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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
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Jan 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: my-year-of-agatha

This is a later Christie (1964), so it was completely out of order for me to re-read it now, but it was the perfect thing to take on my Caribbean honeymoon for the beach--a murder set at an all-inclusive resort very like mine! I enjoyed all the period details of what a luxury island resort was like in the '60s, and I always love Miss Marple. I actually like the sequel, Nemesis, even better, but this is THE Christie to take to the beach as surely as A Holiday for Murder is the one to read over Christmas. I can't help it; I like having a Christie for all occasions! The mystery here has a clever twist (of course) and I like the way she kept up with the times--drugs are a big theme in her novels of the '60s, because she was always aware of new "mystery potential" in her changing society as she wrote her way from 1920 to 1976. This isn't one of her very best, but it's still a classic.

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