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A Hollywood actress has moved into Gossington Hall, and throws a benefit for St John Ambulance. A devoted fan of the actress dies after drinking a poisoned daiquiri. Miss Marple and Inspector Hewitt suspect that someone else was the intended victim.
Miss Marple is given the responsibility of hiding a young mother and son from danger, so she takes them to the sprawling Greenshaw's Folly, owned by an old friend and botanist who is the last surviving member of the Greenshaw family. But the spinster sleuth soon has second thoughts about her decision when bad things start happening. First the Folly's butler dies in an apparent accident. Then a guest staying there vanishes without a word. Everything culminates in the brutal murder of Miss Greenshaw herself, and Miss Marple is left with a myriad of secrets and suspects to sift through.moreless
Poison pen letters are spread around the village of Lymstock, a village full of shameful secrets, and they don't cause much of a stir until one of the writer's victims commits suicide, leaving a note claiming that she couldn't go on any longer. But Miss Marple isn't convinced the writer has only contributed to her death by the poison-pen letter, and questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. She believes that this isn't just the work of a poison-pen, but also the work of a poisoner.moreless
A vacationing Miss Marple is given no time to relax when she is thrown into another murder mystery. While staying on an island resort in the Caribbean, Miss Marple learns that one of her fellow guests, tiresome Major Palgrave, possesses a photograph of a serial killer. But before he shows it to her, he recognizes someone and quickly puts it away. The next day he is found dead in his room, and the incriminating photograph is nowhere to be found. Another guest, the cantankerous business tycoon Jason Rafiel, becomes Miss Marple's ally and helps her piece together the pieces of the puzzle, but they are too late in preventing more deaths when a maid and a blonde bombshell are also dispatched by their adversary.moreless
A wealthy and unpopular woman dies in mysterious circumstances, locked in her room, and a geranium on her wallpaper has turned blue. It appears that she had been warned of the circumstances leading to her demise by a fortune-teller. Miss Marple asks her old friend, Sir Henry Clithering, to help her investigate the case ahead of a court hearing.moreless
Miss Marple meets with her old friend, Ruth Van Rydock, who is worried about her sister, Carrie Louise Serrocold, after a mysterious fire ends up destroying some of Carrie Louise's treasured possessions. She asks Miss Marple to visit her sister's estate, Stonygates, a huge manor house, where some of the buildings and grounds are used as a reformatory for juvenile criminals. Soon, Carrie Louise's stepson by her second marriage shows up. He is Christian Gulbrandsen, and he runs the trust which contributes a fraction of the funds used to run Stonygates. Later that night, as Carrie Louise's current husband Lewis runs a dress rehearsal for a musical revue for the inmates of the facility, Christian is stabbed while writing a letter on his typewriter. Miss Marple and the local police quickly learn that Christian believed Carrie Louise was being poisoned, but was killed before he could reveal the poisoner's identity. For the sake of Carrie Louise and her family, Miss Marple sets out to find the killer and alleged poisoner, but then another murder is committed during the revue, and tainted oysters, secret children, jealousy, a hidden passageway, and an unlocked gate are thrown into the mix, as well. Who is trying to poison Carrie Louise? And was the use of a clever conjuring trick the key to solving the mystery?moreless
A friend of Miss Marple claims to have seen a murder committed on a passing train, but the police dismiss it, as no body has been found in the train or surrounding area, so the two women begin an investigation of their own.
Miss Marple attends a party at Chimneys, a historic country house, where a fellow guest reveals plans to buy the estate but is shot dead during the night. Miss Marple and Chief Inspector Battle find a coded message in the dead man's pocket, and uncover the dark secret of chimneys.
A murder is announced in the local newspaper in Chipping Cleghorn and everyone turns up at Little Paddocks at the appointed time. Then the lights go out and Letitia Blacklock is shot at and the man is found shot in the doorway. Miss Marple helps investigate the crime.
