Agatha Christie: Sleeping Murder (1673 words)

Amy Lee (The Open University)
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Sleeping Murder was the last mystery featuring Miss Jane Marple to be published, appearing in 1976, the year of Agatha Christie's death. Here we meet some familiar characters, such as Miss Marple's friends Colonel and Mrs. Bantry, from the story The Body in the Library, and Raymond West, Miss Marple's famous nephew.

Giles and Gwenda Reed are a newly married couple from New Zealand. They would like to settle down in England, and as Giles wraps up his business in New Zealand, Gwenda comes to England to look for a house and deal with the general preparation. House-hunting brings Gwenda to Dillmouth, a nice, quiet little town. There she falls in love with the Hillside, a Victorian villa recommended by the estate …

Citation: Lee, Amy. "Sleeping Murder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 September 2003 [, accessed 17 October 2021.]

2008 Sleeping Murder 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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