A Caribbean Mystery

As Jane Marple sat basking in the tropical sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Then a question was put to her by a stranger: 'Would you like to see a picture of a urderer?' Before she has a chance to answer, the man vanishes, only to be found dead the next mont. The mysteries abound: Where is the picture? Why is the hotelier prone to nightmares? Why does n't the most talked-about guest, a reclusive millionaire, ever leave his room? And why is Miss Marple herself fearful for her life?

Of note: A Caribbean Mystery introduces the wealthy ( and difficult) Mr Jason Rafiel, who will call upon Miss Marple for help in Nemesis ( 1971) -- after his death.
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Published July 1st 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published November 16th 1964
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The casting of characters was great, too.You have a whole slew of people on the island who range from ( supposedly) lovely to ( supposedly) despicable and you ca n't wait to see who 's going to end up getting killed off next! Or maybe that 's just me? Nah. This one was another solid story, and even though it wo n't go down as one of my tippy-top Christie favorites, I quite enjoyed it.Joan Hickson was the arrator of the audiobook version that I listened to and she did a very bad job.

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As is often the case with Christie, the reader must, rather uncomfortably, wade through some casual racism/colonialism/sexism to enjoy the mystery.

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Convinced that the major 's death was not at all natural, she begins to ask difficult questions, and another victim dies.عنوانها: معمای کارائیب، قتل در کارائیب؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش فارسی: روز دوازدهم ماه دسامبر سال 1997 میلادیعنوان: معمای کارائیب، نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: نگین ازدجینی، نشر: تهران، نشر روایت؛ سال: 1373، تعداد صفحات: 298، شابک 9789643637071؛ عنوان دیگر: قتل در کارائیب؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ثالث، 1393؛ شابک: 9789643809201؛ عنوان: معمای کارائیب، ترجمه: مجتبی عبدالله‌ نژاد، نشر: تهران، هرمس، سال: 1389، تعداد صفحات: 252، شابک: 9789643637071 ؛ چاپ دیگر: 1393، در 238 ص؛ شابک: 9789643637071؛ از مجموعه داستان‌های بانو آگاتا کریستی، و از سری خانم مارپل، کتاب دهم است؛ که نخستین بار در روز شانزدهم نوامبر سال 1964 میلادی در بریتانیای کبیر توسط انتشارات کولینز کرایم کلوب و در سال 1965 میلادی توسط انتشارات داد، مید اند کمپانی، در آمریکا به چاپ رسیده است.

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This mystery sees Miss Marple relocated from her usual setting, of villages and vicarages, and deposited on a Caribbean holiday by nephew Raymond.

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One 's time period can be such a bother, do n't you think?

I actually had a cousi who referred to black Americans as 'coloreds.' Think about the sea of societal change iin this time eriod, from the court case upholding desegregating schools in 1954 ( way to go, independent Justice Branch!) to an actual African-American President of the U.S. in 2008.

I mean, processed snack foods -- gross.Take Agatha Christie 's A Caribbean Mystery, for nstance.

Skip those retro bits and you have a delightful mystery in a beautiful setting, although one ca n't help wish -- just a little bit, says Miss Marple -- for some actual English weather ( not me, though.

I can totally not wish for English weather) .Dear Raymond has sent Miss Marble on an island vacation, to rest her rheumatism and test her skills.

It 's a gentle ind of narrative at first, where Miss Marple looks back on life, human nature, the complexities of aging, and picks apart the relationships of the man guests at the seaside.

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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 week.

A Caribbean Mystery, Miss Marple 's tenth case, is the upcoming group selection.

Yet, her imaginatio is anything but flighty, and, just as it seems to do in St Mary Mead, murder cases fall into Miss Marple 's lap.

All this takes place while Miss Marple is supposed to be on vacation, yet, as she has confided in at least one person in each case that I have read, murder seems to find her.

While Hercule Poirot is still my favorite of Agatha Christie 's etectives, Miss Marple is starting to grow on me.

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