In utter disbelief Miss Marple reads a letter from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel – her old friend and one-time partner in detection. Recognising that Miss Marple had a natural flair for crime solving, Mr Rafiel left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed.
Mr Rafiel first appeared in A Caribbean Mystery and struck up an alliance with Miss Marple in order to solve a murder case. This earned her his respect, which carries on to Nemesis, but is not in fact, a sequel. They are novels which complement each other as partners. Nemesis is a testament to Agatha Christie’s enduring skill at mystery and deception.
Nemesis is a detective fiction by Agatha Christie and was the last Miss Marple novel the author wrote, although Sleeping Murder was the last Christie novel to be published.