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The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
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The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie

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Series: Colonel Race (1)

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Ann Beddingfield saw a stranger fall to death on the rails of the Underground. A doctor in a brown suit pronounced him dead and vanished into a crowd. A link to a famous ballerina murder, a fortune in diamonds and blackmail leads to an attempt on Anne's life. An isolated mansion holds the solution to the bizarre mystery for this young sleuth. Another great classic from the Queen of Crime! ( )
  EadieB | Apr 17, 2019 |
From London to South Africa, a young Englishwoman – eager for adventure – follows a trail of strange clues, only to find herself in a web of theft, lies and political intrigue.

One of Christie’s first novels, "The Man in the Brown Suit" is clearly in the thriller genre, and – like almost all of her thrillers – it ultimately becomes a morass of spy-story ideas that don’t quite gel together. However, unlike most of them, this book is attractive and engaging, with an enjoyable heroine in Anne Beddingfield, and a solid supporting turn by Colonel Race, who would later lead the cast of "Sparkling Cyanide" before returning for two superlative Poirot novels. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
An early thriller from Agatha Christie - channeling the "Perils of Pauline" our heroine, fortuitously orphaned and penniless sets out in search of adventure and love and finds both in South Africa. Reads well for a light read though some of the casual racism (I've only recently realised that "Kaffir Boy" doesn't refer to a child) doesn't sit well with a modern audience. The heroine is feisty with a strong sense of self and I don't buy that her captulation to the hero (with all the "you're my woman / I'm your man" maundering is in character, she does capitulate but only because she wants to... ( )
  Figgles | Jun 15, 2018 |
Crime Fiction
  oirm42 | May 17, 2018 |
Avvincente, con un buon numero di colpi di scena, e non banalissimo. Ma eccessivamente cinematografico, il protagonista riesce sempre a salvarsi, cavarsela e a proseguire senza difficolta'. Probabilmente la trama sarebbe stata piu' solida e realistica senza i continui attentati alla vita della protagonista, pecca maggiore di un giallo comunque piuttosto buono. ( )
  Mlvtrglvn | Jan 5, 2018 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hardenberg, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laatunen, Saima-LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
López Hipkiss , GuillermoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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How odd, Anne Beddingfeld thought, that the stranger caught her eye, recoiled in horror, and fell to his death on the rails of Hyde Park Underground Station. Odder still was a doctor in a brown suit who pronounced him dead and vanished into the crowd. But what really aroused Anne's suspicion was when she learned of the doctor's link to the murder of a famous ballerina, a fortune in hidden diamonds, and a crime-lord embroiled in blackmail. And most frightening of all was the attempt made on Anne's own life. But she is unable to resist the lure of an isolated mansion that could hold the solution to the bizarre mystery--even if she becomes the next victim...

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How odd, Anne Beddingfeld thought, that the stranger caught her eye, recoiled in horror, and fell to his death on the rails of Hyde Park Underground Station. Odder still was a doctor in a brown suit who pronounced him dead and vanished into the crowd. But what really aroused Anne's suspicion was when she learned of the doctor's link to the murder of a famous ballerina, a fortune in hidden diamonds, and a crime-lord embroiled in blackmail. And most frightening of all was the attempt made on Anne's own life. But she is unable to resist the lure of an isolated mansion that could hold the solution to the bizarre mystery--even if she becomes the next victim...… (more)

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