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


e-book
Das Geheimnis der Goldmine
Kindle Edition, 2021

Audio
Der Hörverlag, 2017
Der Hörverlag, 2019

Northern Europe covers

En ficka full med råg

Swedish index


Audio
Saga Egmont, 2019; ISBN:9788711788080

En håndfuld rug

Danish index


Audio
En håndfuld rug
Rosenkilde, 2016
ISBN:9788711654026

Sort knekt

Norwegian index


Salaperäiset rukiinjyvät

Finnish index


Audio
Salaperäiset rukiinjyvät
WSOY, 2017; ISBN:9789510432792

Hús dauðans

Icelandic index


Taskutäis rukist

Estonian index


Melno strazdu noslēpums

Lettish index


Rugiai kišenėje

Lithuanian index


Southern Europe covers

Polvere negli occhi

Italian index


Un puñado de centeno

Spanish index


Independently published, 2021; ISBN:9798542160597

Un grapat de sìgol, 1987


Cem Gramas de Centeio / Um Punhado de Centeio / Centeio que Mata / Uma porção de centeio

Portuguese index

Cem Gramas de Centeio


Centeio que Mata


Um Punhado de Centeio


Uma porção de centeio


Ένα Άλλοθι για Τρία Εγκλήματα / Σίκαλη στην τσέπη

Greek index

Ένα Άλλοθι για Τρία Εγκλήματα


Σίκαλη στην τσέπη


Džep pun raži

former Yugoslavia index


Džep pun žita

former Yugoslavia index


Za žep rži / Skrivnost zlatega rudnika

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 secară

Romanian index


Audio
Un buzunar plin cu secară
Litera Media Group, 2021

Кишеня, повна жита

Ukrainian index


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

Russian index


Middle East & Asian covers

ჭვავით სავსე ჯიბე

Georgian index


Porsuk Ağacı Cinayeti / Karatavuk Cinayetleri

Turkish index


جيب مليء بالحبوب / الطيور السوداء

Arabic index

جيب مليء بالحبوب


الطيور السوداء




جیب پر از چاودار

Persian index

جیب پر از چاودار


Misteri Burung Hitam / Gandum Hitam

Indonesian index


บทเพลงพรากวิญญาณ / มรดกสีเลือด / ปริศนาข้าวไรย์

Thai index

บทเพลงพรากวิญญาณ


มรดกสีเลือด


ปริศนาข้าวไรย์


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


ポケットにライ麦を

Japanese index


주머니 속의 호밀 / 주머니속의 죽음

Korean index

주머니 속의 호밀


주머니 속의 죽음