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The Man in the Brown Suit
Like The Secret Adversary , the novel concentrates less on pure detection, and is more a thriller of the period. It follows the adventures of Anne Beddingfeld as she gets involved in a world of diamond thieves, murderers and political intrigue in this tale set in exotic Southern Africa. Colonel Race makes his first appearance in the novel; he later appears in Cards on the Table , Sparkling Cyanide , and Death on the Nile. Orphan Anne Beddingfeld, in search of adventure, follows note from murder victim's pocket, from London, aboard ship, to Africa, finally a lost island, tracking stolen diamonds. Nadina, a "Russian" dancer receives a visit in her dressing room from Count Sergius Paulovitch. Both are in the service of a man they call "the Colonel", an international agent provocateur and criminal.
Pretty, young Anne Beddingfield has come to London looking for adventure. But adventure finds her when a strange-smelling man falls off an Underground platform and is electrocuted on the rails. The police verdict is accidental death. But who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body before running away? Armed with only one cryptic clue, Anne is determined to track him down and bring the mysterious killer to justice. It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.
The Man in the Brown Suit. Alan Grint 91min. PG Certificate. Review Our Score. It's safe to assume this raucous blend of mirth, mystery and mayhem was not what Agatha Christie had in mind when she wrote the original book. The decision to shift the murder from Hyde Park Tube station to Cairo Airport should give you some idea of how overblown this whodunnit has become.
The Man in the Brown Suit is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the Anne connects finding the film roll in Mill House with a film canister containing uncut diamonds that was dropped into Suzanne's cabin in the .
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Anne Beddingfeld is on her own and ready for adventures when one comes her way. She sees a man die in a tube station and picks up a piece of paper dropped nearby. The message on the paper leads her to South Africa as she fits more pieces of the puzzle together about the death she witnessed, a murder in England the next day, and attempts to kill her on the ship en route to Cape Town.
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