Friday, January 24, 2014

A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery
by Agatha Christie

This Miss Marple story is set in the tropics rather than England when our sleuth takes a vacation - sort of. Her nephew thought it would be good for her, but even though she's not in St. Mary Mead, she finds herself in the midst of another murder mystery. While sitting on the beach, one of her fellow guests begins telling her stories about his life and shows her a photograph of a person he says is a murderer. He hastily puts the photograph away when other guests approach. Shortly thereafter, he is found dead. The hostess of the B&B all the guests are staying at is quite distraught about the matter - even more so as the story progresses and one of her employees is also found dead. As usual Miss Marple helps solve the mystery with her keen observations and knowledge of human behavior. While this was not one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels, it was entertaining and the change of setting mixed things up nicely. This would appeal to readers who like mysteries or those who want a good read set on a warm tropical island. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

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