Publisher's Summary

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme.
©1953 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1994 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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Critic Reviews

"Ingenious." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"A model of complex skulduggery." ( New Yorker)
"This is the best of the novels starring Christie's Miss Marple." ( New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adrian on 05-09-2011

Joan Hickson IS Miss Marple

So I'm biased but I simply love Joan Hickson narrating this series of books. Miss Marple has always been my favourite Christie character and to find the series narrated by Joan Hickson is a bonus. Christie fans you simply can't go wrong!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss on 07-06-2018

One of Agatha Christie's best

Captivating, unpredictable, intriguing plot read perfectly by Joan. There is no other Miss Marple but our Joan :-)

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