|類型/形式：||Detective and mystery fiction
|注意：||"Published by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc."--Title page verso.|
|描述：||288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.|
|叢書名：||Agatha Christie collection.|
When Colonel Protheroe is found dead from a single gun shot wound to the head, none of his neighbors in the village of St. Mary Mead is much surprised. So many people wished this local official would say farewell, if not quite so permanently. With suspects abound and the local police stymied it is up to Miss Jane Marple to root out the killer.