Miss Marple Tells a Story is a radio play created by Agatha Christie for the BBC which was converted into a short story published as the sixth story in the collection The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories.

Synopsis Edit

Miss Marple is asked for help by an old friend of her solicitor, who is about to be indicted for his wife’s murder. She was stabbed to death in a hotel room but he swears that he is innocent. Can Miss Marple save him from the gallows?


Publication history Edit

Miss Marple Tells a Story was specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play and read by Christie herself on May 11. The twenty-minute broadcast took place on Friday, 11 May 1934 at 9.20pm on the National Programme.

  • 1935, Home Journal (Volume 3, Issue 64), 25 May 1935, illustrated by Michael Bernard (Under the title Behind Closed Doors)
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