When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her nursing home, Tuppence is concerned by the odd behavior of some staff and residents. So when Tuppence hears about Aunt Ada's sudden death and the disappearance of her friend Mrs Lancaster, she realizes her concerns were right. Tuppence meets Miss Marple and together they follow a path of clues that lead them to the Norfolk village of Farrell St Edmund, where they find a community guarding an array of secrets. Only by getting to the bottom of these secrets do they begin to unravel the truth about the mystery of Aunt Ada's death and Mrs Lancaster's disappearance. Written by
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Although the date of is not made clear, it appears to be set in the Post-War late 40s or early 50s. The movie version of Jane Eyre
(1943) that it refers to was made during the war in 1944, so although the poster art from the film appears similar to the Robert Stevenson
film, it doesn't mention either Joan Fontaine
or Orson Welles
, who starred in the film. The part of Jane's friend, who dies in the film, was originally played by Elizabeth Taylor
, although she dies from pneumonia, not leukemia, as stated in "By the Pricking of My Thumbs." See more
This episode is set somewhere in the late 40s, early 50s (Polo mints were first made in 1948). Miss Marple requests the taxi driver to take them to "the train station". The expression "train station" has only been in common use in the last few years, it's certain Miss Marple would have said "railway station". See more
[Tuppence asks Tommy to drive so she can continue reading her copy of Macbeth. Tommy chuckles in response
I was in Macbeth at my prep school. "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day."
[gets in car on passenger side
I heard you were marvelous.
[gets in car and starts engine
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."