A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery

“ Everybody goes about being so damn ' mysterious ” He held out his hand with the bottle in it . “ That girl brought them back to me . ... What's the mystery about ? " ? “ Oh nothing , " said Greg . ... “ 102 A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY.

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Fontana Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010418799

Category: English fiction

Page: 256

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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 strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story... June Whitfield stars as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth in a BBC full-cast radio drama.
Categories: English fiction

A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery

An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed...

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008196605

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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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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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: 246

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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

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

USA., Carib Gold, Ellery Harding Clark, 1926, Novel Caribbean Gold see CARIBBEAN (1952). Caribbean Holiday see ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS (1940). CARIBBEAN MYSTERY, A 1983 (1: Robert Lewis. USA., A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie, ...

Author: Alan Goble

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110951943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1039

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Categories: Literary Criticism

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

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

(A Caribbean Mystery 2). Furthermore, ''Her major objection to sex in the modern world is the sense that one must participate (Bargainnier 71): 'To have sex experience urged on you exactly as though it was an iron tonic!

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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Notes From A Caribbean Novice On Philisophy And Allied Sciences

Notes From A Caribbean Novice On Philisophy And Allied Sciences

I would like to mention “mystery religions”, which are purely religious, and their rituals in which their deity undergoes death and resurrection. The initiate feeds on flesh and blood to attain communication with the divine and to ...

Author: Anthony Gajadhar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456872014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 117

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As a quest to answer the fundamental questions of our existence, the author discusses the origin of terrorism. Through notes and research accumulated during his life, he speculates how secret and secret organizations are “fertilizer” for terrorism. Based on readings from history, religion, cults, and other topics, he interprets that all organizations are governed by secrets. His insatiable search for knowledge through diligent analyses of scripture looks like a grail quest. Moreover, he investigates allied sciences so as to parse the world’s secrets. After describing terrorism as it exist today, the author explains that terrorism is often a secret force. It is feared because it is hardly seen but is always felt. The aim of terrorism is to secure an opposition to a political or religious system. The world is in turmoil as it balances good and bad, terrorism/violence, doubts and belief, secrets and prophesies. There is no other choice- According to Anthony Gajadhar the Caribbean Novice- but to urge the world to “continue where the ancients left off” in order to overcome terrorism. As a modern day Diogenes, Gajadhar is searching humanity holding the guardian light of the masters.
Categories: Philosophy

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

74 A Caribbean Mystery has an insignificant comment by a policeman in St. Honore, a Caribbean island when he says, “Well, the St. Honore people are very excitable, you know.” No. 76 Third Girl has two humourous references using the word ...

Author: Bruce Pendergast

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412023047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism