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The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie

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A young woman investigates an accidental death at a London tube station, and finds herself of a ship bound for South Africa... Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her - and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: '17-122 Kilmorden Castle'?… (more)
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Another brilliant work by Agatha Christie. Who is quickly growing to be a favorite author ( )
  FaithBurnside | Aug 17, 2022 |
قصة شيقة من اللحظة الأولى، لكن ردود أفعال الشخصيات وتصرفها في مواقف معينة غريبة جدا ومش منطقية أبدا.
طريقة السرد جيدة ، لكن فيه سقطات كبيرة في الأحداث.
كان من الممكن أن تكون قصة جيدة جدا ، ولكن الفجوات والملائمات كبيرة وكتيرة وصعب التغاضي عنها. ( )
  JforJimmy | Jul 12, 2022 |
This is a great, exciting story right up to the point when it starts sucking. The Me Tarzan You Jane romance is just gross. "All women want to be mastered," indeed. ( )
  IVLeafClover | Jun 21, 2022 |
Christie 's writing suffers from a serious case of dryness. There's a sense humor, but to me it's rather thin.

Anne Beddingfeld is supposed to be one of the plucky girls who gets up and goes when given the chance, and she does after a fashion. However, Anne twice, twice mind you, falls into a trap when she receives invites from unknown people. The first time I can buy, but the second time? No. She should have at least been a little suspicious the second time, you'd think.

Oh well. At least I met one of the literary ancestores of Amelia Peabody and Vickie Bliss.

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  fuzzipueo | Apr 24, 2022 |
4/8/22
  laplantelibrary | Apr 8, 2022 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benvenuti, StefanoForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hardenberg, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laatunen, Saima-LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
López Hipkiss , GuillermoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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in memory of a journey, some lion stories and a request that I should some day write the "mystery of the Mill House."
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Nadina, the dancer who had taken Paris by storm, swayed to the sound of the applause, bowed and bowed again.
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It made me catch my breath and have that curious hungry pain inside that seizes one sometimes when one comes across something that's extra beautiful. (Chapter 18)
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A young woman investigates an accidental death at a London tube station, and finds herself of a ship bound for South Africa... Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her - and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: '17-122 Kilmorden Castle'?

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Newly-orphaned Anne Beddingfeld is a nice English girl looking for a bit of adventure in London. But she stumbles upon more than she bargained for! Anne is on the platform at Hyde Park Corner tube station when a man falls onto the live track, dying instantly. A doctor examines the man, pronounces him dead, and leaves, dropping a note on his way. Anne picks up the note, which reads "17.1 22 Kilmorden Castle". The next day the newspapers report that a beautiful ballet dancer has been found dead there-- brutally strangled. A fabulous fortune in diamonds has vanished. And now, aboard the luxury liner Kilmorden Castle, mysterious strangers pillage her cabin and try to strangle her. What are they looking for? Why should they want her dead? Lovely Anne is the last person on earth suited to solve this mystery... and the only one who can! Anne's journey to unravel the mystery takes her as far afield as Africa and the tension mounts with every step... and Anne finds herself struggling to unmask a faceless killer known only as 'The Colonel'....
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