Directed by veyeran UK filmmaker Roy Boulting, this made-for-TV Miss Marple movie is an engrossing mystery that lacks for neither suspects nor bleak English country color.
Vicar's wife Maud Calthrop (Dilys Hamlett) calls upon old friend Jane Marple (Joan Hickson) when her community is plagued by hate mail. Although the village looks picturesque and benign, its serene beauty belies the forbidden longings of its residents. Spinsterish Eryl Griffith (Sandra Payne), who toils at
the office of her brother, Dr. Owen Griffith (Martin Fisk), pines for married attorney Edward Symington (Michael Culver). Ostensibly content with his socially prominent wife, Angela (El...