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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
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Oct 15, 2011

liked it

Just reread this, and it doesn't quite hold up for me. The identity of the murderer seems almost painfully obvious from the get go and the attempt at misdirection is weak. For unexplained reasons, Miss Marple seems somewhat befuddled (perhaps the change in climate?) and takes far too long to put together some fairly obvious pieces.

The setting is nice, but hardly used as more than a basic backdrop. There are many machinations between various characters with almost all having some illicit affair, or being suspected of, with another character. The character of Mr Rafiel is a nice addition to the story, and the scenes between him and Miss Marple work best.

All in all, a solid entry in the canon, but nothing in any way spectacular.

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