In this last Jane Marple novel written by Agatha Christie, from 1971, the aging sleuth receives a curious message from her friend Jason Rafiel, whom she met in A Caribbean Mystery. Rafiel has since died, but he wanted Miss Marple to investigate a crime. The only problem is, he failed to tell her where or when it was committed, or who was involved. Christie's capstone mystery in her classic series is presented in a handsome new edition that should be in everyone's mystery library. The star of a dozen novels and twenty short stories, the shrewd and curious Jane Marple was inspired by Agatha Christie's grandmother and her cronies in the leafy London suburb of Ealing. Miss Marple's independent mind and acute sense of human nature—not unlike Christie's own—have made her an enduring prototype in detective fiction.
"Agatha Christie proves that if you really are good enough, you can break all the 'rules' and still come up with a winner."—Anne Perry