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Read By: Adjoa Andoh, Alex Kingston, Celia Imrie, Imogen Stubbs, Miriam Margolyes, Ramon Tikaram, Adrian Scarborough, Alison Steadman, Jodhi May, Chipo Chung, Anna Chancellor, Cathy Tyson, various narrators Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780063136083

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

30

Longest Chapter Length:

66:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:57 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

4

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Each author captures Christie—and Marple—perfectly, while also displaying just a bit of her own unique touch. . . . This new and entertaining collection by some of our favorite writers will hook a new group of readers to the formidable Miss Marple." — Rhys Bowen, Washington Post

“Marple is the best loved [detective]. Also the most influential. . . . It is Miss Marple who introduced the revolutionary notion that people are essentially the same wherever one goes.” Los Angeles Times

Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth, Jane Marple, returns to solve twelve baffling cases in this brand-new collection, penned by a host of acclaimed authors skilled in the fine art of mystery and murder

One doesn't stop at one murder...

Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie’s beloved character returns to the page for a globe-trotting tour of crime and detection.

Join Marple as she travels through her sleepy English village and around the world. In St Mary Mead, a Christmas dinner is interrupted by unexpected guests; the Broadway stage in New York City is set for a dangerous improvisation; bad omens surround an untimely death aboard a cruise ship to Hong Kong; and a bestselling writer on holiday in Italy is caught in a nefarious plot. These and other crimes committed in the name of love, jealousy, blackmail, and revenge are ones that only the indomitable Jane Marple can solve.

Bringing a fresh twist to the hallmarks of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, these twelve esteemed writers have captured the sharp wit, unique voice, and droll ingenuity of the deceptively demure detective. A triumphant celebration of Christie’s legacy and essential reading for crime lovers, Marple is a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains one of the most famous detectives of all time.

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“The stories…are equally attuned to our heroine’s wry sagacity and to her ability to detect evil intent wherever it lurks.”

— Booklist (starred review) 

Quotes

  • “Each author captures Christie—and Marple—perfectly, while also displaying just a bit of her own unique touch.”

    — Washington Post
  • “Marple is a solid anthology that pays tribute to Christie whose work endures.

    — South Florida Sun Sentinel

Awards

  • A South Florida Sun Sentinel Pick of Best Mysteries of 2022
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mysteries

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    " A sample was enough. The narrator was amazing. Miss Jane Marple would never have "flexed her knobbly knuckles" in a public setting no matter how anonymous. You lost me immediately at the point. "

    — Gretchen , 7/22/2023

About the Authors

Naomi Alderman is the bestselling author of several books, including The Power, which won the Women’s Prize for Fiction and was chosen as a book of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times and was recommended as a book of the year by both Barack Obama and Bill Gates. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a professor of creative writing at Bath Spa University.

Val McDermid is an author whose bestselling novels have won the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award, and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement. She is also a multiple finalist for the Edgar Award, including for the true crime nominee Forensics. Her novels have been translated into forty languages and have sold over 16 million copies. Visit her online at ValMcDermid.com.

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author of several novels with sales of more than five million copies in thirty-eight languages. Her fiction includes the novel Labyrinth, which became a New York Times bestseller, as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories. She is the co-founder and chair of the board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the bestselling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over two billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.

Jean Kwok was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Brooklyn as a young girl. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and completed an MFA in fiction at Columbia. She worked as an English teacher and Dutch-English translator at Leiden University in the Netherlands before writing full-time. She has been published in Story Magazine and Prairie Schooner.

Elly Griffiths is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; The Postscript Murders; and Bleeding Heart Yard. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England. 

Natalie Haynes is the author of eight books, including A Thousand Ships, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction. She has written and recorded nine series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for the BBC. She has written for the London newspapers, including the Times, the Independent, the Guardian, and the Observer.

Ruth Ware is the author of that mysteries and crime thrillers, any of which have made the New York Times and Toronto Globe and Mail’s bestsellers list. One by One was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was named a best book of the year by the The Observer (London) and Barnes&Noble.com. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

Lucy Foley is the author of five novels, including The Guest List, The Hunt­ing Party, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Paris Apartment. She studied English liter­ature at Durham University and University College London and worked for several years as a fiction edi­tor in the publishing industry.

Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn’t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret. To learn more about her, go to her website, karenmcmanus.com, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter.

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows and the Grisha Trilogy. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her romantic comedy A Princess in Theory was named a New York Times notable book for 2018. Her Civil War–set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018 and also the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award Book of the Year. She has contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, and others, and her books have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

About the Narrators

Adjoa Andoh is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. In 2022, she was awarded the AudioFile Golden Voice Award. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.

Alex Kingston is a British actress best known internationally for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the hit television show ER. She also has a recurring role on the longest-running science fiction series of all time: BBC’s Doctor Who.

Imogen Stubbs made her name on stage with the Royal Shakespearean Company, notably as Desdemona in Othello, but she is probably best known to British audiences as Anna Lee, the private detective heroine on the 1990s TV series by the same name. She later played Sarah Spiller in the whimsical BBC kids series Big Kids. On film she had key roles in Sense and Sensibility and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. She and her former husband, director Sir Trevor Nunn, have two children together.

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Adrian Scarborough is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Neil Hellegers grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA in theater arts and a minor in psychology before getting an MFA in acting from the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to New York City in 2003 and, since then, has made a career of theatrical performance, percussion, theater education, and audiobook narration. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.