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A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple #10)

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Miss Jane Marple holidays at Caribbean hotel, bought by dark Tim Kendal 30s and blonde wife Molly 20s, who has paranoia and blackouts. Garrulous Major Palgrave dies of rumored heart trouble, blood pressure pills found, but not the photo of a killer he started to show Jane. Maid Victoria is stabbed. Jane, helped by rich Mr Rafiel, is justice 'Nemesis'.
Published by Pocket Books (first published 1964)
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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...more
An Odd1
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...more
Eustacia Tan
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...more
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...more
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
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.
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
Sercan Çelik
Polisiye kısmını konuşmaya gerek bile duymuyorum. Ama teyzemiz o kadar güzel tasvirler yapmışki kendimi deniz kenarında kitap okuyor gibi hissettim gerçekten çok başarılı takdire değer.
I'm not sure if there's an Agatha Christie book that I would give less than a five star rating to, so I am quite biased (she is my favorite mystery writer of all time). Ms. Marple, however, is not my favorite character (personal preference, and nothing to do with Christie's writing).

Still, A Caribbean Mystery is great (my favorite Marple book): the setting is an idyllic seaside resort run by a seemingly happily married youngish couple where Ms. Marple is vacationing. One day she has an interest...more
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...more
Santh memories
Miss Marple was in her vacation day, staying in a hotel in West Indies. Many different people came there to enjoy the sun, the beach, birds, foods, dance, etc.
Kendals spouse run the hotel, the wife was a little bit unwell, feeling uncertain and afraid of being followed. A Latin lady with her gigolos. Two English spouses who like to observe and research birds and plants – love affair. An old millionaire – Mr. Rafiel – with his secretary and his odd massager. And old Major Palgrave – who always b...more
A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10), original publication year 1964
Characters: Miss Jane Marple, Mr. Rafiel
Abstract: Miss Jane Marple, at the insistence of her nephew, relaxes at a resort in the Caribbean. The sea is sublime and the weather is fine in this quiet paradise so far away from quiet St. Mary Mead, until the apparently natural death of fellow guest Major Palgrave. Miss Marple is disturbed because the previous evening he was in good health, and almost showed her "a snapshot of a murd...more
fatma alzhraa
من زمان وانا اسمع عن الكاتبه اجاثا كريستى ... اقرأ فى سيرتها الذاتيه ممكن .. .. اشوف صوره ليها
اول مره اقرأ ليها
وبجد تستحق لقب ملكه الغموض
ايه الجمال والروعه والحبكه دى
اسلوب مشوق ومنمق جدا .. ترابط احداث وشد للذهن رهيب
افضل انواع الروايات بحب اقرأها هى الروايات البوليسيه والجريمه والحاجات دى . بحب فيها التشويق والاثاره
وبصراحه الكاتبه اشبعت الرغبه فيهم جدا
مش اخر مره هقرأ لها
بالعكس انا وراها باسلوبها الرائع دا
Grabbed this as an audio book for a long drive, was classic Christie mystery - but also felt somewhat dumbed down. It felt to me that in each chapter each character was listed with the latest facts to go with them. Perhaps it just stood out more in the audio version than in a print version, where I'd of just skimmed over the re-cap. I was also able to pick the murderer fairly early on (though I wavered a bit), which I am not often able to do with Christie. The book served its purpose; it enteret...more
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
Валентин Попов
Поредната книга на Кралицата на кримито Агата Кристи, която прочетох тези дни е "Карибска мистерия". Разследваща в случая е Мис Марпъл, която е на почивка на Карибите. Приятен климат, интересна компания, усмихнати туземци и ... убийство. Докато се наслаждава на слънцето с плетка в ръка, госпожица Марпъл слуша историята на майор Палгрейв - бивш военен пълен с различни истории, който досажда на всички. Тъкмо когато майорът бърка в портфейла си, за да извади снимка и да ѝ покаже лицето на убиец, ко...more
Mar 19, 2014 Lobstergirl rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lobstergirl by: Zaharie Ahmad Shah

A plot so insubstantial the book reads like a whisper.

