Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Man in the Brown Suit - Book Review


I am trying to read through the novels of Agatha Christie in the order in which they were written and write a review on each one.  



The Man in the Brown Suit. 
1924.  


Shelfari Description

Searching for a bit of adventure to spice up her everyday life, Anne Beddingfield becomes an unlikely sleuth after a diamond heist, a murder, and attempts on her own life that make her the only person capable of solving the crimes.




My Thoughts

By the end of the first chapter you are fully behind the character of Anne Beddingfield and probably think she can do no wrong.
She is adventurous and inquisitive, just like we would wish to be but never get the opportunity or would never have the guts so we are certainly behind her all the way.

Yes all the way to South Africa and what a journey, with twists and turns to the story, secrets that we wouldn't have imagined and of course mustn't forget the Romance or romances?

Numbers, rolls of film and secretaries are part of the mystery and then there are the murders and attempted murders.  There is a lot to find all tangled up in and around the Man in the Brown Suit.

Not one of the best Christie murder mysteries and the characters are perhaps more stereotypes than real. Some events I know I could never imagine happening to me and some are just a bit too convenient but it is a good read and there is one character in this book that Miss Christie will bring back again in at least one later book.

This is the 5th Christie Book and the first one without one of her well known sleuths.


 Here is a link to a list of her novels on Shelfari
Books by Agatha Christie

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the interesting review. I'll be looking into it.

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  2. My teenager loves Agatha Christie! I will have to ask if he agrees with you!

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  3. This book definitely sounds exciting!!! thanks for linking up with #readwithme x

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