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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.
A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.
“Agatha Christie gave readers the world over a vivid sense of English life, especially in her depiction of the small village where nothing happen—until, of course, a murder is discovered.”
-Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels