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

Other Publishers

Magazine

Audio
Chivers Audio Books, 1992; ISBN:9780745140452
BBC Physical Audio, 2006; ISBN:9780563524144
BBC Worldwide, 2010
Audio Partners, 2008; ISBN:9781572708525
HarperCollins, 2002; ISBN:9780001054868
Audio Partners, 2000; ISBN:9781572701236
HarperCollins, 2005; ISBN:9780007211074
HarperCollins, 2016; ISBN:9781504763622
HarperCollins, 2006
HarperCollins, 2006
HarperCollins, 2013
BBC Audiobooks America, 2007; ISBN:9781572708518
HarperAudio, 2016; ISBN:9781504763646

Western Europe covers

La plume empoisonnée

French index

Le Masque (#371) 1949

Club des Masques (#34) 1967

Le Livre de Poche (#5846) 1983

Other Publishers

Le doigt qui tue


Audio

De giftige pen

Dutch index


Die Schattenhand

German index


e-book
Die Schattenhand
Kindle Edition, 2021

Audio
Der Hörverlag, 2010

Northern Europe covers

Mord per korrespondens

Swedish index


Audio
Mord per korrespondens
Saga Egmont, 2021; ISBN:9788711788486

Døden kommer med posten

Danish index


Audio
Døden kommer med posten
Rosenkilde & Bahnhof, 2013; ISBN:9788771283808

Mord pr. korrespondanse

Norwegian index


Syyttävä sormi

Finnish index


Audio
Syyttävä sormi
WSOY, 2010; ISBN:9789510366417

Nobe näpp

Estonian index


Vienu pirštu

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Il terrore viene per posta

Italian index


Il terrore viene per posta
Kindle, 2021

Audio
Il terrore viene per posta
Mondadori Libri S.p.A., 2020

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 πέννα / Η φαρμακερή πένα / Το κινούμενο δάκτυλο

Greek index


Δηλητήριο σε μικρές δώσεις


Η μαύρη πέννα


Η φαρμακερή πένα


Το κινούμενο δάκτυλο


Kobni prsti / Zlokobni prst / Jednim prstom

former Yugoslavia index


Otrovno pero / Otrovno pismo

former Yugoslavia index


Strupeno pero

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


Смърт в Лимсток / Анонимният подател

Bulgarian index


Zatrute pióro

Polish index


Mina ascunsa / Mana ascunsa / Degetul miscator

Romanian index


Перст провидіння


Каникулы в Лимстоке // Одним пальцем

Russian index


Audio
Каникулы в Лимстоке
Эксмо, 2020

The Moving Finger


Middle East & Asian covers

მოძრავი თითი

Georgian index

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

Turkish index


الأصابع المتحركة / الإصبع المتحرك / اصابعالاتهاما / أصابع الإتهام

Arabic index

الأصابع المتحركة


الإصبع المتحرك


اصابعالاتهاما


أصابع الإتهام


תעלומת רצח המשרתת

Hebrew index


دست پنهان / انگشت اتهام

Persian index

دست پنهان


انگشت اتهام



(Tamil) நகரும் விரல் / (Malayalam) ചലിക്കുന്ന വിരൽ

India index


Pena Beracun

Indonesian index


ดัชนีสังหาร / สื่อมรณะ

Thai index

ดัชนีสังหาร


สื่อมรณะ


Ngòi Bút Tẩm Độc

Vietnamese index


魔手 / 平静小镇里的罪恶 / 幕後黑手 / 幕后黑手 / 黑手

Chinese index

魔手


平静小镇里的罪恶


幕後黑手


幕后黑手


黑手


動く指

Japanese index


움직이는 손가락

Korean index