This May we will be re-reading the Miss Marple short story collection, The Thirteen Problems
. The Thirteen Problems
was first published as a collection in the UK in 1932 and later under a different title, The Tuesday Night Murders
, in the US in 1933. These were some of the first Miss Marple stories that Agatha Christie wrote, and the first in the collection, The Tuesday Night Club
, was Miss Marple's debut in print when it was published in The Royal Magazine
The original dustjacket blurb of the collection reads,'Each story is a little masterpiece of detection, clever and ingenious, with just that added twist that only Agatha Christie can give.'
Which of these short stories do you like the best?
Do you think that Miss Marple's character develops throughout the collection?
When comparing these stories to later Miss Marple novels, do you think Christie's style of writing changes or stays the same?