An ordinary village
A shocking announcement
One morning the villagers of Chipping Cleghorn wake to find a strange notice in their papers:
'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm.'
Suspecting this is just a joke, they gather for some evening entertainment.
Then a gunshot is heard.
In desperation, the police turn to an old lady whose hobbies are gardening, gossiping - and solving murders.
After all, old ladies know better than anyone exactly what goes on in quiet English villages…
Never underestimate Miss Marple
'The queen of jaw-dropping, heart-stopping twists.'
Karen M. McManus
'Establishes firmly her claim to the throne of detection. The plot is as ingenious as ever… the dialogue both wise and witty; while the suspense is maintained very skilfully until the final revelation.'