When Miss Marple agrees to visit a girlhood friend, she becomes involved in her friend’s home for juvenile delinquents. She senses danger, but not necessarily from the juveniles. Her fears are confirmed when a secretive visitor is killed while a diversionary tactic is perfomed in front of everyone. Agatha Christie (1890-1976), known as the “Queen of the Golden Age” of British fiction, wrote over 66 novels, short stories, and screenplays. Her play, The Mousetrap, has been running continuously in London since 1952, breaking all records. Christie’s books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published novelist of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and. She was made a Dame of the British Empire for her contributions to literature and culture.