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A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple #10)

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There is no rest or relaxation for Miss Marple.

Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie's most appealing sleuth, returns in this classic baffler of a vacation-turned-deadly.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Signet (first published November 16th 1964)
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Brina
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Since I was a kid reading Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, I have read mysteries in between other books as a palette cleanser. Rather than go into a reading slump, I read a fast paced crime or detective story to clear my head. There is no detective writer I enjoy more than the Queen of Crime herself, Dame Agatha Christie. I joined the Goodreads group reading the detectives when I found out that they would be reading one Miss Marple case a month for a year. Although I had been a fan of Hercule Poiro ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
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
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Carol.
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Miss Marple
One's time period can be such a bother, don't you think? Or, in some cases, very inspiring.

I, for instance, never thought I'd see the time when a Cheeto could become president. I mean, president of the Frito-Lay Corporation, sure. But an elected position? A victory for processed foods! Out with the vegetable gardens, in with the snack machines!

Wait, not that kind of orange finger food?

Oh.

Oh, well... nevermind. Back to what I was saying about inspiration. I mean, hey--I'm in my forties. I act
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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
Issa Deerbany
الانسة ماربل تقضي اجازة في احد الجزر الهندية مع سائحين اخرين احدهما رجل يتحدث مع الانسة ماربل عن قصصه ومغامراته واحدى هذه القصص عن قاتل وتحدث عن كيفية ارتكابه جريمته وانه يحمل صورة القاتل ولكنه يتراجع عن إظهار الصورة وبعد ٢٤ ساعة يوجد ميتا.
ثم تموت خادمة الفندق لانها تعرف شيئا ما .
تقوم الانسة ماربل بمعرفة القاتل من خلال الاستماع لقصص النزلاء وكذلك مراقبة تصرفاتهم.

لغز جيد ولكن اقل مستوى من رواباتها
والترجمة رائعة.
Susan
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This mystery sees Miss Marple relocated from her usual setting, of villages and vicarages, and deposited on a Caribbean holiday by nephew Raymond. The preceding winter had seen Miss Marple suffering from pneumonia and, with sunshine advised to aid her recovery, she is treated to a stay at the Golden Palm Hotel in St Honore, Trinidad. The hotel has been taking over by a young couple, Molly and Tim Kendal, who are keen to keep returning guests happy and ‘make a go’ of it.

Among the guests are the
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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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Lata
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to follow.
Simona Bartolotta
“She had one weapon and one weapon only, and that was conversation.”

It fell rather flat in comparison to other Christie's works, but 1) you can't really blame Miss Marple for not being Hercule Poirot and 2) you can't really blame anyone for not being Hercule Poirot. They try, they do, but it's not their fault if they fail. The same goes for the characters/suspects. I don't know, it's as if Miss Marple makes everything duller, and Poirot everything shinier. I can't help feeling this difference an
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Andrei Bădică
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Plăcută și captivantă!
Moonlight Reader
I read this one for the "overseas travel" square because it gets Miss Marple out of St. Mary's Mead on a long vacation to the sunny climes of the West Indies. As is often the case with Christie, the reader must, rather uncomfortably, wade through some casual racism/colonialism/sexism to enjoy the mystery.

I don't think that this is one of Christie's best, though. Her mysteries often rely strongly on coincidence, but this one takes the use of coincidence to a whole new level of ridiculously unbeli
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Veronique
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, stars-4-0
“It's all very well to talk like that,” said Mr. Rafiel. “We, you say? What do you think I can do about it? I can't even walk without help. How can you and I set about preventing a murder? You're about a hundred and I'm a broken-up old crock.”

Humour is probably not something people associate with Agatha Christie but she did have plenty of it, and used it usually when portraying silly and arrogant people. A Caribbean Mystery sees our lovely Ms Marple in the West Indies, where nothing seems to ha
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Adrian
Another excellent Miss Marple book, and although I have seen the Joan Hickson TV adaptation, I cannot remember ever having read the book. I really enjoyed it and liked the introduction of Mr Rafiel, who I know we will see later.
I'm really enjoying this whole challenge and we still have a good few to go.
Nandakishore Varma
Again, a fantastic literary sleight of hand where the clues are paraded before one's eyes - yet that one crucial piece of misdirection fools one till the end.
Cyndi
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Love Agatha! Miss Marple, yay! Since she's not at home, she has to work harder to be taken seriously. This time, for once, I thought I had the murderer figured out. Nope, wrong again.

Reread... Just got one question; how did she get rich nephews who buy her Caribbean vacations? (Jealous me)😎
Lotte
A lovely mystery that started slow and then took some surprising twists and turns near the end.
Kelly
I was sick this week, so it was a good job I was given a pack of Miss Marples for Christmas. They made for the perfect sick books. None of them were amazing, they were late Miss Marple, but they all had a mystery my addled fog brain couldn’t get and I continue to love Miss Marple as a symbol of women who are overlooked and underrated on the basis of appearance, age and stereotypes. I do have to mention that this particular one has some racist remarks made by a few characters about the black resi ...more
Luana
Jul 19, 2011 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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Bruce Beckham
Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I rather suspect that Agatha Christie – aged in her mid-seventies – took a holiday at the Colony Club, Barbados – and from the anonymity of her deckchair secretly wrote the plot for A Caribbean Mystery (1964), through the watchful eyes of her alter ego, Miss Marple.

It’s not the strongest of her novels – and perhaps lacks the depth and texture of her classics, which are set in more familiar surroundings and society. But nonetheless – it tricks you with all her customary guile. I must remember – w
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Verena
Aug 31, 2015 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 :)
Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
Book 9 in the Miss Marple Challenge. Old Major Palgrave liked to regale others with stories of his past―his time in Kenya, India, experience with a tiger, and one which he knew of through an acquaintance, of a murderer. His listeners unfortunately didn’t find his tales quite so interesting as he did himself and one listener in particular, a fellow guest at a hotel in the Caribbean was lost in her own thoughts while hearing what the Major said only in fits and snatches. And when he was about to s ...more
Nahed.E
Mar 30, 2015 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
(:
Bert
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely murder mystery, old people rule.
Sarita
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
كل ما أستطيع قوله
كم أحب الأنسة ماربل
Carina
loving Agathas sweet, bloody crimes a lot! if you think you know who did it - there will be someone you did not even consider being the killer. She fools me every time!
Kim Kaso
Sep 26, 2015 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
Anneta
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A miss Marple mystery in the Caribbean.A short book with an interesting story that did not impress me very much,however i generally enjoyed it,only it felt a bit rushed.Maybe it's the translation.I read it in greek and it felt like some parts of the book were shortened,not sure about that last one but i got this feeling while reading.Three stars from me!
Allison
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW I ACTUALLY PREDICTED THE ENDING. for like the first time ever, I guessed the murderer correctly in an Agatha Christie novel. :D :D

also, I love Miss Marple so much, xD.
Eustacia Tan
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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“Lie is more worth living, more full of interest when you are likely to lose it. It shouldn't be, perhaps, but it is. When you're young and strong and healthy, and life stretches ahead of you, living isn't really important at all. It's young people who commit suicide easily, out of despair from love, sometimes from sheer anxiety and worry. But old people know how valuable life is and how interesting. - Jane Marple” 10 likes
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