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A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple #10)

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Frail Jane Marple, recovering from a bout of pneumonia, is basking in the warm West Indian sunshine. But she isn't as content as she thinks she ought to be. The scenary is beautiful, yet every day seems the same. Then her new acquaintance, Major Palgrave, dies suddenly, and Miss Marple emarks on an investigation of an exotic murder.
Mass Market Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 1992 by HarperPaperbacks (first published November 16th 1964)
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Araz Goran
'' دائماً ما يجد القتلةُ صعوبةً في ترِك الأشياء تبدو بسيطة ''

لا أخفي عليكم كيف تُهت في هذه الرواية وكنتُ بعيداً كل البعد عن معرفة القاتل،، من الصعوبة جداً أن تخمن مجرد تخمين من هو القاتل وكل السبل التي سلكتها أجاثا كانت مضللة ومغلقة ويصعب إيجاد ثغرة في إكتشاف القاتل،، لكني أسمتعت جداً بالرواية وأدركت أنها من الروايات المتميزة والقوية في مجال الأدب البوليسي..

كُتبت هذه الرواية قبل 50 سنة ولكن يالروعة أجاثا، ما أجمل ما تكتبه هذه الكاتبة العبقرية، الحقيقة أني كنت في السابق أخشى أن أخوض تجربة مع هكذا
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Henry Avila
Jane Marple , is very grateful to her loving nephew Raymond West, a popular novelist, and rich man, who paid for his aunt's vacation (she recently recovered from an illness ) . The tropics , on an island in the Caribbean Sea, doesn't sound like a place Miss Marple, would feel comfortable in, she is from rainy, cold, with just a little bit of snow, the quiet St. Mary Mead , England. An out of the way village , where nothing ever happens, that is what everyone believes ... Warm weather , a beautif ...more
Sherif Metwaly

والدرس المستفاد مما حدث
ما قاله سيدنا عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه
" ما ندمتُ على السكوت مَرّة ، لكنني ندمت على الكلام مرارا "

اللقاء الأول مع أجاثا كريستي و عالم الرواية البوليسية

قرأتها في يوم واحد
بل في ساعات معدودة
وهذا لا يحدث معي إلا نادراً مهما بلغ استمتاعي بالعمل
ولكن الوضع هنا مختلف ، والأجواء مختلفة تماماً عن أي رواية مشوقة ومثيرة قرأتها من قبل
هناك سحرٌ ما في ما تكتب أجاثا كريستي تقريباً
شيء ما يجبرك على الانتباه من الورقة الأولى وحتى الورقة الأخير
ولايترك لك فرصة لالتقاط الأنفاس إطلاقاً
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Ali AlShewail
حسنا حسنا حسنا :D
انا مش عارف ابدأ المراجعة باية ولا اية :D

طبعا لازم الست أجاثا تنسف كل توقعاتى و تضرب بيها عرض الحائط و مع كل رواية من رواياتها تثبتلى انى مُحقق فاشل :D
القاتل فى الرواية دى شخص انا مكنتش متوقعه تماما تماما بل بالعكس كنت معجب بيه جدااا و شايف انه الضحية المعنوية للرواية لكن اتضح انه ثعلب مكار :D

الآنسة ماربل العبقرية , المُحققة البارعة المُستترة وراء ثوب العجوز الثرثارة , لكن العجوز الثرثارة دى قدرت تحل لغز جريمتين قتل و تمنع التالتة بل و تحل لغز حصل قبل سنين كمان محدش كان عارف ي
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Lotte
Jul 16, 2015 Lotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely mystery that started slow and then took some surprising twists and turns near the end.
Luana
Jul 23, 2011 Luana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Sassari abbiamo una parola forte e molto espressiva che riassume la capacità di un individuo di influenzare negativamente le sorti delle persone e delle cose che stanno lui attorno, e questa parola è 'pindaccio'. Ora, se dovessi accompagnare a Miss Marple un aggettivo, questo sarebbe 'pindaccia'.
E' leit motiv del 'le muoiono tutti attorno', insomma, attraverso i gialli, ce l'ha insegnato anche Arthur Conan Doyle, ci è stato insegnato che, la prima qualità di un buon detective, è quella di sape
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Verena
Dec 06, 2015 Verena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first encounter with Agatha Christie and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a quick easy read and the mystery kept me guessing until the final reveal. Will pick up another of her books soon, perfect size and length to fit in my handbag anywhere :)
Nahed.E
Sep 08, 2015 Nahed.E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

