A Miss Marple mystery. Great characters and plot, as usual.
This is one of my favorites of Agatha Christie. I like the play between Miss Marple and Mr Rafiel. This book is the precursor to Nemesis.
There is something about Agatha Christie that I truly enjoy. I intersperse these mysteries among my other reading so I don't become jaded. I liked the interplay between Miss Marple and a wealthy, old gentleman who helps her solve the murders. A man who plans to murder his wife kills the wrong woman and the plot begins to tangle from there. It's typical Miss Marple who observes so carefully and finally with a little help uncovers the murderer. I liked it.
Miss Jane Marple is vacationg in the caribbean when a man is murdered.
People are dying to get out of this Caribbean resort. Any why not? Miss Marple is on hand. The key to solving these heinous crimes seems to be that the first victim has only one eye and that in looking past Miss M's shoulder his good eye (the right one) can only perceive an object that is beyond her left shoulder. The murderer, after offing a guest and a maid, attempts to do in his wife, except that he kills the wrong woman. Hmmmm! Can't even identify his own wife. This together with more identity crises make this merely more mindless reading. Meanwhile Miss M (referring to herself as Nemesis) has teamed with a wealthy, old curmudgeon to solve the case.