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Agatha Christie
Sleeping Murder

First Published

Collins, London, Oct. 1976
Dodd Mead, New York, 1976


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. Despite her best efforts to modernise the house, she only succeeded in dredging up its past. Worse, she felt an irrational sense of terror every time she climbed the stairs...

In fear, Gwenda turned to Miss Marple to exorcise her ghosts. Between them, they were to solve a 'perfect' crime committed many years before.


1. A House
2. Wallpaper
3. 'Cover her face...'
4. Helen?
5. Murder in Retrospect
6. Exercise in Detection
7. Dr Kennedy
8. Kelvin Halliday's Delusion
9. Unknown Factor?
10. A Case History
11. The Men in Her Life
12. Lily Kimble
13. Walter Fane
14. Edith Pagett
15. An Address
16. Mother's Son
17. Richard Erskine
18. Bindweed
19. Mr Kimble Speaks
20. The Girl Helen
21. J. J. Afflick
22. Lily Keeps an Appointment
23. Which of Them?
24. The Monkey's Paws
25. Postscript at Torquay


Miss Jane Marple, Raymond West, Joan West, Gwenda Reed, Giles Reed, Mrs Cocker, Mr Foster, Kevin Halliday, Dr James Kennedy, Dr Penrose, Walter Fane, Mrs Fane, Edith Paget, Lily Kimble, Richard Erskine, Jackie Afflick, Mrs Hengrave, Mr Sims, Jim Kimble, Mr Galbraith, Janet Erskine, Det.Insp.Last

Movie & TV

Sleeping Murder, 1986
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
director John Howard Davies
writer Ken Taylor
cast Joan Hickson(Miss Marple), Geraldine Alexander(Gwenda Reed), John Moulder Brown(Giles Reed), Jean Anderson(Mrs. Faine), Terrence Hardiman(Walter Faine), Jack Watson(Mr. Foster), Jean Scott(Miss Crocker), Frederick Treves(Dr. James Kennedy), John Bennett(Richard Erskine), Geraldine Newman(Janet Erskine),
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Shoji Yonemura,
cast/voice Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple)
Sleeping Murder, 2005
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2
director Ed Hall
writer Stephen Churchett
cast Geraldine McEwan(Miss Jane Marple), Phil Davis (Dr. Kennedy), Dawn French (Janet Erskine), Paul McGann (Dickie Erskine), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Pagett), Peter Serafinowicz (Walter Fane), Sarah Parish (Eve Ballantyne), Helen Coker (Lily), Nickolas Grace (Lionel Luff), Anna-Louise Plowman (Helen Marsden), Richard Bremmer (Mr. Sims), Julian Wadham (Kevin Halliday), Martin Kemp (Jackie Afflick), Sophia Miles (Gwenda Halliday), Harry Treadaway (George Erkskine), Mary Healey (Shop Assistant), Greg Hicks (Ferdinand), Vincent Leigh (Jim Tutt), Geraldine Chaplin (Mrs. Fane), Russ Abbot (Chief Inspector Primer), Harriet Walter (Duchess), Emilio Doorgasingh (Sgt. Desai), Aidan McArdle (Hugh Hombeam)
Un meurtre en sommeil
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie, 2012
director Éric Woreth
writer Anne Giafferi, Muriel Magellan
cast Antoine Duléry, Marius Colucci, Jennifer Decker, Sophie Le Tellier, Patrick Descamps, Laurent Fernandez, Remy Gence


  1. Official Site: Sleeping Murder
  2. Wikipedia: Sleeping Murder
  3. IMDb: Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
  4. IMDb: Marple: Sleeping Murder (2006)
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