Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

Dust-jacket illustration of the first UK edition
Author Agatha Christie
Cover artist Not known
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Detective fiction Short stories
Publisher Collins Crime Club
Publication date
October 1979
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 140 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-00-231596-3
OCLC 52457481
Preceded by An Autobiography
Followed by Problem at Pollensa Bay

Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in October 1979 retailing at £4.50.[1] It was the last Christie book to be published under the Collins Crime Club imprint although HarperCollins continue to be the writer's UK publishers.

The book contains eight short stories and did not appear in the United States; however, in 2010, an audio book and the Kindle edition were released, which included six stories from the book, plus Greenshaw's Folly.

List of stories

Literary significance and reception

Robert Barnard: "Posthumous collection, containing several good and good-ish Marple cases previously only available in the States. Also two supernatural stories, which Christie did not have the stylistic resources to bring off successfully."[2]

Publication history

Five paperback editions were issued from November 1980 to the most recent in April 2010 by Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, ISBN 1444802348 / 9781444802344.

This collection was issued for Kindle by HarperCollins in October 2010, ISBN B0046RE5FY and in July 2012, ISBN B008I5CNPE.[3] The latest audio edition includes an additional short story, originally published in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding collection, Greenshaw's Folly.

First publication of stories

The first UK magazine publication of all the stories is as follows:


  1. Collins Crime Club – A checklist of First Editions Chris Peers, Ralph Spurrier and Jamie Sturgeon. Dragonby Press (Second Edition) March 1999 (Page 16)
  2. Barnard, Robert. A Talent to Deceive – an appreciation of Agatha Christie – Revised edition (Page 197). Fontana Books, 1990. ISBN 0-00-637474-3
  3. "Miss Marple's Final Cases". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. The Daily Mirror 6 April 1934 (Page 24)
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