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1. Miss Marple was spending a well deserved rest at the Vicarage after solving her most recent case involving a thief who stole personal property from the vicar.
What type of criminal was this?
2. Miss Marple, who was dressed in her finest lace shawl, had just finished dinner and was listening to a lovely young lady play a woodwind instrument, larger than a piccolo but smaller than a bassoon.
What was the instrument?
3. Miss Marple was trying to think of the name given to a performance of music by a soloist or small group.
What word was she looking for?
4. As the performance came to an end, one of the guests suddenly gasped and collapsed to the floor, the last drops of a red fluid dripping from her fallen wineglass and staining the carpet below.
Which drink was this?
5. "Poison", shouted one of the guests. "I can see a small residue of powdered potassium cyanide in the bottom of the glass".
What is another word for residue or smidgen?
6. Miss Marple surreptitiously checked the small table on wheels where the rest of the drinks were held but could not see any signs of poison on the trolley.
What did she call this contraption?
7. Bright headlights suddenly swept the front drive as a Daimler, or was it a Rolls Royce, came to a stop by the front door.
The chauffeur opened the passenger door and out popped Inspector Poirot from which type of vehicle?
8. "Bon soir", said the the diminutive Inspector. He knelt over the dead body and gently picked up the empty glass, checking for fingerprints with vigilance and great attention to detail.
What is another word for heed and caution?
9. There was not even a smudge and the glass was spotless and unblemished. You could see his little grey cells working and after much thought it appeared as though a light bulb had suddenly switched on. The solution to the murder was as transparent as the crystal glass he was holding.
Hmm! Spotless, unblemished, transparent and crystal. I think Miss Marple was able to guess the correct synonym. Can you?
10. In a flurry of lace, Miss Marple suddenly made a dash towards a cold room below stairs, quickly followed by the Inspector. It was too late as the killer had escaped through a small trap door which led to a set of tunnels. "Oh well, m'dear" said Hercule Poirot, "Fancy a glass of his lordship's best wine while we are here?".
In which room did the Inspector and Miss Marple have a secret tipple away from the servants?
Source: Author Plodd
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