Overview: The Bantrys are a rather well-to-do family in St. Mary’s Mead. So, imagine the scandal that hits when a young woman is found in the library. Did I mention that she is dead? Lucky for them, Miss Marple can’t resist a good mystery. Why were the Bantrys picked to take the fall? And who is the girl?
Story Telling: We have another British manor mystery. If it’s called something else, please let me know.
Dislikes: The benefits of a small town–the closeness, the gossip mill, the affordability–can also sometimes be the downfall. Nobody wants to be on t he wrong side of the gossip mill.
Likes: Miss Marple has quite a way of thinking. She was unwilling to let an innocent man hang.
Colonel Bantry and Mrs. Bantry both showed great character.
Favorite Character: It’s Conway Jefferson. He was willing to give his children the best start in their lives.
Favorite Quote: A perfect quote for a mystery. “Human nature is very much the same anywhere, Sir Henry.”
Favorite Scene: Oh, that would be when Miss Marple was playing door-to-door solicitor for the church.
Conclusion: This was a fun little mystery. Though, Miss Marple is more suited to the cozy mystery fans.