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Reflecting on Miss Marple

Shaw, Marion; Vanacker, Sabine


Marion Shaw

Sabine Vanacker


© 1991 Marion Shaw and Sabine Vanacker. All rights reserved. Originally published in 1991, Reflecting on Miss Marple looks at the incongruous combination of violence, murder and a sweet, white-haired old lady, and examines why this makes such a potent but unlikely formula. The book is an astute and engaging account which reveals Miss Marple as a feminist heroine, triumphantly able to exploit contemporary prejudices against unmarried women in order to solve her case. The authors explore the inherent contradictions of Agatha Christies Miss Marple novels, their social context, and their place in detective fiction as a whole.


Shaw, M., & Vanacker, S. (1991). Reflecting on Miss Marple. Routledge.

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 1991
Publication Date Aug 1, 1991
Book Title Reflecting on Miss Marple
ISBN 978-0-41501-794-7; 9780429838521; 0415017947; 9781138322417
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