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June 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • A Criminally Good Day
  • Fiction

Marple: Twelve New Stories

Ruth Ware
Photo of author Ruth Ware alongside image of Marple book cover


Electric Palace, King's Quay Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER United Kingdom
£8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)

Ruth Ware
Marple: Twelve New Stories

Electric Palace, King’s Quay Street, Harwich, CO12 3ER
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)
Box Office: Online or Mercury Theatre 01206 573948


We are delighted to welcome #1 New York Times-bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game to our Criminally Good Day.

Ruth Ware is one of twelve remarkable and acclaimed authors to create brand-new short stories starring Agatha Christie’s iconic sleuth Miss Marple. Ware will be talking about her delightfully thrilling new mystery entitled Miss Marple’s Christmas.

Whether you are a dedicated Agatha Christie fan and Marple aficionado, or intrigued to find out more about this modest, unassuming old lady, we are sure you will enjoy the discussion about one of the greatest deductive minds ever to capture the world’s imagination.


Part of A Criminally Good Weekend

Join us for some fabulous criminally good author talks and events plus our very first silent film screening at one of Essex’s leading cultural venues and the one of oldest of its kind in the UK, Harwich’s Electric Palace.


A Criminally Good Ticket Deal

Buy a ticket to 3 events, get the 4th event free:

Sat 3rd 1.00pm – Jackie Malton
Sat 3rd 3.00pm – Lady Unchained
Sat 3rd 5.00pm – Ruth Ware
Sun 4th 11.30am – James Naughtie

Discount automatically applied at checkout when tickets for all 4 events are booked.



About the book

Marple: Twelve New Stories is a brand-new collection of short stories starring Agatha Christie’s iconic sleuth Miss Marple. The collection features stories from twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie’s Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery.

Miss Marple was first introduced to readers in a story Christie wrote for The Royal Magazine in 1927 and made her first appearance in a full-length novel in 1930’s The Murder at the Vicarage. It has been 45 years since Agatha Christie’s last Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, was published posthumously in 1976, and this collection of ingenious new stories by twelve Christie devotees will be a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains the most famous fictional female detective of all time.


About the author
Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer, before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England.

She is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game.

Ruth’s books have also won or been nominated for various awards: In a Dark, Dark Wood won NPR best book of 2015 and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Suspense Novel; The Woman in Cabin 10 was nominated for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Mystery & Thriller; and her latest novel, One by One, was shortlisted for the 2021 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award at the Crime Writers Association Awards.

Her books have been published in over 40 territories. Her latest thriller The It Girl paperback will be released in May.

Visit her at RuthWare.com, or follow her on Instagram @ruthwarewriter and Twitter @RuthWareWriter.



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