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
The reason stated for the murder is that the daughter won't inherit under the will because it references her as the daughter from his "first marriage" when her father's second marriage wasn't valid. This wouldn't matter. She would still be the daughter of the first marriage. Even if the will was found invalid for some reason, it would enter probate under intestacy, and, as the daughter, she would inherit even more than she would have under the will. See more
Inspector Larry Bird
But the real reason for your stay is to design hats?
Ja. In Berlin now, there is no hat industry. But then, in Berlin now, there is no hats. And no industry.