At Bertram's Hotel

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“Even at Bertram’s, thought Miss Marple, interesting things could happen...” Impeccable service and grandeur at the hotel, but Miss Marple didn’t anticipate the eccentric guest who went to the airport on the wrong day…

“At Bertram's Hotel is vintage Agatha Christie: an ingenious mystery that triumphantly gets away with what in lesser hands would be the most outrageous coincidences.”

Toronto Daily Star, 1966


About this story

First released

November 1965, (serialised in Women’s Own, UK)

Genre

  • Murder Mystery

Formats

  • Radio Play, 
  • Novel, 
  • TV

Recurring characters

  • Miss Marple

Murder methods

Setting

  • Hotel

One of Miss Marple’s few outings from St Mary Mead, this time she’s holidaying in London, when a certain eccentric guest sets off a violent chain of events.

Bertram’s, the fictional hotel featured in the story, is thought to have been inspired by Brown’s Hotel in London, a favourite haunt of Agatha Christie, but could also have been based on the Mayfair Hotel, Fleming’s.

The story was adapted for TV starring Joan Hickson in 1987. BBC Radio 4 dramatised the story in 2004 and it was adapted again for TV in 2007, this time featuring ...

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One of Miss Marple’s few outings from St Mary Mead, this time she’s holidaying in London, when a certain eccentric guest sets off a violent chain of events.

Bertram’s, the fictional hotel featured in the story, is thought to have been inspired by Brown’s Hotel in London, a favourite haunt of Agatha Christie, but could also have been based on the Mayfair Hotel, Fleming’s.

The story was adapted for TV starring Joan Hickson in 1987. BBC Radio 4 dramatised the story in 2004 and it was adapted again for TV in 2007, this time featuring Geraldine McEwan as the elderly sleuth, and included substantial changes from the novel.



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