A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple)

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Miss Marple is on holiday at the Golden Palm Hotel in the island of St. Honore. She is enjoying herself, yet there is something lacking. At home in St. Mary Mead there was always something going on, something one could get one's teeth into. Miss Marple listens politely to Major Palgrave's boring stories of his early life in Kenya - or at any rate pretends to listen. She is not paying all that much attention when he starts telling her about a murderer he has known; and when he reaches in his wallet to show Miss Marple a snapshot of that murderer, he is suddenly interrupted. Murder follows. In this new full length novel the clues and keys to the murderer's identity are fairly - one might even say ostentatiously - paraded in front of the reader. Yet we believe it will be a very perceptive reader who observes and interprets them correctly. Most of the large number of readers of "A Caribbean Mystery" will in the end ask themselves how they could have been so stupid - or how ...

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‘Throws off the false clues and misleading events as only a master of the art can do.’ New York Times

'Liveliness... infectious zest... as good as anything Miss Christie has done.' Observer

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A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY

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 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...

'Agatha Christie' was born in Torquay 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. She wrote 79 crime mysteries and collections, and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare. Her enduring success, enhanced by many film and TV adaptations, is attribute to the timeless appeal of her characters and the unequalled ingenuity of her plots.

“Throws off the false clues and misleading events as only a master of the art can do”
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