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A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery | [Agatha Christie]

A Caribbean Mystery: A Miss Marple Mystery

As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.
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As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened.

Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a murderer he had known. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her a snapshot of this acquaintance, the Major was suddenly interrupted. A diversion that was to prove fatal.

©1964 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Deserai 07-23-15
    Deserai 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    Really great, definitely fun to try and figure out who the murderer is before the reveal.

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    Myrtle Annandale, Virginia United States 07-16-15
    Myrtle Annandale, Virginia United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Super mystery"

    Amazing how such "thin threads" can conceivably lead to a murderer! Narrator is truly incomparable!

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    Schatje 04-29-15
    Schatje 04-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Murder in a Sunny Locale"

    As a Christie fan I quite enjoyed this Miss Marple story. It's a fairly standard enjoyable Miss Marple tale, with a new locale.

    If the book suffers, it suffers from two issues. First, the dated labels used in reference to a few of the island inhabitants aren't exactly PC today and may put off some people, but this book wasn't written today and, as Miss Marple says in the book, one must make allowances. Second, the narrator has a tendency to contrive voices for characters that can be shrill (Lucky), accents foreign to her can be hit or miss and sometimes downright comical (Victoria), and male voices are often a difficulty for her. In one case there was a fairly shrill male voice and I found myself glad he died. However, as usual, the narrator does brilliantly with the character of Miss Marple and does very well when not reading in a character's voice.

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    Moira L. Mefein 06-20-14

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    "Nicely done; a bit rambling but worth reading"
    If you could sum up A Caribbean Mystery in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting tropical mystery


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I'm not much of an edge-of-the-seat reader, but there were enough twists and turns to keep me interested, and I'll listen again to find nuances I missed.


    Which character – as performed by Emilia Fox – was your favorite?

    I thought all of the women characters were pretty well performed, with the exception of Lucky. My favorite is Molly, simply because she was striving so hard against a variety of odds.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was the perfect beach read.


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