St. Mary Mead is abuzz with the news that Hollywood star Marina Gregg has moved into town. When Marina hosts a party, a fan drops dead after drinking a poisoned cocktail. Miss Marple ponders a cast of suspicious characters.
Miss Marple accompanies Lady Virginia Revel to her family home of Chimneys, a great house once famed for its diplomatic gatherings. MP George Lomax has persuaded Virginia’s father to host an evening for an Austrian count. George has also proposed to Virginia, who is torn between her duty and her heart. Then a murder in a secret passageway puts Miss Marple on the path to uncovering Chimney’s dark past.
Miss Marple turns to her old friend Sir Henry Clithering, retired from Scotland Yard, for help with a troubling case. Did the wealthy and unpopular Mary Pritchard really die of shock when the geranium on her wallpaper turned blue? And what about the murder that happened soon after, and the body discovered shortly before? Miss Marple has new evidence and must stop a court hearing before the wrong person is found guilty.
Miss Marple (the marvelous Julia McKenzie, Cranford), follows a series of clues to the Pale Horse Inn in Hampshire, a spooky establishment run by three modern-day witches. The star-studded cast also included Oscar nominee Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and JJ Field (Northanger Abbey).
As the threat of world war looms large, Poirot seeks the help of friends both old and new when he is pitted against a dangerous group of dissidents responsible for a series of violent murders.
Poirot attends a party at the great actor Sir Charles Cartwright's Cornish mansion. A local reverend dies while drinking a cocktail, but no poison is found in his glass. Poirot and Cartwright decide to investigate when another victim is claimed in the same manner.
Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fete, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fete, the girl playing her murder victim winds up well and truly murdered.
Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution.
During a village's Hallowe'en party, a young girl boasts of having witnessed a murder from years before. No one believes her tale until her body is found later on in the evening, drowned in the apple-bobbing bucket.
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer from claiming more victims.
Longing for a case worthy of his talents, Poirot is instead pressured by Mrs. Todd, an annoyingly persistent woman from Clapham, into investigating the disappearance of her cook. It appears to be a simple case of a disgruntled employee, but Poirot is intrigued when he interviews a young lodger in the Clapham house, a clerk at a bank where £90,000 has just disappeared.
On a visit to a recently widowed friend, Miss Marple meets Mike Rogers, a handsome chauffeur with big dreams for his future and tragedy in his past. He marries the perfect girl, builds a beautiful home, and seems on track for the life he has always wanted. Then people start dying.
Sent on an island vacation to relieve her rheumatism, Miss Marple isn’t quite enjoying her stay at a posh hotel. After the sudden, suspicious death of a fellow guest piques her interest, she joins forces with a curmudgeonly tycoon to unravel a web of dark magic and deceit.
When a desperate young mother awakens Miss Marple in the middle of the night, the kindly sleuth helps her and her son find refuge at a nearby country house. It turns out the strange, labyrinthine building isn’t the safest place after all, as bodies start piling up.
Something wicked this way comes to the Sunny Ridge Reitirement Home for Ladies. Miss Marple teams up with detective duo Tommy and Tuppence to investigate the suspicious death of Tommy's Aunt Ada and sudden disappearance of Ada's friend, Mrs. Lancaster.
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