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
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!!