Agatha Christie: A Caribbean Mystery (1184 words)

Amy Lee (The Open University)
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A Caribbean Mystery introduces characters who are later to appear in Nemesis, which can be seen as the crowning glory to Miss Marple's career of problem-solving. Here, Miss Marple goes on a journey to the West Indies, and elicits the help of a rich man, Mr. Rafiel, in preventing further murders. Calling herself Nemesis when appealing to old Mr. Rafiel for assistance, Miss Marple is later left a sum of money in Mr. Rafiel's will to seek justice in another case, titled Nemesis.

Thanks to the generosity of her nephew, Miss Marple is enjoying the leisure sunshine and warm hospitality of the owners of a local resort in the West Indies. Every day is pretty much the same, with good weather and conversations among …

Citation: Lee, Amy. "A Caribbean Mystery". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 July 2003 [, accessed 23 June 2021.]

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