Lymstock is a town with more than its share ofshameful secrets—a town where even a suddenoutbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only aminor stir.
But all that changes when one of the recipients,Mrs. Symmington, commits suicide. Her final notesays “I can’t go on,” but Miss Marple questions thecoroner’s verdict of suicide. Soon nobody is sure ofanyone—as secrets stop being shameful and startbecoming deadly.