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Topic: Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple?

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Subject: Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple?
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 3:12 PM ET
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  I love Hercule Poirot but I have never picked up Miss Marple, which one is better?

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:43 PM ET
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I've only seen Miss Marple in the movie version, but really enjoyed her. 

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 8:00 PM ET
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I like em both.  but I probably prefer Poirot.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 10:26 PM ET
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ive only ever read hercule but interestingly enough, i just picked up a miss marple biography.

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 9:38 PM ET
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Miss Marple~!  She possessed a humility that Poirot did not.  Also, her down-home solutions to the mysteries were always charming and clever at the same time.  Poirot was more of a hot dog, Columbo sleuth whereas Marple was more Murder-She-Wrote.

Subject: Miss Marple!
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2008
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I read all her stuff as a kid and now hubby is starting to read her works....

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 9:01 PM ET
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I have to admit that I have never read any Miss Marple (I've seen many PBS Mystery episodes though!) but I LOVE Hercule Poirot.