"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. When the village of St. Mary Mead is rocked by the discovery of a murdered body in the library of a local stately home, elderly spinster Miss Marple (Joan Hickson) sets out to investigate. Relying on her observation of human nature, Miss Marple manages to vex the local police constabulary with her unusual, but highly effective, methods.