رواية ممتعة لأجاثا
وطبعا بالتأكيد لم أحل اللغز ^_^ عادي يعني اتعودت خلاص ^_^ شئ طبيعي أن القاتل يكون أبعد شخص عن خيالك وطبيعي جدا أن يكون هو الشخص الذي تتعاطف معه ،
وتقلق عليه ، وتحزن من أجله
وطبيعي أن يكون أمام عينيك طوال الوقت ولا تراه
وأن يكون الحل بين أصابعك ولا تنتبه له
وأن تقرأ التفاصيل الدقيقة ولا تتذكرها
عادي .. ^_^ كل هذا مع أجاثا عادي
ولكنك ستستمتع
(:
Eustacia Tan
Jan 16, 2012 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Carribean Mystery is one of the Miss Marple mysteries. Although Agatha Christie herself preferred Miss Marple to Poirot, I, like many of her readers, prefer Monsieur Poirot. Why? I have no idea. I certainly started reading his mysteries first, and I think it's also because he amuses me more than Miss Marple. But then again, I've only read, what, two books involving her.

Basically, the plot involves Miss Marple coming across as suspicious death, which starts to escalate. After reading this book
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شروق عبدالغنى
تلك العجوز التى تظن انها لا تفعل شيئا سوى الثرثرة والحياكة ولكنها تسمع وترى وتلاحظ وتفكر افضل منا جميعا
نعم الحظ يساعدها احيانا ولكن اليس ما تفكر فيه تجذبه الطبيعة نحوك
الانسة جين ماربل وتلاعبها بعقولنا جميعنا ومن كثرة التلاعب فطنت الحقيقة
غالبا ما يكون المجرم أبعد شخص يمكن الاشتباه به
تطرح عدة اشخاص وتضعهم فى قائمة المشتبه بهم فتفكر سريعا ان المتهم هو المستثنى من هذه القائمة
ولكن احيانا يكون فيها
واحيانا تكون البساطة عنوان الحل
واحيانا التفكير المنطقى
فتتوه انت وسط كل ذلك فلا يصبح بامكانك سوى ا
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Raghad Frehat
انها لمن افضل الروايات التي قرأتها
هي حتمًا رواية ستترك في عالم من الشك ,,فبينما توقعت القاتل,خانتني توقعاتي اتي غالبًا ما تكون صحيحة
وهذا اكثر ما احبه في اسلوب الكاتبة العظيمة اجاثا كريستي
انها تجعلك تدوخ من كثر التفكير
وتتركك مع عالم من علامات الإستفهام
Walaa
** تحذير: المراجعة تحوي حرق للأحداث **


نصيحة : لا تقرأوا نسخة دار الحرية للنشر والتوزيع ، مليئة بالاخطاء الاملائية
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لغز البحر الكاريبي
رواية جميلة جدا أعجبني أنني عرفت القاتل أثناء القراءة ولكنني من الحماقة غيرت التخمين في الجزء الأخير من الرواية، وفي النهاية ظهر ان التخمين الأول هو الصحيح ....
جريمة من تحقيق الانسة ماربل
حدثت الجريمة في سانت اونريه، في البحر الكاريبي، وهي ليست جريمة واحدة بل ثلاث ولولا الحظ او لنقل اكتشاف القاتل في اللحظة المناسبة لشهدت المنطقة اربعة جرائم لقاتل واح
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Kath
May 19, 2016 Kath rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La verdad es que esperaba mucho más de este libro, no es un mal libro, pero tampoco ha sido lo que yo esperaba.
A cada rato tenia que verificar que personaje era cual en la primera pagina y tenia muchas expectativas puestas en en Miss Marple y al final como que no se me dio, pero seguiré más adelante leyendo otros de la serie a ver que tal.

