The Idol House of Astarte

Short Story

First published: 1932

A Miss Marple story


The Idol House of Astarte

The Tuesday Night Club discuss a fancy dress party where a man was stabbed. But no one was close enough to have murdered him... From The Thirteen Problems.

More about this story

Dr Pender presents this mystery for this week's Tuesday Night Club. At a fancy dress party, a man is stabbed, but how, when no one was close enough to attack him. The Club discuss the details of the case but it seems only Miss Marple knows the truth of the matter.

Published in 1928 in the Royal Magazine in the UK and Detective Story Magazine in the US. In the US the story had the title The Solving Six and the Evil Hour. It was included in the collection The Thirteen Problems in 1932, Miss Marple's first short story collection.

It has never been adapted.

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