Four Miss Marple short stories taken from The Thirteen Problems.
Sir Henry Clithering, ex-commissioner of Scotland Yard, is staying with his old friend Colonel and Mrs Bantry, who live near St Mary Mead.
“When I was down here last year we got into the habit of discussing unsolved mysteries… We each supplied a story to which we knew the answer, but nobody else did. It was supposed to be an exercise in deductive faculties – to see who could get nearest to the truth. We hardly realised that Miss Marple was playing; but we were very polite about it – didn’t want to hurt the old dear’s feelings. And now comes the cream of the jest. The old lady outdid us everytime!”
The Blue Geranium
The Four Suspects
A Christmas Tragedy
And so it is decided to ask Miss Marple to dinner, and once again she proves that simply by observing human nature in the sleepy village of St Mary Mead, she is easily able to unravel the mysteries put forward by the other diners.