The Moving Finger
To My Friends
Sodney and Mary Smith
UK
Collins, London, Jun. 1943
Woman's Pictorial, Oct.17-Nov.21 1942 as 'Moving Finger'
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Jul. 1942
Collier's Weekly, Mar.28-May.16 1942

Plot

Lymstock was a town with more that its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail caused only a minor stir.
But all of that changed when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, committed suicide. Her final note said 'I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questioned the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Gerry Burton, Joanna Burton, Megan Hunter, Elsie Holland, Rose, Owen Griffith, Emily Barton, Partridge, Rev. Guy Calthrop, Maud Calthrop, Police Superintendent Nash, Miss Ginch, George, Pye, Mrs Cleat, Beatrice

Films & TV

The Moving Finger, BBC/UK, 1985
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
The Moving Finger, ITV/UK, 2006
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2
La Plume empoisonnée, FR, 2009
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 1

UK/US covers

Dodd,Mead


Collins / HarperCollins


Avon


Pan


Penguin


Berkley


Dell


others

Magazine


Audio


Western Europe covers

La plume empoisonnée

French index

Le Masque (#371) 1949

Club des Masques (#34) 1967

Le Livre de Poche (#5846) 1983

others

Le doigt qui tue


Audio


De giftige pen

Dutch index


Die Schattenhand

German index


Audio


Northern Europe covers

Mord per korrespondens

Swedish index


Døden kommer med posten

Danish index


Audio


Mord pr. korrespondanse

Norwegian index


Syyttävä sormi

Finnish index


Audio


Nobe näpp

Estonian index


Vienu pirštu

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Il terrore viene per posta

Italian index


El caso de los anónimos

Spanish index


A Mão Misteriosa / O Enigma das Cartas Anónimas / Apenas um Dedo que se Movia

Portuguese index

A Mão Misteriosa


O Enigma das Cartas Anónimas


Apenas um Dedo que se Movia


Δηλητήριο σε μικρές δώσεις (Η μαύρη πένα)

Greek index


Jednim prstom / Кобни прсти / Kobni prst / Zlokobni prst

former Yugoslavia index


Otrovno pismo / Otrovno pero / Prst koji se miče

former Yugoslavia index


Otrovno pismo / Prst koji se miče

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Hroziaci prst / Neznáma hrozí

Slovak index


Není kouře bez ohýnku

Czech index


A láthatatlan kéz / Nem zörög a haraszt

Hungarian index


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Zatrute pióro

Polish index


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Romanian index


Перст провидіння


Перст провидіння

Одним пальцем / Каникулы в Лимстоке

Russian index


Audio


Middle East & Asian covers

მოძრავი თითი

Esrarengiz Parmaklar / Daktilodaki Parmak / Zehirli Kalem / Cinayet Reçetesi / Esrarengiz Kalem / Mektupla Gelen Ölüm / Arsenik

Turkish index


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Arabic index


תעלומת רצח המשרתת

Hebrew index


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


(Malayalam) ചലിക്കുന്ന വിരൽ (Chalikkunna Viral)


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Indonesian index


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Thai index


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Vietnamese index


魔手 / 平静小镇里的罪恶 / 幕後黑手

Chinese index

魔手


平静小镇里的罪恶


幕後黑手


幕后黑手


english


動く指

Japanese index


움직이는 손가락

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