So we’ve discovered what the best Hercule Poirot novel is – not much of a surprise really, although the overall results threw up a few surprises. So the obvious next step is the best Miss Marple novel. Twelve to choose from, so a different format this time. I’ve drawn the twelve books into four groups of three, seeded this time not on date of writing but on that most random of rankings, the Goodreads rating (with a whiff of randomness thrown in). The top two from each pool will go into a knock-out phase. It’ll be obvious as it goes along.
Group A – as with all tournaments, there’s a Group Of Death and this is probably it.
Enjoy! There might be a few extra bits and bobs along the way – such as the favourite visual incarnation of our sleuthing spinster…