The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village’s quiet charm, eventually causing one recipient to commit suicide. The vicar, the doctor, the servants—all are on the verge of accusing one another when help arrives from an unexpected quarter. The vicar’s houseguest happens to be none other than Jane Marple.
With all the adaptations going around, it’s sometimes hard to remember if you’ve actually read the book or not
This is a Miss Marple story, though she does turn up late and is hardly in the story at all.
This is a story of Burton (and his sister) taking a house in the country after his flying accident. Soon they have received a poison pen letter accusing them of not being brother and sister, and not long after this people start dying. Burton has most of it worked out, even if he doesnt realise it, before Miss Marple arrives and ties everything up into a neat bow.
Once again, a short neat little story and a quick read to while away an afternoon or two. The numerous TV adaptations have, perhaps, taken a little shine off the story but not much