The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

Large Print - 1984
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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...
Publisher: Anstey, [England] : Thorpe, 1984, c1924
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780708911259
0708911250
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 23 cm. --

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mrnunes Jul 06, 2017

More a romance combined with intrigue rather than a true mystery, this early Agatha Christie is one of my favorites. While perhaps some of the scenes are less than plausible, the book is an exciting read. The plotline is one of the most romantic ever.

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Tabaqui
May 10, 2017

Ooh! This one might just be my favorite Agatha Christie yet! I love the protagonist and her adventurous ways. Money problems? Take a trip to South Africa! Sure, that may not be the most practical option, but in this case, it pays off. I really enjoyed the separate characters, and I never guessed who the Colonel really was. Definitely recommended!

One of my favorite things about Agatha Christie's stand-alone mysteries (and I use this term loosely to mean they don't feature Poirot, Miss Marple, or Tommy & Tuppence) is the whimsy and levity that occasionally bleed through and make for a more-than-usually entertaining read full of humorous characters and ridiculous coincidences. This book, along with "The Secret of Chimneys" and "The Seven Dials Mystery", are excellent examples of this. 4/5 stars!

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athena14
Aug 19, 2016

Anne Beddingfield is a woman to reckon with: adventurous, clever, curious. Unfortunately, when she meets "her man," she hands herself over to him, body and soul and brain.

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LibraryChicken
Aug 19, 2016

Once you accept that the characters are not based on real humans but on stage pieces, you can sit back and enjoy the shenanigans.

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trurban
Dec 30, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure in this book. The boat trip to South Africa and the train ride descriptions were fascinating.

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janwishart
Jun 20, 2015

Not the best of the Agatha Christie's - but still a good read.

EuSei Nov 23, 2013

I love Agatha Christie and this book is not an exception! Miss Beddingfield's narrative is witty and very funny. Another enjoyable read. (Pity the movie made of it, with Stephany Zimbalist as Miss Beddingfield, diverged so much from the original story.)

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