By the Pricking of My Thumbs
This BOOK is dedicated to the many readers in this and other countries who write to me asking: "What has happened to Tommy and Tuppence? What are they doing now?"
My best wishes to you all, and I hope that you will enjoy meeting Tommy and Tuppence again, years older, but with spirit unquenched!
Collins, London, Nov. 1968
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1968


When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors: after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talked about 'something behind the fire place', Tommy and Tuppence found themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure...


Tommy Beresford • Tuppence Beresford • Albert Batt • Nellie Bligh • Emma Boscowan • Liz Copleigh • Mr. Eccles • Ada Fanshaw • Julia Lancaster • Elizabeth Moody • Dr. Murray • Miss Packard • Major General Sir Josiah Penn • Alice Perry • Amos Perry • Ivor Smith • Sir Philip Starke

Films & TV

Mon petit doigt m'a dit..., FR, 2005
Film list
By the Pricking of My Thumbs, ITV/UK, 2006
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead

Pocket Books

other publishers

Chivers Audio Books, 1993; ISBN:9780745141978
HarperCollins, 2006; ISBN:9780007200320
Macmillan Digital Audio, 2006; ISBN:9781405034197
Macmillan Audio, 2003; ISBN:9781559279048
BBC Audiobooks, 2008; ISBN:9781602833388
Audio Partners, 2001; ISBN:9781572702332
HarperCollins, 2007
HarperCollins, 2007; ISBN:9780007213221
HarperAudio, 2012
HarperCollins, 2016; ISBN:9781504762458
HarperCollins, 2007

Western Europe covers

Mon petit doigt m'a dit

French index

Le Masque (#1115) 1970

Club des Masques (#201) 1974

Le Livre de Poche (#13851) 1995

other publishers

Mon petit doigt m'a dit
2022; ISBN:9791035407438

De pop in de schoorsteen

Dutch index

Lauter reizende alte Damen // Eine reizende alte Dame

German index


other publishers

Der Hörverlag, 2006

Northern Europe covers

Ett sting i tummen

Swedish index

Huset ved kanalen

Danish index

Huset ved kanalen
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2022; ISBN:9788728475065

Gammel dame forsvinner

Norwegian index

Eipä aikaakaan niin voi kauhistus

Finnish index

Pöial sügeleb kui hull

Estonian index

Ērkšķis pirkstā

Lettish index

Spragtelėjus pirštais

Lithuanian index

Southern Europe covers

Sento i pollici che prudono

Italian index

El Cuadro

Spanish index

Per la frisança que sento als dits

Um Pressentimento Funesto / Caminho para a Morte / A Premonição

Portuguese index

Um Pressentimento Funesto

Caminho para a Morte

A Premonição

Οι άγγελοι δεν φλυαρούν / Η εξαφάνιση της γηραιάς κυρίας

Greek index

Οι άγγελοι δεν φλυαρούν

Η εξαφάνιση της γηραιάς κυρίας

Trnci u prstima // Zla Sudba / Зла судба

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Dům u kanálu

Czech index

Balhüvelykem bizsereg...

Hungarian index

Злото е на път

Bulgarian index

Dom nad kanałem

Polish index


Tabloul // Când mă furnică degetele

Romanian index

Щелкни пальцем только раз // Пальцы чешутся... К чему бы?

Russian index

Щелкни пальцем только раз
Эксмо, 2020

Middle East & Asian covers

Pembe Evdeki Ölü

Turkish index

מסתרי הבית ליד הנהר

Hebrew index

عن طريق وخز الابهام / قاتلة الأطفال

Arabic index

عن طريق وخز الابهام

قاتلة الأطفال

سوزش سرانگشتان / عروسکی در دودکش بخاری

Persian index

سوزش سرانگشتان

عروسکی در دودکش بخاری

Rumah di Tepi Kanal

Indonesian index

บ้านปริศนา / สัญญาณมรณะ / ฆาตกรรมเลือดเย็น

Thai index




Bức Họa Chết Người / Người vợ mất tích

Vietnamese index

拇指一豎 / 拇指一竖 / 煦阳岭的疑云 / 顫刺的預兆 / 煦阳岭疑云 / 魔指

Chinese index








Japanese index

엄지손가락의 아픔

Korean index