A pesar de lo antes mencionado, no me esperaba lo que descubrí al final, sospeche de todos menos que quien era.
Althea Ann
Dec 13, 2014 Althea Ann rated it liked it
Vacation reading!

Indeed, I read the whole thing on a plane en route from the Caribbean.

Here, Christie's well-beloved elderly sleuth, Miss Marple, is visiting a resort on Trinidad. When one of her fellow vacationers passes away, everyone, including the doctor, assumes that it was the man's high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyle finally catching up with him.

Miss Marple, however, is suspicious. Something about this affair doesn't sit quite well with her, and she starts poking her nose into t
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
A lovely easy read (or in my case listen) with just enough red herrings and complications to make it enjoyable.

Miss Marple is on holiday in the West Indies, where a seemingly innocuous conversation with another holiday guest leads to his murder.
An Odd1
Mar 28, 2014 An Odd1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Knowing whodunit, rereading is still pleasure. Christie cleverly complicates and confounds. Christie, at her best, makes stereotypical eccentrics believable, plucks essential clues, weaves questionable motivations and messy realisms to confound the reader before extricating the solution.

Hotel guest death among rumors of heart trouble, blood pressure pill bottle found in room, is incident "soon forgotten. Life here was sunshine, sea, and social pleasures" p 27. Until hotel maid Victoris returns
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rabbitprincess
Miss Marple has a pretty generous nephew; he's sent her to the West Indies for a nice relaxing vacation. Of course, there's only so much time one can spend sitting on the beach and knitting, chatting with the other guests of one's seaside hotel. Unfortunately, one of these guests, Major Palgrave, passes away. Everyone else believes that it was natural causes, but Marple is not convinced and decides to investigate.

This was a pleasant enough mystery. I particularly enjoyed Marple's conversations w
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☯Emily
This is one of the few Miss Marple books where she is the main character from beginning to end. Many of the other books she make sporadic appearances and does not drive the storyline. This time Miss Marple is a little out of her element. She is on a Caribbean Island for her health. A garrulous old man tells her that he met a murderer and tells other stories of murders. The next day, he is dead. It appears to be a natural death, but Miss Marple is suspicious. She begins her investigation by quest ...more
Kim Kaso
Jun 11, 2016 Kim Kaso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And another Agatha Christie done for my quest to read (& reread) all of her books. I saw the Mystery! production within the last year or two. This one was a little "fish out of water" for Miss M, sent on a Caribbean vacation by her nephew. It took her a bit to get her feet under her, she had so many strangers to sort out among her fellow guests and the owners and staff of the hotel. No supporting cast from her beloved St. Mary's Mead, no one who knows she has a razor sharp mind when it comes ...more
Rahel
Jan 20, 2011 Rahel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Anybody reading this review should know I absolutely love Agatha Christie, therefore my opinion of the book might be slightly in her favour.

The story takes place on a Caribbean island where Miss Marple spends some time to improve her health. In the hotel she stays there are several other interessting characters including Major Palgrave. In Miss Marple he found a patient listener to his various stories telling of hunting tigers, time in India and so on. During one of those one sided conversations
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Nancy Oakes
"Like to see the picture of a murderer?"

