The Body in the Library
UK
Collins, London, May. 1942
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Feb. 1942
The Saturday Evening Post, May.10-Jun.21 1941

Plot

It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks.
But who is she? How did she get there? And what's the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?
The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery...before tongues start to wag.

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Colonel Bantry, Dolly Bantry, Conway Jefferson, Adelaide Jefferson, Peter Carmody, Hugo McLean, Mark Gaskell, Josie Turner, Ruby Keene, Raymond Starr, Basil Blake, Pamela Reeve, Sir Henry Clithering, Colonel Melchett, Det. Insp. Slack, George Bartlett, Florrie Small, Edwards, P.C. Bill Polk, Dinah Lee, Lorrimer, Mary, Mr Prescott

Films & TV

The Body in The Library, BBC/UK, 1984
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
The Body in The Library, ITV/UK, 2004
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 1
Un cadavre sur l'oreiller, FR, 2011
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd,Mead


Pocket Books


Pan


others


Audio


Western Europe covers

Un cadavre dans la bibliothèque

French index


Dood van een danseres

Dutch index


Die Tote in der Bibliothek / Das Rätsel der Tänzerin

German index

Die Tote in der Bibliothek


Das Rätsel der Tänzerin


Audio


Northern Europe covers

Liket i biblioteket

Swedish index


Liget i biblioteket

Danish index


Liket i biblioteket

Norwegian index


Audio


Ruumis kirjastossa

Finnish index


Audio


Höfðingjahótelið

Icelandic index


Laip raamatukogutoas

Estonian index


Lavonas bibliotekoje

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

C'è un cadavere in biblioteca

Italian index


Audio


Un cadáver en la biblioteca

Spanish index


Un cadàver a la biblioteca


Um Corpo na Biblioteca / Um cadáver na Biblioteca

Portuguese index

Um Corpo na Biblioteca


Um Cadáver na Biblioteca


ΕNA ΠTΩMA ΣTH BIBΛIOΘHKH

Greek index


Леш у библиотеци / Leš u biblioteci

former Yugoslavia index


Leš u Biblioteci

former Yugoslavia index


Truplo v knjižnici

former Yugoslavia index


Leš u biblioteci

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Mŕtva v knižnica

Slovak index


Mrtvá v knihovně

Czech index


Holttest a könyvtárszobában

Hungarian index


Трупът в библиотеката

Bulgarian index


Noc w bibliotece

Polish index


Cadavrul din bibliotecă

Romanian index


Тіло в бібліотеці


Происшествие в старом замке / Труп в библиотеке

Russian index


Audio


Middle East & Asian covers

გვამი ბიბლიოთეკაში / სხეული ბიბლიოთეკაში


Kitaplıkta Bir Ceset / Kütüphanedeki Ceset / Cesetler Merdiveni

Turkish index


הגופה בחדר הספריה ⁄ הגופה בחדר הספרייה

Hebrew index


الجثة في المكتبة ⁄ جريمة في القصر ⁄ جثة في المكتبة

Arabic index


جسدی در کتابخانه ⁄ جسدی در کتاب‌خانه ⁄ راز خانم مارپل

A.P. = anno Persico (Persian year); Persian index


(Malayalam) LIBRARIYILE MRUTHASAREERAM


Mayat dalam Perpustakaan

Indonesian index


ศพในห้องสมุด ⁄ มรณะในห้องสมุด

Thai index


女侦探玛帕尔小姐 / 藏书室女尸之谜 / 藏書室的陌生人

Chinese index

女侦探玛帕尔小姐


藏书室女尸之谜


藏書室的陌生人


english


書斎の死体

Japanese index


서재의 시체

Korean index