Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack’d from side to side:
“The curse is come upon me,” cried
The Lady of Shalott
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Marina Gregg, the famous film star, has brought some much needed glamour to St. Mary Mead. But when a local fan is poisoned, the actress finds herself centre stage in a real-life mystery. Which other characters from the Mary Mead cast will perish before the credits roll? And will Miss Marple produce yet another stellar performance to steal the show?
In 1980 Hollywood adapted the novel into a film starring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple alongside Elizabeth Taylor as the beautiful Marina Gregg. They shortened the title to The Mirror Crack’d. It was later adapted by the BBC starring Joan Hickson in 1992, under the full title and again in 2009 with Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.
In the March of the year this book came out, 1962, UNESCO issued a report stating that Agatha Christie was the most widely read British author, with Shakespeare coming a poor second! This was also the year The Mousetrap celebrated its tenth anniversary.
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