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(A book in the Short Stories series)
A Novella by Agatha Christie
Miss Marple is accosted at a party by a pair of lovebirds who think that a lately deceased uncle has buried their inheritance. The naive pair expects Miss Marple to instantaneously summon forth where the buried treasure is. But, this careful observer of human nature - the consequence of living in a small English village - knows that a little examination is needed. Invited to Ansteys, the ransacked family seat, Miss Marple ensconces herself in a household that has perhaps been too thoroughly investigated. She regales its members with what appear to be meaningless, infuriating anecdotes, but little do they know their importance and worth... .
September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition