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Agatha Christie
By the Pricking of My Thumbs

This BOOK is dedicated to the many readers in this and other countries who write to me asking: "What has happened to Tommy and Tuppence? What are they doing now?"
My best wishes to you all, and I hope that you will enjoy meeting Tommy and Tuppence again, years older, but with spirit unquenched!

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1968
Dodd Mead, New York, 1968


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors: after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady.

But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talked about 'something behind the fire place', Tommy and Tuppence found themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure...


Tommy Beresford, Tuppence Beresford, Albert Batt, Nellie Bligh, Emma Boscowan, Liz Copleigh, Mr. Eccles, Ada Fanshaw, Julia Lancaster, Elizabeth Moody, Dr. Murray, Miss Packard, Major General Sir Josiah Penn, Alice Perry, Amos Perry, Ivor Smith, Sir Philip Starke

Movie & TV

Mon petit doigt m'a dit..., 2005 (FR)
director Pascal Thomas
writer François Caviglioli
cast Catherine Frot (Prudence Beresford), André Dussollier, Geneviève Bujold, Laurent Terzieff, Valérie Kaprisky, Bernard Verley, Alexandra Stewart, Sarah Biasini, François Bettens, Françoise Seigner, Elisabeth Macocco, Isabelle Giani, Hervé Pierre, Alexandre Pesle, André Thorent
By The Pricking Of My Thumbs, 2005
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2
director Peter Medak
writer Stewart Harcourt
cast Geraldine McEwan(Miss Jane Marple), Clare Holman (Miss Packard), Miriam Karlin (Marjorie Moody), O.T. Fagbenle (Chris Murphy), Jody Halse (Amos Perry), Josie Lawrence (Hannah), Michael Begley (Ethan Maxwell), Greta Scacchi (Tuppence Berresford), Brian Conley (Eric Johnson), Eliza Bennett (Nora Johnson), Florence Strickland (Jane Eyre), Patrick Barlow (Mr. Timothy), Lia Williams (Nellie Bligh), Steven Berkoff (Freddie Eccles), Oliver Jordan (Young Ethan), Anthony Andrews (Tommy Berresford), Michael Maloney (Dr. Joshua Waters), Leslie Phillips (Sir Phillip Starke), Chloe Pennington (Young Hannah), Michelle Ryan (Rose)


  1. Official Site: By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  2. Wikipedia: By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  3. IMDb: Mon petit doigt m'a dit... (2005)
  4. IMDb: Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006)
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