Miss Marple finds herself on a bit of a holiday and staying at the very posh Bertram's Hotel, where she stayed as a child and for which she has very fond memories. Things take a sinister turn when a hotel maid, Tilly Rice, is found strangled on the roof. Miss Marple can't help but investigate but is assisted by Jane Cooper, also a hotel maid, who is in fact a younger version of Miss Marple. When an attempt is made on the life of a hotel guest, Elvira Blake the two Janes work together to find the motive and the identity of the killer. Written by
Did You Know?
In the opening minutes, as Miss Marple stares in wonderment at the lobby of Bertram's Hotel, the manager is on the phone and says, "Uh, no, I'm afraid Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today." The line is from the 1934 Cole Porter
song "Miss Otis Regrets" performed by many artists including Ella Fitzgerald
and 'Nat 'King' Cole', and more recently by Bette Midler
on the final episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962). See more
When the inspector and the maid are on the roof, the view is of the Houses of Parliament with St Paul's Cathedral behind and to the left, St Paul's is about two miles east of the Houses of Parliament. See more
Who sends a written death threat? Surely not someone who truly intends to kill the recepient. It's common sense not to warn them.