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An old-fashioned London hotel is not quite asreputable as it makes out to be.
When Miss Marple comes up from the country fora holiday in London, she finds what she's looking forat Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccableservice, and an unmistakable atmosphere of dangerbehind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not evenMiss Marple can foresee the violent chain of eventsset in motion when an eccentric guest makes hisway to the airport on the wrong day.
“Lots of people have underestimated Miss Marple, and they’re always wrong.”
-J. A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author
“A joy to read from beginning to end, especially in its acute sensitivity to the contrasts between this era and that of Miss Marple’s youth.”
-New York Times
“Miss Christie’s pearly talent for dealing with all the words and pomps that go with murder English-style shimmers steadily in this tale of the noisy woe that shatters the extremely expensive peace of Bertram’s famously old-fashioned hotel.”