Nothing could bad could possibly happen here, the inhabitants of the peaceful English village say to each other. Until the first poison pen letter arrives.
No major spoilers about clues or endings in this episode. However, there is some mention or discussion of the books listed below. Also, be aware there is a very brief mention of suicide.
Books and sources:
—The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
—“The Lernean Hydra” in The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
—Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Policemen in the Precinct by E.C.R. Lorac
—The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters by Enid Blyton
—Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
—Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Poison in the Pen by Patricia Wentworth
—Details of the James Forster poison pen case in Manfield, Yorkshire
—“The Poison Pen Letter: the Early 20th Century’s Strangest Crime Wave” by Curtis Evans
—Fear Stalks the Village by Ethel Lina White
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