A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple, #10)
As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier’s yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he... show more
As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier’s yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
The plot of A Caribbean Mystery might not be the strongest Christie plot and at some point I knew who the murderer was. But despite it´s shortcomings on the mystery front, I liked this novel a whole lot. I loved how Miss Marple had to put some effort into solving the mystery, doing some sleuthing ...
My copy of this novel is an edition printed in 1964 for ‘The Book Club’ and costing 16s. 0d. Unsurprising perhaps that ‘A Caribbean Mystery’ has the feel of a bygone era, when colonialism, feminism, racism, sexual orientation and the class system were clearly viewed quite differently. Indeed, it mig...
I read this one for the "overseas travel" square because it gets Miss Marple out of St. Mary's Mead on a long vacation to the sunny climes of the West Indies. As is often the case with Christie, the reader must, rather uncomfortably, wade through some casual racism/colonialism/sexism to enjoy the my...
I am so behind with writing reviews that I thought I'd catch up on all my recent Christie mysteries in one. I really enjoyed all three of these to the same extent: neither pretended to be anything than a straight forward murder mystery. There was hardly any social commentary - and none of which I ...
same quality. After around 40 Agatha Christie books, there is a certain amount of recurring themes. Still there are fresh characters, great dialogues and a high quality of writing.