A Murder Is Announced
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m."
A childish practical joke; A spiteful hoax; Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a door swings open revealing a man with a gun who demands, "Stick 'em up." Most people think it's a game, until shots are fired.
An impossible crime; Only Miss Marple can unravel the clues in this classic of crime fiction.