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  • The Miss. Marple series, are a set of detective novels, written by Agatha Christie. They usually have some sort of bad thing happen (theft, murder etc.), which Miss. Marple (along with others) tries to figure out "who did it". They are one of the most popular series of books that Agatha Christie wrote. There have also been numerous TV shows, films and radio shows made of them.
  • Miss Marple is, after Hercule Poirot, the second of Agatha Christie's big two detective characters. She was second to Poirot both chronologically, making her debut seven years after him, and in the affections of the public, but it is reported that of the two of them Christie herself much preferred Miss Marple. She made her first appearance in the short story "The Tuesday Night Club" in 1927, and first featured in a novel in 1930, with The Murder at the Vicarage. In all, she appeared in 12 novels and 24 short stories.
  • Miss Marple was a fictional detective created by Agatha Christie. Christie was unconsciously inspired to create the character by a meeting with Donna Noble and the Tenth Doctor in 1926, in which Donna made an anachronistic remark about Miss Marple, a character she hadn't created yet. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) Lavinia Smith liked to think of herself as a Miss Marple type, sending Sarah Jane to investigate and report on her behalf, such as when she sent her to Egypt. (COMIC: City of Devils)
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  • Miss Marple is, after Hercule Poirot, the second of Agatha Christie's big two detective characters. She was second to Poirot both chronologically, making her debut seven years after him, and in the affections of the public, but it is reported that of the two of them Christie herself much preferred Miss Marple. She made her first appearance in the short story "The Tuesday Night Club" in 1927, and first featured in a novel in 1930, with The Murder at the Vicarage. In all, she appeared in 12 novels and 24 short stories. Miss Jane Marple is a little old spinster lady living in the English village of St Mary Mead, with an occasional tendency to stumble into murder mysteries. Her gently ultra-conventional exterior hides a keen perception and wide-ranging understanding of human nature from which she gains insight that lets her proceed where the official detectives are baffled. The kicker is that this wisdom is derived entirely from her observation of one village's life; confronted with a horrific murder, she invariably can draw the 'village parallel' between the suspects' behaviour and some random schoolboy prank or irregularity with the church funds. ("Human nature is much the same everywhere, I find...") Miss Marple's first screen adaptation was in 1961, when she was portrayed by Margaret Rutherford in four films beginning in that year. The films are well regarded as comedies, if not as adaptations. Only the first was even based on one of Christie's Miss Marple novels, and that not very closely. Also, Margaret Rutherford is the polar opposite of the sweet old lady of the novels, playing the character as essentially herself: burly, resolute and outspoken. Miss Marple has also been portrayed on film by Angela Lansbury, who later went on to feature in another Little Old Lady Investigates role in Murder, She Wrote -- which itself owes a huge debt to the Marple mythos, in particular the small-town setting. Of several television adaptations, the most faithful and best regarded is the BBC's Miss Marple series (1984-1992) of telefilms, starring Joan Hickson. More recently, ITV's Marple starring Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie (2004-present) is a much looser adaptation, as with the Rutherford series frequently sharing only the titles with the original novels.
  • The Miss. Marple series, are a set of detective novels, written by Agatha Christie. They usually have some sort of bad thing happen (theft, murder etc.), which Miss. Marple (along with others) tries to figure out "who did it". They are one of the most popular series of books that Agatha Christie wrote. There have also been numerous TV shows, films and radio shows made of them.
  • Miss Marple was a fictional detective created by Agatha Christie. Christie was unconsciously inspired to create the character by a meeting with Donna Noble and the Tenth Doctor in 1926, in which Donna made an anachronistic remark about Miss Marple, a character she hadn't created yet. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) Lavinia Smith liked to think of herself as a Miss Marple type, sending Sarah Jane to investigate and report on her behalf, such as when she sent her to Egypt. (COMIC: City of Devils) When Clyde Langer was trying to remember the name of St Agnes Abbey, he thought it was like the lady writer who wrote about the "old lady detective" which prompted Sarah Jane to say Miss Marple. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)