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

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead

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Western Europe covers

Le major parlait trop

French index

Le Masque (#889) 1965

Club des Masques (#108) 1970

Le Livre de Poche (#5957) 1984

others

Miss Marple met vakantie

Dutch index


Audio
The House of Books, 2019

Karibische Affaire / Karibische Affäre / Karibischer Sommer

German index


Audio
Der Hörverlag, 2019

Northern Europe covers

Ett karibiskt mysterium

Swedish index


Audio
Ett karibiskt mysterium
Saga Egmont, 2021; ISBN:9788711788073

Det caribiske mysterium

Danish index


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Det caribiske mysterium
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2017; ISBN:9788711765180

Mysterium i Vestindia

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Kariibi mõistatus

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Miss Marple nei Caraibi

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Miss Marple nei Caraib
Mondadori Libri S.p.A., 2020

Misterio en el Caribe

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Independently published, 2021; ISBN:9798543092057

Misteri al Carib


Mistério no Caribe / Um mistério no Caribe / Mistério nas Caraíbas / O Mistério das Caraíbas

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Mistério no Caribe


Um mistério no Caribe


Mistério nas Caraíbas


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Карибская тайна
Эксмо, 2020

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კარიბის საიდუმლო

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