Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Miss Jane Marple, the unflinching and much-loved female detective of Agatha Christie. With her gift of sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led to a crime scene at the local vicarage on her first case. The magistrate Colonel Proth... eroe, whom everybody in town hates, was shot through the head. No-one heard that shot. There is no lead. Yet, it seems that everyone around the vicarage has a reason to want the Colonel dead. It's a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets off on the mysterious killer's twisted trail without so much as a bit of local police help.
They say all the world loves a lover—apply that saying to murder and you have an even more infallible truth.
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After a curious newspaper notice announces an upcoming murder in the quiet village of Chipping Cleghorn, a host of nosy neighbors turn up at Little Paddocks just as shots ring out and a dead body is discovered.