Thursday, July 15, 2010

Opening Theme: MISS MARPLE

With the release of my new whodunit Nursing a Grudge starring geriatric amateur sleuth Earl Walker, this blog is featuring senior citizen detective shows the next several weeks ...

Agatha Christie's famed amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple was introduced in the short story "The Tuesday Night Club," published in The Royal Magazine December 1927. Her first full-length novel was Murder at the Vicarage 1930.

Over the years, the character has been played by several actresses in film and on TV. From 1984-1992, the BBC series Miss Marple, starring Joan Hickson, adapted all the original Miss Marple novels. Starting in 2004, the ITV series Agatha Christie's Marple has starred Geraldine McEwan and now Julia McKenzie.

The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, BBC, 1990 (starring Joan Hickson)


Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (starring Geraldine McEwan)


Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Miss Marple (starring Julia Mckenzie)


More themes:
Agatha Christie's Great Detectives (anime)
MATLOCK
BARNABY JONES
QUINCY
THE EQUALIZER
HARRY O
NBC Mystery Movie (COLUMBO)
PERRY MASON
Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
Checkmate
Magnum P.I.
Monk
Simon & Simon 
THE ROCKFORD FILES



From The Thrill of it All:
Agatha Christie meets Doctor Who
Detectives: HERCULE POIROT by Agatha Christie
Detectives: MISS MARPLE by Agatha Christie
Detectives: TOMMY and TUPPENCE by Agatha Christie
Detectives: SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Detectives: HAMISH MACBETH by MC Beaton
Detectives: HORACE RUMPOLE (Rumpole of the Bailey) by John Mortimer
Detectives: JESSICA FLETCHER (Murder She Wrote) by Donald Bain
Detectives: DR. MARK SLOANE (Diagnosis Murder) by Lee Goldberg
Retirement is Murder: 10 Senior Sleuths
100 Mystery Series: 1887-2010
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
Christmas Can Be Murder: 10 Seasonal Mystery Titles

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