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The residents of Chipping Cleghorn read an announcement in the Gazette of a murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock. Curiosity leads the townspeople to the home, and they discover that the announcement was quite real. A stranger appears, the lights go out, and the stranger ends up dead with a gun next to him. Inspector Craddock takes on the case with the help of a quiet, nosy older lady named Mrs. Marple. As they dig further into the mystery, it becomes more dangerous and more curious than they ever anticipated.

In chapter one, Johnnie Butt starts the morning off with his paper route as usual. However, today, Friday, October 29th, is no ordinary news day. We meet some of the residents of the quaint town of Chipping Cleghorn: sweet, old Mrs. Swettenham and her intellectual son Edmund, Colonel Easterbrook and...

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