They Do it With Mirrors First Edition Cover 1952

Dustjacket illustration of the UK First Edition (Book was first published in the US)

They Do It With Mirrors is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1952 under the title of Murder with Mirrors and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 17 in the same year under Christie's original title. The US edition retailed at $2.50 and the UK edition at ten shillings and sixpence (10/6). The book features her detective Miss Marple.

Plot summaryEdit

  • , 224 pp
  • 1969, Greenway edition of collected works (William Collins), Hardcover, 223 pp
  • 1970, Greenway edition of collected works (Dodd Mead), Hardcover, 223 pp
  • 1974, Pan Books, Paperback, 187 pp
  • 2005, Marple Facsimile edition (Facsimile of 1952 UK first edition), November 7, 2005, Hardcover, ISBN 0-00-720847-2

A condensed version of the novel was first published in the US in Cosmopolitan magazine in the issue for April 1952 (Volume 132, Number 4) under the title Murder With Mirrors with illustrations by Joe Bowler.

In the UK the novel was first serialised in the weekly magazine John Bull in six abridged instalments from April 26 (Volume 91, Number 2391) to May 31, 1952 (Volume 91, Number 2396) with illustrations by George Ditton.

International titlesEdit

  • Czech: Smysluplná vražda (A Meaningful Murder)
  • French: Jeux de Glaces (The Games with Mirrors)
  • German: Fata Morgana (Fata Morgana)
  • Spanish: El truco de los espejos (The trick of mirrors)
  • Italian: Miss Marple: giochi di prestigio (Miss Marple: sleight of hand)
  • USA : Murder with mirrors

Worldwide covers Edit