“This is the best of the novels starring Christie’s Miss Marple”
New York Times
“A model of complex skulduggery”
Times Literary Supplement
From the Back Cover
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 Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme…
'A model of complex skulduggery.'
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