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


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

Films & TV

Mon petit doigt m'a dit..., FR, 2005
Film list
By the Pricking of My Thumbs, ITV/UK, 2006
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Pocket Books



Western Europe covers

Mon petit doigt m'a dit

French index

Le Masque (#1115) 1970

Club des Masques (#201) 1974

Le Livre de Poche (#13851) 1995


De pop in de schoorsteen

Dutch index

Lauter reizende alte Damen / Eine reizende alte Dame

German index


Northern Europe covers

Ett sting i tummen

Swedish index

Huset ved kanalen

Danish index

Gammel dame forsvinner

Norwegian index

Eipä aikaakaan niin voi kauhistus

Finnish index

Pöial sügeleb kui hull

Estonian index

Ērkšķis pirkstā

Spragtelėjus pirštais

Lithuanian index

Southern Europe covers

Sento i pollici che prudono

Italian index

El Cuadro

Spanish index

Per la frisança que sento als dits

Um Pressentimento Funesto / Caminho para a Morte / A Premonição

Portuguese index

Um Pressentimento Funesto

Caminho para a Morte

A Premonição

Οι άγγελοι δεν φλυαρούν

Greek index

Трнци у прстима / Zla Sudba / Trnci u prstima

former Yugoslavia index

Zla sudba

former Yugoslavia index

Zla sudba

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Dům u kanálu

Czech index

"Balhüvelykem bizsereg..."

Hungarian index

Злото е на път

Bulgarian index

Dom nad kanałem

Polish index


Cand ma furnica degetele

Romanian index

Клацни пальцем тільки раз

Щелкни пальцем только раз / Пальцы чешутся... К чему бы?

Russian index

Middle East & Asian covers

Pembe Evdeki Ölü

Turkish index

قاتلة الأطفال / وخز الأصابع

Arabic index

عروسكي در دودكش بخاريسوزش سر انگشتان

A.P. = anno Persico (Persian year); Persian index

Rumah di Tepi Kanal

Indonesian index

ฆาตกรรมเลือดเย็น ⁄ บ้านปริศนา ⁄ สัญญาณมรณะ

Thai index

Người vợ mất tích / Bức họa chết người

Vietnamese index

拇指一豎 / 拇指一竖 / 煦阳岭的疑云 / 顫刺的預兆 / 煦阳岭疑云

Chinese index








Japanese index

엄지손가락의 아픔

Korean index