1920s. This takes place a year after the Tuesday Night Club mysteries that ended with "The Thumbmark of St. Peter
In: Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, the Complete Short Stories
, (Boston, MA : G.K. Hall & Co., 1987, c1985) pp.111-132. (various reprintings)
Also in: Agatha Christie, The Thirteen Problems
, (London : Collins, 1932). (various reprintings, including under the titles Miss Marple and the Thirteen Problems
and the Tuesday Club Murders
Also in: Agatha Christie, 13 Clues for Miss Marple
(New York : Dodd, 1966) (various reprintings)
Also in: Agatha Christie, 13 for Luck!
(New York : Dodd, Mead & Co., 1961) pp. 91-108. (various reprintings)
First of the six mysteries discussed at the Bantrys' dinner party, to which Miss Marple has been invited at the suggestion of her houseguest Sir Henry Clithering. This is the beginning of her friendship with Dolly Bantry. The actress Jane Helier and Dr. Lloyd, a physician, are the other guests. Colonel Arthur Bantry tells this story of a woman who is warned by a psychic that blue flowers will prove to be fatal to her. Mysteriously, some of the flowers on the wallpaper turn blue just before her death.