A Caribbean Mystery
To my old friend John Cruickshank Rose
with happy memories of my visit to the West Indies
UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1964
US
Dodd Mead, New York, 1965

Plot

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 strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finished the story...

Contents

1. Major Palgrave tells a Story
2. Miss Marple makes Comparisons
3. A Death in the Hotel
4. Miss Marple seeks Medical Attention
5. Miss Marple makes a Decision
6. In the Small Hours
7. Morning on the Beach
8. A Talk with Ester Walters
9. Miss Prescott and Others
10. A Decision in Jamestown
11. Evening at the Golden Palm
12. Old Sins Cast Long Shadows
13. Exit Victoria Johnson
14. Inquiry
15. Inquiry continued
16. Miss Marple seeks Assistance
17. Mr Rafiel takes Chargy
18. Without Benefit of Clergy
19. Uses of a Shoe
20. Night Alarm
21. Jackson on Cosmetics
22. A Man in her Life?
23. The Last Day
24. Nemesis
25. Miss Marple uses her Imagination
Epilogue

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Major Palgrave, Jason Rafiel, Esther Walters, Jackson, Greg Dyson, Lucky Dyson, Edward Hillingdon, Evelyn Hillingdon, Dr Grahame, Tim Kendal, Molly Kendal, Victoria, Inspector Weston, Raymond West

Films & TV

A Caribbean Mystery, US, 1983
TV drama list
A Caribbean Mystery, BBC/UK, 1989
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
A Caribbean Mystery, ITV/UK, 2013
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 6

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Le major parlait trop

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Miss Marple met vakantie

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Ett karibiskt mysterium

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