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


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.


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 / Putnam

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Western Europe covers

Un cadavre dans la bibliothèque

French index

Le Masque (#337) 1946

Club des Masques (#38) 1967

Le Livre de Poche (#5658) 1982

Le Livre de Poche jeunesse


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


Northern Europe covers

Liket i biblioteket

Swedish index

Liget i biblioteket

Danish index

Liket i biblioteket

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Ruumis kirjastossa

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Laip raamatukogutoas

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Lavonas bibliotekoje

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C'è un cadavere in biblioteca

Italian index


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


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

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Holttest a könyvtárszobában

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Трупът в библиотеката

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Noc w bibliotece

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Cadavrul din bibliotecă

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Тіло в бібліотеці

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Mayat dalam Perpustakaan / Siapakah Pembunuh Miss Ruby...?

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