VIRGIN ISLANDS: The Resort Murders

St. Croix, largest of the American Virgin Islands, is a serenely beautiful patch of lush jungle mountains, golden valleys and tropical beaches. It is dotted with condominiums as well as the remains of stone sugar mills that were built by the Danes more than a century ago. By tradition, the islanders have made mainland Americans feel at home. As a Virgin Islands travel brochure puts it: "They show you their love in small, spontaneous ways."

One balmy afternoon last week, four tourists from Miami finished a round of golf at the Fountain Valley...

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