This is another Miss Marple Mystery published in 1953.
Remember the nursery rhyme we used to grow up with?
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie ….
This is a story of a murder by this nursery rhyme. Rex Fortescue made his fortunes by financial investments. He became seriously ill one morning in his office. Who would want to kill him in this manner and then place rye in his jacket pocket?
Miss Marple came into the picture on her own volition and not by invitation of the police detective in charge of this murder. The story was easy to follow but yet difficult to put a handle on the real murderer. I had speculated and got it wrong. This was Agatha Christie’s forte in storytelling. The truth would only come out at the end. An interesting twist at the end that was unexpected.