Caribbean -- fiction

French Caribbean

By Putamayo

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A musical cruise of the French Caribbean with a selection of fun, upbeat zouk, compas, twoubadou, biguine and more. • Taxikreol - Mandolin' • Ralph Thamar - Me Se La • Michel Martelly - Pa Manyen Fanm Nan • Kali - Parfum des Iles • Haiti Twoubadou - Ki Demon Sa-a • Jean-Luc Alger - Man Biswenw' • Emeline Michel - Moso Manman • Zin - Kanpe Sou Yon Bit • Carimi - Ayiti • Kassav' - Rete

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Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez

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Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
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Mosquito Coast

By Paul Theroux

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Rebelling against the horrors of modern American existence, a father moves his family to the remote jungle of Honduras to make a better life. Things start to go wrong, and the father, unable to admit he is wrong or that he might need help, brings tragedy upon his family.
Also available as a downloadable audio book and as a film, starring Harrison Ford.

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Twenty-Seven Bones

By Jonathan Nasaw

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Former FBI Agent E.L. Pender's vacation in a tropical paradise is cut short when mutilated bodies begin to surface. Could these killings be connected to faith-driven fanaticism, or is this the work of a madman who is using the island's cultural folklore for his own deadly aims?

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Resort to Murder

By Carolyn Hart

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Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins no longer chases hot stories around the globe, but murder mysteries still seem to find her. This time, Henrie O accompanies her grandchildren to Bermuda for the remarriage of their father to a wealthy widow. There she sees a ghost at the top of a tower from which a man had fallen to his death the year before. But who needs a ghost when you've got two fresh dead bodies, thanks to a killer stalking the luxurious resort?

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Fashion Victim

By Chloe Green

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Shortly after Dallas arrives in Paradise, she realizes that the relationship between the five young women who make beautiful music together is less than harmonious. And the lead singer, Jillyian, has taken an instant dislike to Dallas, herself. Soon, a series of frightening practical jokes -- including a pin hidden in a makeup brush, a lynched "corpse" made to look like one of the girls, a phony snake bite, drugged punch, a vandalized sleeping room, and a stolen voodoo doll -- has everyone on edge. Dallas finds herself attracted to two men in the group, the chef Oscar, and producer Donny, but is beginning to have doubts that anyone can be trusted.

With a hurricane brewing and the video shoot in complete disarray, Dallas realizes that the jokes are over. This time, the body swinging from a palm tree in the breeze really is dead. And if she doesn't figure out fast who's the killer, she's going to learn the new meaning of "clothes to die for."

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A Salty Piece of Land

By Jimmy Buffett

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"Jimmy Buffett, bestselling author of Tales from Margaritaville and hero to 'parrotheads' everywhere, flies back into view with a novel set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few bottles of tequila. Raucous, wise, and familiar with the world's wonderful strangeness, A Salty Piece of Land is the escapism at its best."

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A Caribbean Mystery

By Agatha Christie

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Prim and proper Miss Jane Marple uses her razor-sharp mind and intuitive understanding of criminal behavior to solve murder mysteries. Vacationing at the golden Palm Hotel in the West Indies, she goes into action when Major Palgrave turns up dead.
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Dead in the Water

By Stuart Woods

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Stone Barrington is back, and this time it will take all of the savvy New York investigator/lawyer's wits to stay afloat in this exciting, fast-paced tale of Caribbean island intrigue. The vacationing Barrington becomes embroiled in the local trial of beautiful young Allison Manning, who is about to be convicted of murder in the mysterious disappearance of her wealthy husband.

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Caribbean

By James A. Michener

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Master storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean,with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise of Castro, Caribbean carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies.

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