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Summary

Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr. Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate: shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building. Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and vows to discover the real reason for Mr. Gilbrandsen's visit.
©1952 Agatha Christie Limited. A Chorion Company. All rights reserved (P)1997, 2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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"Brilliant." ( Guardian)
"No one on either side of the Atlantic does it better." ( New York Times)

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Two incomparable ladies

It's such a joy to have the great Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories ready by the definitive Marple herself. Joan Hickson is beyond all comparison.

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another delightful entry

Another delightful and wonderful performance by Joan Hickson who I believe is the iconic embodiment of Miss Marple.

I did however find this one a little slow in the middle and so took me longer to finish. However the beginning was a delight and it picked back up at the end finishing strong.

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Sorry Joan, Emilia Fox has eclipsed you

This isn’t one of the best Miss Marple’s - all the suspects being interviewed over and over again and the deeply annoying Carrie-Louise character don’t rank alongside classics like A Murder is Announced.
Joan Hickson reads the story rather like a granny Reading you a bedtime story. It’s very pleasant but I’ve got used to more characterisation and accents in more recent Audibles. Emilia Fox in particular is very good. One for the faithful I’d say.

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I wouldn't say one the best.

This is not one of my favourites to be honest and I truly appreciate it because Joan Hickson is the performer, I worked out who the killer was from the outset from what my grandmother used say was a smokescreen.

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They do it with Mirrors

Miss Marple, invited to see a friend she hadn't seen in 25 years, is it going to be a nice peaceful rest or is their something going on at Stoney gates?

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