Two trains pass on an ordinary afternoon—then through the windows Elspeth McGillicuddy sees a man strangling a woman, sees her body crumple. But no one will believe her, especially since there's no other witness, no suspect, no body, and on one missing. Only her friend Jane Marple is willing to pursue the matter, in this brilliant 1957 classic (also published as What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!), and this handsome new edition 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.
"The great mistress of the last-minute switch is at it again…. Even the experts have given up any attempts to out-guess Miss Christie."—The New Yorker