A series of scandals in the village of St. Mary Mead seem to all revolve around Colonel Protheroe, and he is then found shot through the head at the vicarage. A young painter, Lawrence Redding, confesses to the crime, but then his lover also confesses. It is up to Miss Marple to unravel the mystery, and there is no shortage of people with a motive.moreless
Rachel Argyle, mother of five adopted children, is murdered and immediately, the rest of the family just assumes that Jacko, one of her sons, must be the murderer because he threatened to kill her earlier that same evening. Two years later, a man shows up at the Argyle's mansion and confirms what Jacko has told the police all along: he was hitchhiking at the time of the murder and in the company of that very man. Now, the Argyles have to deal not only with the loss of an innocent family member but also with the knowledge that someone else amongst them must have murdered Rachel Argyle. Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to find the guilty party, but it's not before the deaths of other innocent people that she can reveal the truth.moreless
When a mysterious blond is found in the Bantry's library at Gossington Hall, Dolly Bantry calls on the help of Miss Marple to investigate it and clear her husband's name. The blond is soon discovered to have been in line to inherit a fortune, and the investigation takes a different turn.moreless
When Tommy and Tuppence Beresford visit Tommy's elderly aunt at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, Tuppence is told by another resident, Mrs. Lancaster, that the corpse of a child is hidden behind a fireplace. Tuppence realises there could be more to the old lady's words than she originally thought, especially when Tommy's aunt dies weeks later, and Mrs. Lancaster mysteriously disappears. With Tommy away on business, who better to help her than Miss Marple, who is visiting an old friend at the nursing home. With a cryptic painting on their hands, the two end up in the Norfolk village of Farrell St. Edmund to find the subject of their painting, a lone cottage in a wooded forest, while also trying to learn the closely-guarded secrets of the residents.moreless
Heavy snow is falling in Dartmoor and the shadowy guests in the local hotel decide to take part in a seance in order to amuse themselves. But the evening takes on a more sinister edge when the table-turning suggests that Clive Trevelyan, an eminent politician, is in danger. Meanwhile, at Sittaford House, Miss Marple discovers that poisoned Turkish Delight has been sent to Trevelyan. John Enderby, Trevelyan's loyal right hand man, is so concerned for his friend's safety that he wants to check on him. Unfortunately, Trevelyan is staying at the hotel - six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot...moreless
Miss Marple is asked to help Gwenda Halliday, a wealthy young woman who has bought a house on the English coast, only to experience disturbing visions. Soon Gwenda discovers that, instead of spending all her life in India, she had lived in the house as a child. The visions are actually flashes of memory - and she realizes she witnessed the murder of a beautiful woman who was a singer for an acting troupe known as The Funnybones.moreless
A Catholic priest is brutally murdered after taking confession from a dying parishioner. His old friend Miss Marple travels to London, where she discovers that a list of names sent to her by the priest is apparently of those recently deceased or about to die. Miss Marple's investigations lead her to the Pale Horse Inn, where the proprietress claims to be able to kill people using black magic.moreless
Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue collapses and dies in his office. It is determined that he was poisoned, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. No one seems too upset, as everyone agrees that Rex was a tyrant. Soon, however, Rex's young wife also ends up poisoned. The maid, Gladys, whom Miss Marple trained, writes to her asking for help. Miss Marple arrives too late, as Gladys' body is found strangled. Miss Marple senses a connection between the deaths and a well-known nursery rhyme, "Sing a Song of Sixpence". Now it is up to her to find the cold-blooded killer and to deliver justice.moreless
Miss Marple meets an elderly woman who is convinced that a multiple murderer is at large in her village. Before she can report her concerns, however, Miss Pinkerton is killed in a fall, and Miss Marple determines to find out who the killer is. Visiting the village, she befriends Luke Fitzwilliam, a former policeman, and the pair work to establish the killer's identity against the backdrop of a local election.moreless
Bobby Attfield comes across a dying man whose final words are: "Why didn't they ask Evans?". Bobby, intrigued, enlists the help of Frankie Derwent and Miss Jane Marple, and the trio uncover a conspiracy surrounding the death and will of the late Sir Jack Savage.
While consoling her recently-widowed friend Marjorie, Miss Marple crosses paths with the handsome Mike Rogers, a young worker with a penchant for daydreaming about his future, more specifically about the perfect house he would live in, built on the eerily beautiful Gypsy's Acre. When Mike meets and marries the ethereal American heiress Ellie Goodman, his luck changes, and with the help of his old friend and rising architect Robbie Hayman, Mike's dream house is finally built, despite the repeated warnings from Esther Lee, a local gypsy, that Gypsy's Acre is cursed ground. Miss Marple, however, senses that danger really is near at hand, especially when frightening incidents plague Mike and Ellie, culminating in an injury that leads to the arrival of Ellie's mysterious Swedish friend, Greta. But when Ellie herself meets a tragic end, Miss Marple and Mike are faced with a chilling reality: that, perhaps, supernatural nightmares truly can exist, and that - as William Blake once wrote - 'some are born to endless night'.moreless