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What Poirot novels do you think would be better suited to Miss Marple?

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  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, there are enough with Poirot, I hate Endless Night I find it so dull, It needed a Recurring Character and could have had one in the form of Race, Hastings, Luke, Calgary or Charles Heywood to help this dull and nauseating story along, Death Comes At The End and Passenger To Frankfurt also Dull and nauseating IMHO couldn't.
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England ✭✭✭
    Hastings is one of the few Poirot Watsons who does not appear in any of the other series - Mrs Oliver and Miss Lemon both appear in the Parker Pyne series, and Race appears in The Man in the Brown Suit. Battle appears in Towards Zero and Murder is Easy. By the time The Murder on the Links was written, Christie admitted she was growing tired of Hastings and wanted to marry him off and cart him off to Argentina the first chance she got!

    I found Endless Night quite good as it was, though I found certain characters could have been kept out of the plot completely with no effect to the reveal.

    I also think Miss Marple would have quite enjoyed the Hallowe'en Party - all those murders with village parallels just waiting to be drawn! In that case, however, we might have had Raymond West as the novelist who Joyce was trying to impress, rather than Mrs Oliver. And Miss Marple would have had a wonderful time talking to Miss Emlyn and consoling Mrs Reynolds. However, we might have to do away with Spence and Elspeth (or else make Mrs McKay one of Miss Marple's friends).
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know all that about Hastings, Ariadne, Miss Lemon, Race and Battle, It is just my opinion, you Like Endless Night whereas I found it dry and lifeless and in need of a Recurring Character to give it a lift and sparkle,

    I would not put Miss Marple in Halloween Party, If I was to do anything with it maybe I would swap Poirot for Luke from Murder is Easy or Calgary from Ordeal by Innosense I definitely would not take out Spence or Elspeth who are in my opinion the best Characters in the Book apart From Poirot and Ariadne

  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    What about short stories? I would love to see her replace Poirot in Mystery At Hunters Lodge with Dolly replacing Hastings after all Miss Marple wasn't at the Fete in The Mirror Crack'd or at Little Paddocks in A Murder Is Announced and the Gathering at Little Paddocks and those were retold to her 2nd hand
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England ✭✭✭
    I agree, Tommy! I'd also, perhaps, like it if we had Miss Marple's involvement in The Adventure of Johnny Waverly, as an aunt of Mrs Waverly, perhaps...? Or a friend, former neighbour, something of the sort. I would have liked to see her views on the kidnapping on children and her insights into Tredwell and Miss Collins.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree about The Adventure of Johnny Waverley, I don't recall who Miss Collins is but wasn't Tredwell in The Bundle Books? I don't see her at Chimneys, or with Lady Derwent and Bobby either.
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would also put her in Sparkling Cyanide, I don't like the Book so have only read it once but I can see her solveing the thing with Colonel Race that is if he doesn't marry Suzy
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England ✭✭✭
    What about Harley Quinn? Which novels do you think he would make an interesting addition to? Since he was a friend of lovers, I might be inclined to suggest Evil Under the Sun, since a 'crime passionel' is the verdict among the guests. Satterthwaite might also enjoy detection in the novel, being the slight snob that he is, and he can have his pickings among the hotel guests. (Miss Darnley might be the closest to a society dame he can lay his hands on!)
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dead Man's Folly, what if it was set on the Property of a friend of Dolly Bantry's or on The Bantry's land and they still got Ariadne to do the treasure Hunt but Dolly brought Miss Marple and it would sought of be like the Ustinov Film but with MM instead of Poirot and Dolly instead of Hastings
  • HerculeAndAchilleHerculeAndAchille Harrogate, England ✭✭✭
    How interesting, @Tommy_A_Jones! But in that case, how would you work in Sir and Lady Stubbs? As guests? Or perhaps, like in "The Mirror Crack'd", the Bantrys could have sold it to Sir George and Lady Harriet. The couple who lodged on the grounds could become tenants or live in the "development".
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