When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she’s looking for at Bertram’s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set...
in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day.
Bess's estranged daughter Elvira is also staying at Bertram's and it seems that she too knows Ladislaus rather well.
Where does the rather vague Canon Pennyfather fit in with these glamorous people and why was he abducted?
With her customary wisdom Jane Marple pulls together the strands of this strange puzzle.