It would be unfair to reveal any more for those whodunnit fans who have yet to see A Murder Is Announced for themselves.
But, having included myself in that category, it is fair to say that I did not see the precise end coming.
The Middle Ground Theatre Company has created a lavish new production of Agatha Christie's murder mystery, which finishes its run at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday 27 February before continuing its tour of the country.
Inso Craddock (Tom Butcher) and Miss Marple (Judy Cornwell) put their detective heads together
The production clearly benefits enormously from three leading actresses who each have distinguished careers spanning many years.
The honour of playing Miss Marple goes to Judy Cornwell who is probably best loved for her role as Daisy in the BBC sit-com Keeping Up Appearances.
But there are equally splendid performances from Diane Fletcher, best known as Elizabeth Urquhart in House Of Cards, who plays the central role of Letitia Blacklock, and Sarah Thomas, who appeared as Glenda Wilkinson in Last Of The Summer Wine for 24 years, who plays 'Bunny'.
A Murder Is Announced runs at the Garrick until February 27
An excellent supporting cast includes Rachel Bright, who played Poppy Meadow in Eastenders, Patrick Neyman, Dean Smith (Waterloo Road), and Tom Butcher, who brings his experience as PC Loxton in The Bill to the role of Inspector Craddock.
In fact, in a seemingly rare occurrence for Agatha Christie, Inspector Craddock seems to be far more accomplished as a detective than the interfering Miss Marple.
A Murder Is Announced runs at the Lichfield Garrick until February 27. Tickets costing from £21 can be booked by visiting www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling 01543 412121.
Remaining UK Tour Dates
Tue 23 - Sat 27 February Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Tue 1 - Sat 5 March Buxton Opera House
Mon 21 - Sat 26 March Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple
Tue 29 March - Sat 2nd April Shanklin Theatre, Isle Of Wight
Tue 12 – Sat 16 April Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Mon 18 – Sat 23 April Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Tue 26 April – Sat 1 May Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne