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Miss Marple Tells a Story is a radio play created by Agatha Christie for the BBC in 1934 which was converted into a short story published in Home Journal on May 25, 1935. In 1939, it was collected and formed the sixth story in the anthology The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories.


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[]

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


  1. J. C. Bernthal, Agatha Christie: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2022), 608, ebook edition.
  2. See this listing at Galactic Central