A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie || Review


Title: A Caribbean Mystery
Author(s): Agatha Christie
No. of pages: 186
Genre: Murder Mystery, Crime, Classic
Publication date: November 16th 1964
Date read: March 29th 2018
3.75/5 ★


There is no rest or relaxation for Miss Marple.

Miss Jane Marple, Agatha Christie’s most appealing sleuth, returns in this classic baffler of a vacation-turned-deadly.


I had mixed thoughts about this Miss Marple mystery. The first one I ever read was The Murder at the Vicarage and I really liked that one. Just like that one – I liked A Caribbean Mystery, but I wasn’t in love with it. With A Caribbean Mystery I thought to know what the solution would be, and I was right. Of course I didn’t know who would be the murderer, but the motive was up for grabs right at the start.

Another thing that’s a repeating feature in the Miss Marple books is the foul remarks about women, but in A Caribbean Mystery foul remarks about people of colour were added to this. I mean, I can handle those, as long as there is some kind of recognition of the wrongness of the remarks. But then again, and I know I’m actually not allowed to say this – those were other times.

All in all, I love reading Christie’s books, but I think I prefer reading the Poirot mysteries. I’ve just not had these kind of problems with them and the Poirot ones I have read so far were both quite original – I just didn’t see the endings of them coming at all! Finally, to defend the Miss Marple mysteries: I love that Miss Marple is not your average old lady! She’s pretty tough ass in her sneakers, jumping over bushes and all!!

3 thoughts on “A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie || Review

    1. I absolutely loved The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express! Both are with Hercule Poirot and the solutions to the crimes commited are so original and, to me, unexpected!!


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