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Agatha Christie
A Caribbean Mystery

To my old friend John Cruickshank Rose
with happy memories of my visit to the West Indies

First Published

Collins, London, Nov. 1964
Dodd Mead, New York, 1965


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

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...


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


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

Movie & TV

A Caribbean Mystery, 1983 (USA/TV)
director Robert M. Lewis
writer Steve Humphrey, Sue Grafton
cast Helen Hayes(Miss Marple), Maurice Evans(Major Geoffrey Palgrave), Barnard Hughes(Mr. Rafiel), Swoosie Kurtz(Ruth Walter), Michael Preston(Arthur Jackson), Stephen Macht(Greg Dyson), Cassie Yates(Lucky Dyson), George Innes(Edward Hillingdon), Beth Howland(Evelyn Hillingdon), Brock Peters(Dr. Graham),
A Caribbean Mystery, 1989
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
director Christopher Petit
writer T. R. Bowen
cast Joan Hickson(Miss Marple), Frank Middlemass(Major Palgrave), Donald Pleasence(Jason Rafiel), Barbara Barnes(Esther Walters), Stephen Bent(Jackson), Robert Swan(Greg Dyson), Sue Lloyd(Lucky Dyson), Michael Feast(Edward Hillingdon), Sheila Ruskin(Evelyn Hillingdon), T.P.McKenna(Dr. Grahame),
A Caribbean Mystery, 2013
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 6
director Charles Palmer
writer Charlie Higson
cast Julia McKenzie(MISS MARPLE), Robert Webb(Tim Kendall), Charity Wakefield(Molly), Sir Antony Sher(Mr Rafiel), Daniel Rigby(Canon Prescott), Warren Brown(Jackson), Montserrat Lombard(Esther Walters), Alastair Mackenzie(Colonel Edward Hillingdon), Pippa Bennett Warner(Victoria), Charles Mesure(Greg Dyson), Kingsley Ben-Adir(Errol), Hermione Norris(Evelyn Hillingdon), Joe Vaz(Sergeant Weston), Anele Matoti(Inspector Daventry), MyAnna Buring(Lucky Dyson), Oliver Ford Davies(Major Palgrave), Andrea Dondolo(Mama Zogbe), Jeremy Crutchley(Ian Fleming), Charlie Higson(James Bond)


  1. Official Site: A Caribbean Mystery
  2. Wikipedia: A Caribbean Mystery
  3. IMDb: A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
  4. IMDb: Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
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