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4/5 40) Thirteen For Luck! (US: 1961, UK: 1966, ss) ‘Double Sin’: See Double Sin (1961*). ‘The Arcadian Deer’: See The Labours of Hercules (1947). ‘The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly’: See Three Blind Mice (1950*). ‘The Third Floor Flat’: Ditto. ‘The Plymouth Express’: See The Under Dog (1951*). ‘The Cornish Mystery’: Ditto. 41) The Clocks (1963) Case: A typist discovers a man’s body behind a sofa… Context: Unique in having two virtually unrelated plots, this novel also sees an atypical blending of espionage and crime detection (as in The Big Four, 1927).
Strange Jest’: Ditto. ‘The Tape-Measure Murder’: Ditto. ‘Greenshaw’s Folly’: See The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960†). ‘Sanctuary’: See Double Sin (1961*) 18) Nemesis (1971) Case: A message from a dead acquaintance prompts a bus tour to an unknown crime… Context: This is the last Miss Marple book that Christie wrote. Certain inconsistencies arise due, no doubt, to the author’s advancing age. Conclusion: An ambling, repetitious, slow-paced mystery tour of a book, but still quite enjoyable in its own way.
Dr Haydock Miss Marple’s own doctor and the local police surgeon. A flawed humanitarian, he is upright and above suspicion. Appearances: The Murder at the Vicarage (1930), The Body in the Library (1942) and ‘The Case of the Caretaker’ (Three Blind Mice, 1950*). Colonel Melchett Chief Constable of Radfordshire. Appearances: The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) and ‘The TapeMeasure Murder’ (Three Blind Mice, 1950*). Inspector Slack Rude and overbearing, he is universally disliked by all those he comes into contact with.