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Agatha Christie's most ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: '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 hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out...
From the Back Cover
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog withcuriosity when the Gazette advertises“A murder is announced and will take place onFriday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax?Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, thelocals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointedtime when, without warning, the lights go out anda gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesomescene is revealed. An impossible crime?Only Miss Marple can unravel it.
About the Author
Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Harpercollins; Masterpiece Ed edition (June 5, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.9 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces