The Murder at the Vicarage
To Rosalind
UK
Collins, London, Oct. 1930
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1930
Chicago Tribune, Aug.18-Oct.20 1930

Plot

'Anyone who murdered Colonael Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, 'would be doing the world at large a service!'
It was a careles remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later.

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Raymond West, Rev.Leonard Clement, Griselda Clement, Dennis Clement, Colonel Lucius Protheroe, Ann Protheroe, Lettice Protheroe, Lawrence Redding, Dr.Stone, Miss Gladys Cram, Dr Haydock, Rev.Christopher Hawes, Mary Hill, Mrs. Estelle Lestrange, Mrs. Martha Price Ridley, Miss Caroline Wetherby, Miss Amanda Hartnell, Colonel Melchett, Det.Insp.Slack, Bill Archer

Mrs. Archer, Mary Adams, Mr. Henry Abbott, Mrs. Abbott, Emily, Elwell, Mollie Carter, Quinton, Gladys (Gladdie), Clara, Mrs. Sadler, Mrs. Simmons, Fred Jackson, Neil, Major Hargraves, Constable Hurst, Susan Hartley Napier, Joe Bucknell, Hilda, Fanny, Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Baker, Bailey, Manning, Reeves, Rose, Lily Rose, Dr. Roberts

Murder at the Vicarage (play)

adapted by Moie Charles and Barbara Toy
at the Playhouse Theatre, London, 16th December 1949

THE VICAR (the Rev. Leonard Clement)Jack Lambert
GRISELDA (his wife)Genine Graham
DENNIS (his nephew)Michael Newell
MARY (the maid)Betty Sinclair
RONALD HAWES (the curate)Michael Darbyshire
LETTICE PROTHEROEAndrea Lea
MISS MARPLEBarbara Mullen
MRS PRICE RIDLEYMildred Cottell
ANN PROTHEROEAlvys Maben
LAWRENCE REDDING (an artist)Reginald Tate
DR JOHN HAYDOCKFrancis Roberts
INSPECTOR SLACKStanley Van Beers
POLICE CONSTABLE JENNINGS-

Directed by Reginald Tate

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

The action of the play passes in the study of a vicarage in the country, at the present time.

ACT I
SCENE 1 - A Tuesday in Summer. Afternoon.
SCENE 2 - The following day. 6:45 p.m.
SCENE 3 - Thursday morning.
ACT II
SCENE 1 - The following Sunday. Late afternoon.
SCENE 2 - An hour and a half later.

Films & TV

Mord im Pfarrhaus, W.Germany, 1970
TV drama list
The Murder At The Vicarage, BBC/UK, 1986
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
The Murder At The Vicarage, ITV/UK, 2004
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 1

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd,Mead


Dell


Berkley


Paly


others


Audio


Western Europe covers

L'affaire Prothero(e)

French index


Moord in de pastorie

Dutch index


Moord in die Pastorie


Mord im Pfarrhaus / Die Tür zum Tatort

German index


Audio


Northern Europe covers

Mordet i prästgården

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Mordet i præstegården

Danish index


Mord i prestegården

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Murha maalaiskylässä

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Dauðinn á prestssetrinu

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Mõrv kiriklas

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Slepkavība mācītājmuižā


Žmogžudystė klebonijoje

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

La morte nel villaggio

Italian index


Muerte en la vicaría / Asesinato en la Vicaría

Spanish index


Bikarioetxeko hilketa


Assassinat a la rectoria


Assassinato na Casa do Pastor / Crime no Vicariato / Encontro com um Assassino / Crime na aldeia

Portuguese index

Assassinato na Casa do Pastor


Encontro com um Assassino


Crime no Vicariato


Crime na aldeia


Ο παραβάτης της 7ης εντολής / Φόνος στο πρεσβυτέριο

Greek index


Ubistvo u parohijskom dvoru / Убиство у викаријату / Ubistvo u vikariji / Ubistvo u vikarijatu

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Ubojstvo u vikariji

former Yugoslavia index


Umor v župnišču

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Ubojstvo u vikarijatu

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Vdekje në famulli


Eastern Europe covers

Vražda na fare

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Vražda na faře

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მკვლელობა მღვდლის სახლში


Yerin Kulağı Var / Ölüm Çığlığı / Evdeki Korku

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Thai index


Án mạng ở nhà mục vụ / Vụ án mạng ở nhà cha xứ / Bí mật trong chiếc vali / Vụ án Prothero hay án mạng ở nhà cha xứ

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寓所谜案 / 牧師公館謀殺案

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寓所谜案


牧師公館謀殺案


牧師館の殺人 / ミス・マープル最初の事件 / 牧師館殺人事件

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