A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple)
An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed! As Jane 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... show more
An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed! As Jane 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 strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finished the story!
Pages no: 283
Edition language: English
#10 of Miss Marple Mysteries Miss Marple is sent on a vacation in the Caribbean after battling with pneumonia. While she is there she meets people and goes on small trips around the area and when a man she meets dies, she feels that there is foul play. She begins to ask questions and talk with peo...
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.
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