- Agatha Christie collection (Black Dog & Leventhal Pub.)
New York :
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers ; Distributed by Workman Pub. Co
- Item Description
- Originally published: 1950.
A Miss Marple mystery.
"Published by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc."--T.p. verso.
- Physical Description
- 288 p. ; 22 cm
- Main Author
When a murder mystery game is announced in the personal column of the village newspaper, all the residents of Little Paddocks plan to attend, but the parlor game quickly goes terribly wrong, prompting a visit from Miss Marple.Review by Publisher Summary 2
In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, A Murder is Announced in a small-town newspaper advertisement—and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.
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. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.