A Caribbean Mystery
"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... show more
"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?
Publish date: 2000-03-01
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Marple (#10)
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...
This is part of my Christie-binge, so to speak. :) Nice mistery, and I even was on the right track (yay, I'm so very smart!). I like the new translation, a little less outmoded than my other Christies. I didn't like the colonialistic attitudes, but well.
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 ...