Let's look at Christie's ideas about the races. This book was published in 1964, but her ideas about race seem to be stuck in the 1920s. I'm going to guess she didn't get out much.

"Don't say that," said Tim angrily. "Persecution mania! People always say that about people. Just because she - well - maybe she's a bit nervy. Coming out here to the West Indies. All the dark faces. You know, people are rather queer, sometimes, about the West Indie...more
Miss Marple's takes a short holiday in Barbados at the advice of her nephew, because he felt that she needed a break since she had not been feeling well. When she first arrives, Miss Marple finds the holiday a bit dull until an elderly resort guest, Major Palgrave, is found dead. His death is at first thought to be from natural causes until one of the maids finds medication belonging to another guest in the late major's room. When the maid is later found stabbed to death, it is clear that the Ma...more
Sederhana. Sanggat. Tetapi berbeda dengan novel Miss Marple yang biasanya. Novel ini lebih, hmm, gimana ya... kesannya beda. Mungkin karena tempatnya bukan di desa Miss Marple? Jadi ada rasa berbedanya.

Kasusnya cukup sederhana dan begitu banyak simpang-siur dalam novel ini. Petunjuk-petunjuk bertebaran selayaknya novel misteri, tapi sangat samaaar. Khas novel Agatha Christie.

Saya suka novel ini karena saya benar-benar terkecoh! Sungguh saya terkecoh sama intrik antara tokoh yang ada di novel ini...more
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.
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...more
و أخيراً أنهيت هذه الرواية التي استغرقت مني قرابة 4 أشهر لإنهائها
لا أعلم لماذا لكنني شعرت بالملل أثناء قراءتها وكثيراً ما كنت أرغم نفسي على مواصلة الأحداث التي كانت أغلبها مملة بعض الشيء
عندما اقتربت من الفصول الأخيرة تحمست كثيراً لمعرفة حل اللغز واكتشاف القاتل فقرأت آخر 100 صفحة دفعة واحدة ^^
لا بأس بها بشكل عام وهناك الكثير من روايات أجاثا كريستي أفضل منها
Moe Walker
It was kinda hard for me to get into the book at first. I had been reading more "action" books but once I got in I couldn't stop!!
Abbi Dion
Hello loved it.
My second adventure in the world of Miss Marple felt a little more familiar, at least for me, having read a lot of Agatha Christie's Poirot stories. You've got a diverse crop of characters and an exotic setting, this time a private resort in the Caribbean, where Miss Marple is on vacation. Naturally, a murder occurs, and it's up to the old bird to get to the bottom of it. I enjoy Christie's way of assembling interesting characters and putting them all together in a close space: here at this reso...more
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What would you expect on a Caribbean vacation...palm trees, steel bands, whitewashed sand, blue ocean? What about rumors, snooping, liasons, and murder!

With Spring on the horizon, plan a hammock stay with your favorite reading device and A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY in hand for all the charms of an island holiday plus Miss Marple's "mind like a bacon slicer" and "ruthless forensic brain" to entertain and challenge your wits.

Who was Major Palgrave looking at with one false eye when he spotted a serial ki...more
"I've been wrong about her," said Mr. Rafiel with characteristic frankness. "Never been much of a one for the old pussies. All knitting-wool and tittle-tattle. But this one's got something. Eyes and ears, and she uses them."
I think Agatha Christie is a writer with whom I'm always going to be more acquainted through adaptations than her writing itself (in fine company with Jane Austen*). I do particularly enjoy the Miss Marple adaptations when I catch them. Miss Marple's such a lovely creation,...more
Miss Maple is enjoying a holiday on St. Honore. There are plenty of other guests at the hotel to spend time with, and Miss Marple talks a lot with a retired major her tells her stories from his past. One day he asks her if she would like to see a photograph of a murderer and is taking it out of his wallet when he suddenly stops and changes the subject when some new people arrive. The next morning the major is found dead. Several people say it was due to his high blood pressure, but Miss Marple d...more
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