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Agatha Christie's Marple 

The Body in the Library (original title)
Dolly Bantry calls upon her old friend Miss Marple when the strangled corpse of an unknown blonde girl is found in the library of her home, Gossington Hall.

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A young woman's corpse is dumped in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Jane Marple's friend Dolly Bantry and her husband Arthur. Pompous Chief Constable Melchett suspects a connection with Basil Blake, an arty young man who lives locally but Blake is dismissive when Melchett visits him. Then Superintendent Harper rings from the coastal town of Danemouth. Ruby Keane, a young girl employed as a dancer at the Majestic Hotel there, has gone missing, and her cousin Josie Turner identifies the corpse as Ruby's. Ruby is in favour with millionaire Conway Jefferson, whose own son and daughter were killed in a wartime air raid, and he wants to adopt her. His son-in-law Mark Gaskell, and daughter-in-law Adelaide react variously to the news. Miss Marple is convinced that the solution to Ruby's murder may be found at the hotel and she and Dolly book into a suite to investigate. There is no shortage of suspects, not only family members but the handsome Raymond Starr, another of the hotel's ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

This adaptation of The Body in the Library changes the identity of the murderer, and adds a lesbian relationship that wasn't in the original novel. See more »

Goofs

In the scene showing the Pier at "Danemouth", a modern double decker bus is visible driving past. See more »

Quotes

Basil Blake: [introducing his wife to Colonel Melchett] Dinah Lee, minor actress, major slut!
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Connections

Followed by Agatha Christie's Marple: A Murder Is Announced (2005) See more »

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All of Me
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Music by Gerald Marks
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The frog in the drawer
22 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Another Christie's classic with an unexpected ending,adding a risqué Relationship which was not,of course,in the detective story.(there's also a nod at " a place in the sun" and at Mister Montgomery Clift,a coincidence?) True to form,Miss Marple does not question the suspects,she does not look for fingerprints with a magnifying glass;she talks of this and that with all of them,or she closely listens to what they say;and above all,she watches (the nails are a good example) This episode takes us to a luxury hotel in Brighton ;a too brief appearance by aging James Fox ;and ,one more time,a brilliant example of Mrs Christie's algebra.I particularly like the moment when she reveals the truth to the two cops,cool ,calm and collected .This mischievous spinster was woman's lib before its time .


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