The Joan Hickson series was different from all the other Marple series in that it went for a realistic picture of murders and their aftermaths -- a rather daring move, considering that Agatha Christie virtually invented the cozy mystery. McKenzie is probably more like what Christie had in mind; she fits into the cozy pattern quite well. But Hickson is the one I'll always remember.

Alicia and Red are both back, and both in fine fettle.