A Pocket Full of Rye
For Bruce Ingram
who liked and published my first short stories
UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1953
Daily Express, Sep.28-Oct.13 1953
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1953
Chicago Tribune, Jan.11-Feb.27 1954

Plot

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his 'counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.
Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme...

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Rex Fortescue, Adele Fortescue, Percival Fortescue, Jennifer Fortescue, Lance Fortescue, Patricia Fortescue, Miss Grosvenor, Vivian Dubois, Mary Dove, Mr Crump, Mrs Crump, Gladys Martin, Ellen, Det.Insp.Neele, Det.Sgt Hay, Miss Griffith

Films & TV

Тайна «Чёрных дроздов», USSR, 1983
Film list
A Pocket Full of Rye, BBC/UK, 1985
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
A Pocket Full of Rye, ITV/UK, 2009
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 4

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins


Dodd,Mead


Pocket Books


Berkley


others

Audio


Western Europe covers

Une poignée de seigle

French index

Le Masque (#500) 1955

Club des Masques (#40) 1967

Le Livre de Poche (#5786) 1984

others

Een handvol rogge

Dutch index


Das Geheimnis der Goldmine / Das Geheimnis der Amseln

German index


Audio


Northern Europe covers

En ficka full med råg

Swedish index


En håndfuld rug

Danish index


Audio


Sort knekt

Norwegian index


Salaperäiset rukiinjyvät

Finnish index


Hús dauðans

Icelandic index


Taskutäis rukist

Estonian index


Melno strazdu noslēpums


Rugiai kišenėje

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Polvere negli occhi

Italian index


Un puñado de centeno

Spanish index


Un grapat de sìgol


Cem Gramas de Centeio / Um Punhado de Centeio / Centeio que Mata

Portuguese index

Cem Gramas de Centeio


Centeio que Mata


Um Punhado de Centeio


Ένα άλλοθι για τρία εγκλήματα (Μία Τσέπη Γεμάτη Σίκαλη)

Greek index


Џеп пун жита / Džep pun raži

former Yugoslavia index


Džep pun žita

former Yugoslavia index


Za žep rži / Skrivnost zlatega rudnika

former Yugoslavia index


Džep pun žita

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Vrecko plné zrna

Slovak index


Kapsa plná žita

Czech index


Egy marék rozs

Hungarian index


Джоб, пълен с ръж / Джоб с ръж

Bulgarian index


Kieszeń pełna żyta

Polish index


Un buzunar plin cu secara

Romanian index


Кишеня, повна жита


Карман, полный ржи / Полный карман ржи / Зернышки в кармане

Russian index


Middle East & Asian covers

ჭვავით სავსე ჯიბე


Porsuk Ağacı Cinayeti / Karatavuk Cinayetleri

Turkish index


جيب مملوء بحبوب الذرة ⁄ جيب ملى بالحبوب ⁄ الطيور السوداء ⁄ جيب مليء بالحبوب

Arabic index


جیب پر از چاودار

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


Misteri Burung Hitam / Gandum Hitam

Indonesian index


ปริศนาข้าวไรย์ ⁄ มรดกสีเลือด

Thai index


Một nắm lúa mạch /Kẻ sát nhân

Vietnamese index


黑麥奇案 / 黑麦奇案 / 黑麥滿口袋

Chinese index

黑麥奇案


黑麦奇案


黑麥滿口袋


english


ポケットにライ麦を

Japanese index


주머니속의 죽음 / 주머니 속의 호밀

Korean index