The body of a young woman is found in the library of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry. Mrs. Bantry immediately calls in her old friend, Miss Marple, to investigate the crime.
The body is identified as a dancer who worked at a nearby hotel and was in no way connected to the Bantrys. It is also discovered that the young lady had attached herself to a rich old man and his family and that he had been planning to adopt her. Soon afterwards, the body of another young woman is found in a burned-out car. She is thought to be a girl guide who had disappeared on the same day as the dancer. The crimes seem unrelated, but Miss Marple starts to poke around and finds a connection that enables her to solve the mystery.
The review of this Book prepared by Jˇhanna