Rex Fortescue, the boss of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his office, when he suffered a painful and sudden death. When the police checked the victim’s pockets, they found grain. Miss Marple knows one of the servants in Rex Fortescue’s house and comes to help solve the mystery. She soon starts to suspect that she is dealing with a case of crime by rhyme. Includes - A CD with a reading of the adapted story; Helpful notes on characters; Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot; A glossary of the more difficult words.