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Agatha Christie
The Sittaford Mystery

To M.E.M.

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Sep. 1931
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1931 as "Murder at Hazelmoor"
Good Housekeeping, Mar.-Aug. 1931 as "Murder at Hazelmoor"

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small round table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: 'Captain Trevelyan ... dead ... murder'.

Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot ...

Contents

1. Sittaford House
2. The Message
3. Five and Twenty Pass Five
4. Inspector Narracott
5. Evans
6. At the Three Crowns
7. The Will
8. Mr Charles Enderby
9. The Laurels
10. The Pearson Family
11. Emily Sets to Work
12. The Arrest
13. Sittaford
14. The Willetts
15. Visit to Major Burnaby
16. Mr Rycroft
17. Miss Percehouse
18. Emily Visits Sittaford House
19. Theories
20. Visit to Aunt Jennifer
21. Conversations
22. Nocturnal Adventures of Charles
23. At Hazelmoor
24. Inspector Narracott Discusses the Case
25. At Deller's Cafe
26. Robert Gardner
27. Narracott Acts
28. Boots
29. The Second Seance
30. Emily Explains
31. The Lucky Man

Characters

Major Burnaby, Mrs Willett, Violet Willett, Evans, Mr Rycroft, Miss Percehouse, Mrs Curtis, Mr Duke, Ronnie Garfield, Mrs Belling, Mrs Gardner, Sylvia Dering, Jim Pearson, Brian Pearson, Martin Dering, Emily Trefusis, Charles Enderby, Inspector Narracott, Williamson, Dr Warren, Mr Dacres, Beatrice, Sergeant Pollock

Movie & TV

The Sittaford Mystery, 2005
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 2
director Paul Unwin
writer Stephen Churchett
cast Geraldine McEwan(Miss Jane Marple), Carey Mulligan (Violet Willett), Patricia Hodge (Mrs. Evadne Willett), Rita Tushingham (Miss Elizabeth Percehouse), Michael Brandon (Martin Zimmerman), James Wilby (Stanley Kirkwood), Michael Attwell (Archie Stone), Matthew Kelly (Donald Jones), Robert Hardy (Churchill), Paul Kaye (Dr. Ambrose Burt), Mel Smith (John Enderby), ZoŽ Telford (Emily Trefusis), Timothy Dalton (Clive Trevelyan)

Link

  1. Official Site: The Sittaford Mystery
  2. Wikipedia: The Sittaford Mystery
  3. IMDb: Marple: The Sittaford Mystery (2006)
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