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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery (edition 1964)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:A Caribbean Mystery
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:POCKET BOOKS (1966), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
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Tags:mystery, British

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Miss Marple is on holiday abroad when a murder takes place. In her usual gentle style she discovers who was responsible, and how. A bit convoluted in places, but mostly enjoyable. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
I liked this, actually.... The clues were right there in the open, with a few Red Herrings, one of a second murderer on the island.
Tim & Molly have recently purchased an island retreat from an older well liked & respected couple..... Miss Marple is there on vacation, a gift from her nephew..... She is listening to the old braggart Major Palgrave, reliving his past heroics & telling Miss Marple in a quite loud voice of a murderer he has come cross..... As he begins to show Miss Marple the photo, he suddenly startles and blanches....
Later Major Palgrave is found murdered by overdose of blood pressure medicine.... But the Major did not suffer from any type of illness, so Miss Marple begins to investigate....
Meanwhile, Molly seems to be having blackouts & sever depression, leading to an attempt of suicide....... Then another murder takes place, a woman who looks very much Like Molly....
Interesting, the characters were interesting, especially the rich old man who takes a keen interest in Miss Marple when he learns how deceiving her looks are....
No slurs against Italians only Black people! My, my, my aren't we progressive...... ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Always love Miss Marple books ( )
  gail616 | Oct 23, 2015 |
Am I getting better? I started to find some of the clues and even made a few correct guesses. Perhaps one day I will figure out the whole thing before the ending of an Agatha Christie. It was very nice to have Miss Marple back.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Interesting insofar as it paves the way for a future book, Nemesis, but really apart from that it's a poor novel. Marple really isn't at her sharpest and needs a lot of help to carry out the investigation, the setting is extravagant for her, the characters are very forgettable and the conclusion's rushed. Not a favourite. ( )
  RubyScarlett | Nov 11, 2013 |
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Agatha Christieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ayres, RosalindNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carones, MomaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gołaczyńska, MagdalenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Groen, L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To my old friend John Cruikshank Rose with happy memories of my visit to the West Indies
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"Take all this business about Kenya," said Major Palgrave.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451199928, Mass Market Paperback)

Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie's most appealing sleuth, returns in this classic baffler of a vacation-turned-deadly.

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"Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?" So asks a stranger of Miss Jane Marple while she is vacationing on luxurious St. Honore. Before she has a chance to answer, the mystery man vanishes, only to be found dead the following day. Now Miss Marple is asking the questions: What happened to the curious photo: Why is the hotelier prone to nightmares? Why doesn't the most-talked-about guest, a reclusive millionaire, ever leave his room? Any why is Miss Marple fearing for her own life?… (more)

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