Newlyweds Mike and Ellie decide to build their dream home at a beauty spot called Gypsy’s Acre, ignoring the warnings of elusive romany Mrs Lee about an ancient curse supposedly cast upon the land. The couple settle into their new life, but the mysterious woman makes her presence felt, subjecting them to a campaign of hatred in an attempt to force them out. Tragedy soon strikes, but as luck would have it Miss Marple is staying nearby with her recently widowed old friend Mrs Phillpot. However, if the spinster sleuth is to solve the puzzle, she must put her own life in grave danger.
Murder mystery, starring Julia McKenzie, Tom Hughes, Joanna Vanderham, Aneurin Barnard, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Wendy Craig, Glynis Barber, Hugh Dennis, Tamzin Outhwaite, William Hope and Janet Henfrey.
I reread Agatha Christie’s novel last year and I realised I really liked its darkness and melodrama. Published in 1967, it was not a Poirot nor a Marple story, it was told from Michael Rogers’ point of view , and like in the Murder of Roger Ackroy, with a little twist in the end. It was fascinating to see how Rogers became obsessed with death and murder till madness.
This Marple version is quite faithful to Christie, all the actors were great but I prefer the poetic and dark atmosphere of the novel.