The first full-length mystery starring Miss Marple is a bit hit & miss for me. The main issue for me was that the book was told from the POV of an extremely boring character: the local vicar. Both he & his younger wife (& some of the other characters) were extremely rude about the older women of the village & it felt really uncalled for. Then I realised that Christie was showing us the disdain & dismissal that older women are viewed with.
I'm not sure whether Miss Marple is one of those characters (like Inspector Morse) that just seems to translate much better onscreen than in the original books. This one just scrapes a 'Pick' rating at 3.5🌟 6d