A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery

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.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008255865

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Page: 224

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An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed...As Jane 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...
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A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery

Agatha Christie. C FONTANA Agatha Christie A Caribbean Mystery A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY AGATHA CHRISTIE , DBE , is known. Front Cover.

Author: Agatha Christie

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ISBN: 0006164358

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 224

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Categories: Caribbean Area

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

Indeed the 1989 television adaptation of A Caribbean Mystery, starring Joan Hickson—for many the quintessential Miss Marple— showed a makeshift marker for the lonely Major's grave inscribed “G. J. Palgrave,” though the Major's first ...

Author: Anne Powers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of her most famous works and shows their relationship to ten of crime history's most famous and sensational cases--cases whose notoriety still resounds to this day. Addressing both novels and short stories, the author illuminates the relationship between Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and the sensational Lindbergh Kidnapping Case of 1932; the connections between Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead and the horrific true case of England's most loathed wife-killer, the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen--and eight more engrossing pairings of Christie's ingenious mystery puzzles with vintage true crime's most sensational events.
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The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

The characters in A Caribbean Mystery are not particularly memorable or individual. However, the relationship between Miss Marple and old Mr. Rafiel is fun to read about, as she earns the respect of this cantankerous and insulting but ...

Author: James Zemboy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel’s geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie’s overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot’s French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie’s novels so much of their flavor.
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Diary of a Mad Travel Writer

Diary of a Mad Travel Writer

-A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie. Barbados, November 1997-- An avid fan of mysteries, I decide to inves- tigate one on my own after learning that Agatha Christie herself spent Christmas 1957 here at the picturesque Coral Reef Club ...

Author: Carolyn Walton

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525544811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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When Carolyn Walton, journalist and mother of four, pitched her first travel story to the Ottawa Citizen in 1984, recounting her adventures in Rio de Janeiro, little did she realize that she was about to embark on a remarkable career that would span the globe--taking her from the jungles of the Amazon to palaces in St. Petersburg, on a pilgrimage in France to ports on the Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas, the Adriatic, North and South Pacific oceans. Prepare to be enlightened and entertained as you tread the path less taken to swim with deadly stingrays in Tahiti, kayak among bulbous- headed belugas in Hudson Bay or deep-sea dive through schools of phosphorescent groupers off Andros Island in the Bahamas. Lapland finds her a guest of the colourful Sami people, dining high above the Arctic Circle on smoked reindeer meat or drinking boiled billy tea by the billabong in Australia’s Outback and truffle hunting in Italy or learning to cook per gli stuzzicini from a famed Italian chef in la cucina of a 1000-year-old castello in Tuscany. The old adage: “Half the fun is getting there” just doesn’t compute when Carolyn’s much anticipated flight to Paris is politically- interrupted or a transfer to the wrong boat in the South Pacific leaves her abandoned on a Fijian island! This collection of tales and misadventures takes the travel lover on an engaging and often humorous journey to the heart of some sixty bucket list destinations around the globe.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection From Sleuths to Superheroes 2 volumes

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection  From Sleuths to Superheroes  2 volumes

(1964) (movies) Helen Hayes, in A Caribbean Mystery (1983); Murder with Mirrors (1985) (movies) Joan Hickson, in ten 11 BBC telefilms from 1985 to 1992 Angela Lansbury, in The Mirror Crack'd (1980) (movie) Geraldine McEwan, ...

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre
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An Intellectual History of the Caribbean

An Intellectual History of the Caribbean

Caribbean. Unity. in. Nature,. History,. and. Prospects. I. The. Name. and. the. Mystery. The narrator of Agatha Christie's thriller A Caribbean Mystery refers to the West Indian setting of the story as somewhere where everything stayed ...

Author: S. Torres-Saillant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403983367

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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This is first intellectual history of the Caribbean written by a top Caribbean studies scholar. The book examines both the work of natives of the region as well as texts interpretive of the region produced by Western authors. Stressing the experimental and cultural particularity of the Caribbean, the study considers major questions in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Everyman s Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

Everyman s Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

The name is in lower case letters as shown, reminiscent of e. e. cummings, the American poet. daphne honeybone's connection with Mrs. Christie is unknown. Nemesis is the unofficial sequel to No. 74 A Caribbean Mystery.

Author: Bruce Pendergast

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412023047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie is a reference book covering Christie's 238 stories. It provides data never before published about both important and trivial facts. Dedications, time periods, and locations have been laboriously researched, and provided with "time warp" explanations. Even trivial data such as newspapers (100 in all), pubs (95) and automobiles (136) are shown as well as each story in which they are listed. English sayings totalling 259 are shown with the book(s) in which they appear, including a brief explanation of their meaning. Yet Guide is much more than a list of facts. It is an informative reference book about Christie's writings. As well, different perspectives on many of the perplexing mysteries within her mysteries are provided. Finally, Guide is not an alphabetical list of stories or characters. Instead, it lists many entrancing "errors" of sketches and text with comments explaining where possible the reasons for their existence. Most importantly, "Guide" does not betray any book's endings nor the identity of the villain, a rule that genuine Christie devotees always try to uphold.
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Agatha Christie on Screen

Agatha Christie on Screen

The success of the Agatha Christie pictures had convinced it that murder mysteries of this ilk had inbuilt appeal to much of ... Although Rosalind Hicks had not been keen on A Caribbean Mystery and was little inclined to grant access to ...

Author: Mark Aldridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137372925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

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This book is a comprehensive exploration of 90 years of film and television adaptations of the world’s best-selling novelist’s work. Drawing on extensive archival material, it offers new information regarding both the well-known and forgotten screen adaptations of Agatha Christie’s stories, including unmade and rare adaptations, some of which have been unseen for more than half a century. This history offers intriguing insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects – something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Agatha Christie on Screen takes the reader on a journey from little known silent film adaptations, through to famous screen productions including 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express, as well as the television series of the Poirot and Miss Marple stories and, most recently, the BBC’s acclaimed version of And Then There Were None.
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Miss Marple Christian Sleuth

Miss Marple  Christian Sleuth

The Woman for Others at the Heart of Agatha Christie's Classic Mystery Series Isabel Anders. those closest to her, through the various cases, had already expanded to include that 'working vacation' on a Caribbean island,helping toferret ...

Author: Isabel Anders

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780995441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The rage for crime fiction today mysteriously includes a wide and enduring attraction to the few remaining wholly admirable role models still available to readers. The iconic Miss Marple, ‘faved’ by traditionalists and pop fans alike, deftly models her love of God and neighbor in concrete terms—and stands boldly for Truth and Good. This beloved, enigmatic, mild-mannered spinster champions the triumph of order over chaos in society, through her process of detection in which the solution rests in provable fact.
Categories: Literary Criticism