The villagers of chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises: ‘A Murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m.
A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the Lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on a gruesome scene is revealed.
Miss Marple can unravel it.
‘Establishes firmly her claim to the throne of detection. The plot is as ingenious as ever..’ A.A. Milne