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The Case of the Caretaker is a short story featuring Miss Marple. It was published in the short story collections Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (US, 1950) and Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (UK, 1978).

PlotEdit

Poor Miss Marple is in bed with flu, when reading Dr Haydock's manuscript, based on real events which ended in a tragic death. But the doctor is convinced it was no accident and Miss Marple tends to agree with him.

CharactersEdit

  • Miss Marple
  • Dr Haydock
  • Miss Harmon
  • Harry Laxton
  • Major Laxton
  • “Mrs Harry”, Louise Laxton
  • Mrs Price
  • Miss Brent
  • Mr Edge
  • Mrs Bella Edge
  • Clarice Vane
  • Mrs Murgatroyd

The Case of the Caretaker's WifeEdit

An early version of this story titled The Case of the Caretaker's Wife was included in John Curran's nonfiction work, Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making in 2011.

Miss Marple is not bedridden in this version and actively solves the case. Careful readers may also recognise aspects of this story in the 1967 novel Endless Night.

Publication history Edit

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