Apr 30, 2006 · Storyline When Clive Trevelyan - Member of Parliament, war hero and heir apparent to Prime Minister Winston Churchill- is killed, Miss Marple sets about to solve the case. Trevelyan has made his fortune many years before in Egypt having secretly uncovered a lost tomb. He is killed during a major snowstorm when there are no police available.
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The Sittaford Mystery is one of those classic mystery stories - isolated community, a hint of the paranormal, legacies, prodigal relatives, all given a strong sense of location by being tied in with the Dartmoor landscape. Enough of the book though, what of the TV adaptation? Calling it utter crap is being needlessly unkind to the brown stuff.
The Sittaford Mystery contains several references to The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. Both stories are set in Devon and have a gothic atmosphere imparted by the suggestion that supernatural phenomena might be involved.
- Agatha Christie
- 308 (first edition, hardcover)
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Serie de TV transmitida desde 2003 por la cadena ITV, interpretada por Geraldine McEwan como Miss Marple.
- 93 min
- Martin Aranda
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Sittaford is a tiny village on the fringe of Dartmoor. Mrs Willett and her daughter Violet are the newly installed tenants of Sittaford House, a residence owned by a Trevelyan, a retired Army captain. They invite four people to tea on Friday afternoon: Captain Trevelyan's long-standing friend, Major Burnaby, Mr Rycroft, Mr Ronnie Garfield and Mr Duke. At the suggestion of Mr Garfield, the six of them decide to play a game of table-turning. During this séance, at 5.25 pm, a spirit announces that Captain Trevelyan has just been murdered. Concerned for the Captain's safety, Major Burnaby says that he intends to walk to Exhampton, a village six miles away, to see if Captain Trevelyan is alright. After four days of snow, there is already a thick layer of snow on the ground and further heavy snowfall has been forecast for later that evening. There is no telephone in Sittaford, and it is impossible to use a car because of the snow. Two and a half hours later, just before 8 pm, in the middl...
Inhabitants of Sittaford
1. Sittaford House: Mrs Willett and Her daughter Violet 2. Cottage 1: Major John Edward Burnaby 3. Cottage 2: Captain Wyatt and his Indian servant Abdul 4. Cottage 3: Mr Rycroft, uncle of Mr Martin Dering 5. Cottage 4: Miss Caroline Percehouse and her nephew Ronald Garfield 6. Cottage 5: Mr and Mrs Curtis 7. Cottage 6: Mr Duke 8. Elmer
1. Miss Emily Trefusis: James Pearson's fiancée; amateur sleuth 2. Mr Charles Enderby: journalist from the Daily Wire; amateur sleuth 3. Inspector Narracott: investigator from Exeter 4. Superintendent Maxwell: Narracott's boss 5. Constable Graves: policeman in Exhampton 6. Sergeant Pollock: policeman in Exhampton 7. Dr Warren: doctor in Exhampton
1. Captain Joseph A. Trevelyan: owner of Sittaford House, tenant of "Hazelmoor" in Exhampton 2. Mr Robert Henry Evans: Cpt Trevelyan's servant 3. Mrs Rebecca Evans: Evans' wife 4. Mrs J. Belling: Rebecca Evans' mother, licensed proprietor "The Three Crowns" in Exhampton 5. Williamson & Williamson: estate agents 6. Walters & Kirkwood: Cpt Trevelyan's solicitors 7. Mrs Jennifer Gardner: Cpt Trevelyan's sister, lives in "The Laurels" in Exeter 8. Mr Robert Gardner: Jennifer's invalid husband 9....
The Sittaford Mystery was the first Christie book not to be reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement. The New York Times Book Review's issue of 16 August 1931 posited that "Mrs. Agatha Christie's latest is up to her usual high standard and compares favourably with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, one of the best she ever did.." They went on to comment that, "Miss Trefusis is one of the sharpest and most likeable detectives of recent moons." Finally they summarised, "An excellent book to take away for week-end reading." In a short review of 23 October 1931, the Daily Mirrorsaid that, "A pair of snow shoes and a prize competition offer clues to the villain, who is well concealed." Robert Barnard: "Mayhem Parva, sharpened by Dartmoor setting and snow. Many of the usual elements are here, but also escaped convict (out of Baskervilles), séances, newspaper competitions and amateur investigator – young woman torn (as in Blue Train) between handsome weakling and hardworking, upright, born-to-s...
The Sittaford Mystery contains several references to The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. 1. Both stories are set in Devon and have a gothic atmosphere because of the suggestion that supernatural phenomena might be involved. 2. There's an escaped convict from Dartmoor Prison in both stories: "Freemantle" Freddy in one, Selden in the other. 3. There's a naturalist in both stories: Mr Rycroft in one, Jack Stapleton in the other. 4. In chapter eleven, Charles Enderby says: "That séance business was queer too. I'm thinking of writing that up for the paper. Get opinions from Sir Oliver Lodge and Sir Arthur Conan Doyleand a few actresses and people about it." Conan Doyle was actually an enthusiastic believer in parapsychology, especially in hís later years.
The novel was produced by Granada Television as a Miss Marple mystery as part of the Agatha Christie's Marple series. It featured Geraldine McEwan as Marple and guest-starring Timothy Dalton as Trevelyan; Carey Mulligan as Violet Willett; Laurence Fox as Jim Pearson; Zoe Telfordas Emily Trefusis; Mel Smith as John Enderby and Rita Tushingham as Elizabeth Percehouse. Filming began in 2006, with major changes made to the plot (Trevelyan being present at the séance, for example) — especially in order to incorporate Marple into the story. It is the second film in the series in which the killer's identity is different from the one in the novel. It aired in the UK on 30 April 2006.1931, Dodd Mead and Company (New York), 1931, Hardcover, 308 pp1931, Collins Crime Club (London), 7 September 1931, Hardcover, 256 pp1948, Penguin Books, Paperback, (Penguin number 690), 255 pp1950, Dell Books (New York), Paperback, (Dell number 391 [mapback]), 224 ppCzech: Sittafordská záhada(The Sittaford Mystery)Estonian: Waimu ennustused (Prediction of the Ghost), Sittafordi saladus(The Secret of Sittaford)French: Cinq heures vingt-cing(5:25)German: Das Geheimnis von Sittaford(The Mystery of Sittaford)
Miss Marple S02E04 The Sittaford Mystery
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- Kelly Davis
Summary: Heavy snow is falling in Dartmoor and the shadowy guests in the local hotel decide to take part in a seance in order to amuse themselves. But the evening takes on a more sinister edge when the table-turning suggests that Clive Trevelyan, an eminent politician, is in danger.
- Geraldine Mcewan
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