This 1930 mystery marks the first novel starring Agatha Christie's unflappable and much beloved sleuth Miss Jane Marple. At the vicarage in St. Mary Mead, the despicable magistrate Colonel Protheroe has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. If you have ever felt you missed the opportunity to collect a set of Agatha Christie mysteries in hardcover, this edition and the others in the series at last give you your chance. It features sewn bindings, cream stock, and colored endpapers.
"Agatha Christie is a brilliant literary conjuror. She places her characters face downwards like playing cards, shuffles them with cunning hands, and time after time we point to the wrong card. She has intrigued, thrilled, and baffled readers for nearly 90 years and the magic is as potent as ever."—P.D. James