A village is plagued by a spate of seemingly accidental deaths, but Miss Marple is convinced a more sinister hand is involved when a villager on her way to Scotland Yard is conveniently dispatched.



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While traveling on a train to London, Miss Marple is told by a woman she has never met, Lavinia Pinkerton, that she is certain there have been two murders in her village of Wychwood. When Lavinia dies in what is purported to be an accident - she fell, or was pushed, down the escalator in a tube station - Miss Marple decides to visit Wychwood and see what she can find. As Miss Marple is apt to say, one English village is like another and Wychwood has its secrets like any other. The first woman to die was Florie Gibbs who, despite being experienced in such things, supposedly ate poison mushrooms she picked herself. The second was the local vicar who failed to wear his mask when using poison near his beehives. The third is a young woman who, it is said, accidentally drank hat dye instead of her cough medicine. Miss Marple finds a clue that points to a motive with origins many years before and a secret someone will do anything, including murder, to keep hidden. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The original 1939 novel has Luke Fitzwilliam as the chief investigator and does not feature Miss Marple at all. See more »


According to the gravestone Miss Pinkerton died in 1955, but the MG being driven by Bridget Conway had the number 2326EL which was issued in 1959. See more »

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A wonderful outing for McKenzie and co.
14 September 2009 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I truly for the life of me cannot understand how anybody in their right mind can find this anything less then wonderful!! I was slightly disappointed with A Pocketful of Rye, but this was superb, Julia McKenzie is more into her role and echos of Joan Hickson, a more tender character then Geraldine's (Who I adored) The Stella cast in this is wonderful, Shirley Henderson though steals it, giving a wonderful performance. I've read a few comments where people have said it hasn't been well adapted and that the film was better, come on give me a break, this was wonderful, Pocketful gets a 7, this gets a 10!!! Wonderful.

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