The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie
The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie


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While attractive Anne Beddingfeld was seeking a position to eke out the £87 left her by her father. She saw an unknown man killed in a London tube station by falling on the third rail. A man in a brown suit, though he said he was a doctor, examined the body in an unprofessional way, pronounced the unknown man dead and hurried away. As he went he dropped a bit of paper which Anne picked up and this is what she read: "17.122 Kilmorden Castle." The police refused to regard the thing as unusual, but Anne thought otherwise. With the bit of paper as her clue and her £87 as her only capital, Anne followed a mysterious trail from London to South Africa, succeeded in righting an old wrong, and in the end found her own happiness.

"It is a real pity that 'The Man in the Brown Suit' should come to such an end, for this tale of a diamond robbery is in the main ingenious, well written and exciting." -Boston Transcript.

" 'The Man in the Brown Suit' is the best of its kind I have met for a long time; it is remarkable especially for brand new device for concealing the villain's identity to the very end, I defy the most practiced hand to discover him. -New Statesman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798823161435
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 12/11/2022
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Agatha Christie, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery "The Mousetrap," which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". She also wrote six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1890

Date of Death:

January 12, 1976

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


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