Greenshaw's Folly

Short Story

First published: 1960


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A Miss Marple story


Greenshaw's Folly

Raymond West gets drawn into the most deadly adventure when he visits Greenshaw's Folly. The lady of the house is drawing up a will, but when she is murdered a few days later, all the suspects have alibis. Can West's aunt, Miss Marple solve the case?

More about this story

The story first appeared in a book collection in 1960 in The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding. It was the only story with Miss Marple to feature in the collection. It appeared in the US in the 1961 collection Double Sin and Other Stories.

It was adapted for TV in 2013, as part of the sixth series of Agatha Christie’s Marple. It starred Julia McKenzie as Marple and combined the plot of The Thumb Mark of St Peter with the original narrative.

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