The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

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by Agatha Christie, Nigel Anthony, Rebecca Front
     
 

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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

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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...

Author Biography: Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

Her writing career spanned more than half a century, during which she wrote 80 novels and short story collections, as well as 14 plays, one of which, The Mousetrap , is the longest-running play in history. Two of the characters she created, the brilliant little Belgian Hercule Poirot and the irrepressible and relentless Miss Marple, went on to become world-famous detectives. Both have been widely dramatized in feature films and made-for-TV movies.

Agatha Christie also wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. As well, she wrote four non-fiction books including an autobiography and an entertaining account of the many expeditions she shared with her archaeologist husband, Sir Max Mallowan.

Agatha Christie died in 1976.

Editorial Reviews

Jan Burke
“Agatha Christie’s ability to devise intricate plots, coupled with her understanding of human nature—at its best and worst—have made her tales timeless.”
Observer (UK)
“The acknowledged queen of detective fiction the world over.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405005968
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
Large Type
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 5.47(h) x 0.67(d)

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Jan Burke
“Agatha Christie’s ability to devise intricate plots, coupled with her understanding of human nature—at its best and worst—have made her tales timeless.”

Meet the Author

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date of Death:
January 12, 1976
Place of Birth:
Torquay, Devon, England
Education:
Home schooling
Website:
http://www.agathachristie.com

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The Man in the Brown Suit 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Man in the Brown Suit is my favorite book written by Agatha Christie--even though I love the other books she has written--this one is completely awesome!The character of Anne is so real that you feel like she is right next to you telling you the story personally. You are able to turn page after page because you don't know what is going to happen next. I also love the romance that is woven into the story--not a huge fan of romance novels but this is done so well by Agatha Christie that I started to like it! For mystery fans, you will love this book!
elwren75 More than 1 year ago
The Man in the Brown Suit is a charming little mystery written by Agatha Christie in the 1920s. It does not extol the exploits of Christie's usual protagonists. Neither Poirot nor Miss Marple are anywhere to be found, but Anne Beddingfield is independent, creative, plucky and smart. Though it was written in the 1920s she seems incredibly modern. I'm sorry that Christie did not write a sequel to this story. Anne has recently been orphaned by her father, an eminent scholar who studied Early Man. Up Until his death she has lived a rather sheltered and uninteresting life and she longs for adventure. She inadvertently falls into a mystery having to do with diamonds, murder and characters that are engaging, curious and cryptic in so many ways. I love Anne because though she's perhaps a bit naive, she is also shrewd and fearless. Anne is drawn to Harry Rayburn, an intense and moody, but oh-so-mesmerizing character, who is very likely a criminal. So many of the characters in this novel are charming, frightening, human, intelligent and sometimes self-interested all at the same time. Even the hero and heroine are sometimes unlikable, though that is usually overcome quite quickly by their earthiness or their humor. Even the villain in the story has his merits and the reader is almost disappointed that the criminal is the criminal. Although it is a murder mystery, I giggled throughout much of it. If you haven't read it, you must, especially if you like Jane Austen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Man in the Brown Suit is a magnificent read. I read the book in two days, and only put it down when I absolutely had to. Most of the book is narrated by Anne Beddingfield, which makes it an especially enjoyable read for women. I recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read much more detail then the movie but i still love both. :)
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I've read it many times. So many that I now know "who-done-it." But I still love it. The characters are fantastic, and the story lines are all woven together so wonderfully. Dame Christie was a mistress of her art!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge AC fan and while i still love poirot best, this heroine is a close runner up. Like others have said, it's quite modern and a different tone sets it apart from others. I love the romance and adventure and humor in this one. Highly recommend it
AFMD More than 1 year ago
Although this is a really good book, I wouldn't award it five starts; I usually save those for books that really blow me away. This is a very good book though. It's a mix of murder mystery/detective/love story. Highly recommend it.
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