When Clive Trevelyan - Member of Parliament, war hero and heir apparent to Prime Minister Winston Churchill- is killed, Miss Marple sets about to solve the case. Trevelyan has made his fortune many years before in Egypt having secretly uncovered a lost tomb. He is killed during a major snowstorm when there are no police available. There are several possible suspects including Trevelyan's ward, James Pearson and his fiancée Emily Trefusis; his political agent, John Enderby; a journalist Charles Burnaby; a visiting American Martin Zimmerman; and several other apparently disinterested parties. A convict has also escaped from Dartmoor prison. Miss Marple concludes that Trevalyan's murder is related to his days in Egypt and sets about to identify the murderer. Written by
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First Agatha Christie novel to incorporate the supernatural/occult as part of the plot line See more
After arriving at her nephew's cottage, Miss Marple answers a telephone call with a beige Ericofon. This model went only in production as from 1956. But the plot refers to Winston Churchill as Prime Minister, who left office in 1955. See more
[Referring to the dead body
Shall we shift him into the garage while the guests are having dinner?
Dr. Ambrose Burt
e should pack snow around the body... to prevent leakage.