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YMMV / Miss Marple

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The books

  • Complete Monster: Dr. James Kennedy, from Sleeping Murder, obsessed with his half-sister Helen, was furious when she opted to marry the father of young Gwenda Reed, and eventually murdered her, which a young Gwenda saw. Covering his crime by murdering Gwenda's nanny and drugging Gwenda's father, Kennedy framed him for murder, gaslighting him and hiding the body as to make him appear insane and have him sent to an asylum where he died. In the present, Kennedy murders the former maid when he fears she will implicate him and tries to poison Gwenda's household as well. Finally uncovered, he attempts to throttle Gwenda before Miss Marple herself intervenes.
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  • Fan-Preferred Couple: "Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks" reveals that Lucy Eyelesbarrow (Miss Marple's main proxy in 4.50 from Paddington) would eventually marry Cedric Crackenthorpe, whom many fans detest. Most would rather see her end up with Inspector Dermot Craddock (whom she interacts with only once or twice), or remain single and independent like Miss Marple herself.
  • Foe Yay: Inspector Neele and Mary Dove in "A Pocketful of Rye".
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