The Companion

  • Miss Marple
  • Short Story
  • 1932

A woman takes her own life after murdering her companion, but what was her motive? Can Miss Marple find the solution in everyday village life? From The Thirteen Problems.

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A woman takes her own life after killing her companion, but what was her motive? Could the solution be found in everyday village life? Miss Marple thinks she knows the answer and with her reputation in Mary Mead for solving crimes, she is quickly referred to.

Published in 1930 this story had the title The Resurrection of Amy Durrant in the UK in Story-Teller and as Companions in Pictorial Review in the US. Christie often explored the relationships between companions in her novels including A Murder is Announced and After the Funeral. This story was included in the collection The Thirteen Problems, Miss Marple's first short story collection.

It has never been adapted.

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