restarick, Stephen Restarick, Edgar Lawson, Dr Maseryk, Det.Sgt Lake, Ernie Gregg

Movie & TV

Murder with Mirrors, 1985 (USA/TV)
director Dick Lowry
writer George Eckstein
cast Helen Hayes(Miss Marple), Bette Davis(Carrie Louise Serrocold), John Mills(Lewis Serrocold), John Woodvine(Christian Gilbranson), Dorothy Tutin(Mildred Strete), James Coombs(Steven Restarick), Tim Roth(Edgar Lawson), Christopher Fairbank(Sergeant Lake), Leo McKern(Inspector Curry), Liane Langland(Gina Markham)
They Do It with Mirrors, 1991
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
director Norman Stone
writer T. R. Bowen
cast Joan Hickson(Miss Marple), Jean Simmons(Carrie-Louise Serrocold), Joss Ackland(Lewis Serrocold), Faith Brook(Ruth van Rydock), John Bott(Christian Gulbrandsen), Gillian Barge(Mildred Strete), David Horovitch(Inspector Slack), Holly Aird(Gina Hudd), Todd Boyce(Walter Hudd), Christopher Villiers(Alex Restarick),
They Do It with Mirrors, 2009
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 4
director Andy Wilson
writer Paul Rutman
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Elliot Cowan(Wally Hudd), Emma Griffiths Malin(Gina Elsworth), Joan Collins(Ruth Van Rydock), Penelope Wilton(Carrie Louise Serrocold), Brian Cox(Lewis Serrocold), Jordan Long(Whitstable Ernest), Sarah Smart(Mildred), Maxine Peake(Jolly Bellever), Alexei Sayle(Dr. Maverick), Liam Garrigan(Stephen Restarick), Tom Payne(Edgar Lawson), Nigel Terry(Christian Gulbrandsen), Ian Ogilvy(Johnny Restarick), Alex Jennings(Inspector Curry)
Jeux de glaces, 2013
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie (Saison 2)
based on "They Do It With Mirrors"
director Éric Woreth
writer Sylvie Simon
cast Samuel Labarthe, Blandine Bellavoir, Élodie Frenck, Dominique Thomas, Éric Beauchamp, Olivier Rabourdin, Catherine Mouchet, Stéphane Caillard, Shane Woodward, Guillaume Bienvenu, Solveig Maupu, Vincent Londez, Jean-Marie Paris


  1. Official Site: They Do It with Mirrors
  2. Wikipedia: They Do It with Mirrors
  3. IMDb: Murder with Mirrors (1985)
  4. IMDb: Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991)
  5. IMDb: Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (2009)
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