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


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...


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


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
Albert Major parlait trop, FR, 2016
Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie Saison 2

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Le major parlait trop

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Le Masque (#889) 1965

Club des Masques (#108) 1970

Le Livre de Poche (#5957) 1984

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Karibische Affaire

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Ett karibiskt mysterium

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