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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

Review of the "A Caribbean Mystery" by Agatha Christie |


Review of the "A Caribbean Mystery" by Agatha Christie |
Review of the “A Caribbean Mystery” by Agatha Christie |


A Miss Marple Mystery

“An exquisitely smooth technique that is uniquely Christie’s” 

-New York Times



So, my lovely friends…

“Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?” 


“As Jane Marple sat basking in the tropical sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life.

True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

Then a question was put to her by a stranger: ‘Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?’

Before she has a chance to answer, the man vanishes, only to be found dead the next day.

The mysteries abound: Where is the picture? Why is the hotelier prone to nightmares?

Why doesn’t the most talked-about guest, a reclusive millionaire, ever leave his room?

And why is Miss Marple herself fearful for her life?” (Publisher synopsis)


This story is Miss Marple’s only foreign case…

Hello my Agatha friends!

Let’s imagine that we are our beloved Miss Marple and that we are vacationing in Barbados!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the leaves of the coconut palm trees are moving in the wind, you can almost taste the salt air…Our companions are many and diverse…Among them, are: the retired British Major Palgrave, Tim and Molly Kendal, the Golden Palm Hotel’s owners, Mr. Rafiel, an eccentric millionaire and Esther, his secretary.

Suddenly, we are presented with a picture of a murderer but before we can get a glimpse, the photo vanishes and we have to start solving murders…Yes, here, in the tropical paradise that nothing ever happens, the murders follow us!


Greta, what did you think about this story?

I have to say that I adore each and every one of Miss Marple’s stories. She is my favourite character and I love her personality and her talent for conversation. Nevertheless, this is one of Agatha’s books that is described as “weak”. Most of the readers  have found the murderer from the beginning. The truth is that is not a complex story, the kind that Agatha has gotten us used to. But the setting is gorgeous, the dialogues are stimulating and, most of all, we can pick the brain of our lovely Miss Marple! It is a such a lovely story that it has been adapted for the TV numerous times.


And I am leaving you with a little humor to brighten your day!

Mr. Rafiel to Miss Marple:

“How can you and I set about preventing a murder? You are about a hundred and I am a broken-up old crock!”

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