Major Palgrave was the man with a million stories, and everyone vacationing at the lovely Golden Palm Hotel on the Caribbean island of St. Honoré tried to avoid him like the plague. Once he got started, he never stopped. His latest victim, so to speak, was Jane Marple, who had come to the Golden Palm to recuperate after a serious bout of pneumonia. Knitting bag in hand, Miss Marple was sitting, half listening and making polite replies once in a while, unti
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Ines
Apr 29, 2014 Ines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Miss Marple's nephew is afraid for her health and offers her a holiday in the Caribbean (West Indies). In one of the islands, Miss Marple does what she does best: gossiping and knitting. One day, Major Palgrave tells her that he has the photo of a murderer but sees something that frightens him before showing it to her. The next day the Major is found dead, and Jane Marple believes it is murder.

I was able to figure out half the puzzle, but I got the other half totally wrong. That is to say, I was
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Tami (synchro from BL)
Different setting - 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.
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Dagny
Jul 23, 2012 Dagny rated it liked it
This Miss Marple novel has been the basis of at least one movie. While vacationing at The Golden Palm Hotel Miss Marple meets Major Palgrave, an older gentleman who has been boring everyone with tales of his past. He asks Miss Marple if she would like to see a picture of a murderer. He has told her an interesting story of two separate murders he believes to have been committed by the same man. As he is withdrawing the photo from his wallet, he looks over Miss Marple's shoulder and becomes very f ...more
Durdles
Oct 30, 2013 Durdles rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Read as a "palate cleanser" following the recently read account of a true life serial killer which still haunts me. This story can be read in a single day and involves Miss Marple not only thinking but actually creeping about and spying through windows. The Caribbean setting is superfluous, this is Miss Marple unravelling which of the hotel guests is a previous killer in an attempt to prevent further murders. As usual there is a high body count but nobody who dies would be missed particularly an ...more
Jules Goud
One of my favourite Miss Marple novels, for sure.

I found that Miss Marple was very active in this mystery. In fact, I'd say that this is probably the most active she has been through out this entire series. It was really nice to finally see Miss Marple up and about and doing what she is great at. Reading people and talking to them to get them to give up their greatest secrets.

It was very interesting to see the social divide between the young and the old. All of the older folks disapproving with
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D.G.
I remember really liking this book the first time I read it, but listening to it this time around, the murderer seemed so obvious! I was amazed that Miss Marple took so long to figure it out. Definitely not among the best in Mrs. Christie's arsenal even if the hook Want to see a picture of a murderer?' definitely catches the eye.

Narration was well done even if the American accents are over the top.

Still looking forward to the next book in the series.
Lauren
After reading so many Miss Marple mysteries it was a nice change to see her in a different setting outside of St. Mary Mead. The murderer in this mystery was fairly easy to pinpoint, however, I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the setting, and especially the characters! Gotta love grumpy old Mr. Rafiel! This was a very enjoyable adventure, especially for those who have a tender heart for dear old Aunt Jane.
Beth666ann
Interesting tale: funny to see Miss Marple at the beach (bored silly), and there's a cool gaslighting plot of sorts. Not lovely at all - the portrayal of the West Indies people. THis one is sad in that the person everyone ignores and expects to ignore--a boring old man who talks so much--is killed and people hardly care at first. Very poignant on how the elderly can be invisible.
ڝafa♤
May 15, 2014 ڝafa♤ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بعد ان قراءت كتاب اجاثا كريستي عن لغز بحر الكاريبي ورواية الغموض والقتل والشخصيات التي لم استطع ان اتركهااا ليوم اخر واكملها اخذتني الساعات والدقائق واللحضات الا ان نعست عيناي وغفوت وكنت قد وصلت الى مايوشك على انهائها ،استيقظت اليوم التالي وكأن ماكان في عقلي حين غفوت لازال منتظرا مني ان أفوق ويعدو برجليه ويكمل لم استطع تذكر شي اخر اول ما فتحت عيني سوا بحر الكاريبي والشخصيات وان الانسة مربل كانت تحت النافذة تراقب جاكسون لما استطع العودة للنوم كعادتي وأفقت وعقلي كله هناك وكأني انا هناك في كوخ ما ب ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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