for day 22 of blogjune
I’m taking a short break in my men’s knitting book reviews because I was home sick yesterday with a cold. It was also cold and rainy, perfect old school murder mystery weather. I do love all the Marple movies, especially the 1960s ones with Margaret Rutherford which are also good for spotting period knitwear!
They are also good for spotting fictional books that never were. In Murder she said! Miss Marple witnesses a murder through her train carriage window just as she has just woken from reading Death has windows. If only it was a real book, sounds perfect for reading on a rainy day.
When the police don’t believe her story she enlists the help of her gentleman friend – and librarian! - Mr Stringer to locate the body and prove that she’s not the dotty old bat the police seem to think she is. Of course, it’s the knowledge our intrepid sleuth has obtained through many years of reading classic crime novels such as The Hat rack hanging (another great title!) that spurs them on.
Miss Marple lands a post as an unlikely housemaid, arriving with a set of golf clubs at Ackenthorpe Hall where she sets out to find the body and where, two murders later, she unveils the murderer. It’s all jolly good fun and, if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you keep it on your DVD shelf for the next rainy day.