Agatha Christie: Miss Marple mystery solved

35 years after the death of Agatha, the mystery of the missing Miss Marple has been solved.

London: Thirty five years after the death of Agatha Christie, the mystery of the missing Miss Marple has been solved-a new story featuring the amateur sleuth has been discovered.

Christie expert John Curran has unearthed previously unseen material including the Miss Marple short story and a further two new short stories, to be published by HarperCollins in Agatha Christie`s ``Notebooks And Beyond`` next September.

"These three new stories have come out of another rummage through the archive," the Daily Express quoted David Brawn of HarperCollins as saying.

Curran`s book, a companion piece to his recent work, Agatha Christie`s ``Secret Notebooks,`` would also reveal the original ending for her first novel, ``The Mysterious Affair At Styles,`` which her publisher insisted she change.

Brawn added: "Everyone assumed that the original ending was long lost. But in one of the earliest notebooks the original novel is written out in longhand. It`s quite a different version of what has become a familiar tale."

There will be details about the novel that Christie was working on when she died in 1976, aged 85.

"The book will follow her career from her very first book to what might have been her very last," added Brawn. (ANI)