A lively if inconsequential concoction loosely modelled on After the Funeral. As with most murder mysteries the interest of the early exposition gives way to yards of flat footed detection before (hopefully) a startling denouement (which is rather muffled here). The improbable sight of Miss Rutherford attempting a jive strikes an incongruous note.
A nice succinct little murder mystery. Not my fav Agatha Christie adaptation (that would be the 40s version of And Then There Were None), and this one for whatever reason converts a Poirot story to a Marple. Nevertheless, Margaret Rutherford is a treasure, and always gives her all in her performances. One of my fav English actresses. This one, has a good plot, if not too exciting. The cast elevates it. 3.5 stars