Miss Marple is accosted at a party by a pair of lovebirds who think that a lately deceased uncle has buried their inheritance. The na�ve pair expects Miss Marple to instantaneously summon forth where the buried treasure is. But, this careful observer of human nature--the consequence of living in a small English village--knows that a little examination is needed. Invited to Ansteys, the ransacked family seat, Miss Marple ensconces herself in a household that has perhaps been too thoroughly investigated. She regales its members with what appear to be meaningless, infuriating anecdotes, but little do they know their importance and worth....
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William Morrow Paperbacks
September 26, 2011
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