Is Joyce Lempiere (from The Thirteen Problems) the same person as Joan? I think so, but want to clarify.


  • Yes, it seems so. While I don't remember the tuesday club (where Joyce appears) being mentioned in later books, bot Joyce and Joan are partners of Raymond and artists, so it makes sense that they are the same, and the name switch was a mistake (It happens occasionally in other authors' books - I mentioned here that in Patricia Wentworth's "Miss Silver" series the servant starts as Emma Meadows, becomes Hannah Meadows and then switches back - in one book she has one name at the beginning and the other at the end!
  • Tommy_A_JonesTommy_A_Jones Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    Yes Joan and Joyce are the same person, The Thirteen Problems is s Brilliant Book, I love it, most of the short stories are excellent.
  • Thank you, I was reading Sleeping Murder, and it I wondered. T certainly agree that The Thirteen Problems has many wonderful problems and solutions. 
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