"Especially in an English village - turn over a stone, you have no idea what will crawl out", spinster detective Miss Marple tells Inspector Craddock during their first meeting over tea and crumpets. Agatha Christie's most popular character has her own techniques to deal with such mysteries: thorough observation, polite questioning, a keen insight into the human mind - and the reassuring click of knitting needles. Joan Hickson played the amateur sleuth, Miss Marple, from 1984 to 1992. Her portrayal of Jane Marple is widely considered to be the finest and has earned her two BAFTA nominations. Miss Marple escapes British weather to enjoy some heat in the tropics. She's too preoccupied with her knitting to pay attention to the .Major who's a Hit of a bore, even on the subject of murder. Then lie dies suddenly and the climate changes. When the hotel maid is brutally stabbed the owner's wife becomes disturbed and fears she's going mad. Another murder happens. Before it s back to Hnglish rain. Miss Marple casts oil superstition - and her knitting to avenge the dead.