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Agatha Christie
The Man in the Brown Suit

First Published

John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, Aug. 1924
London Evening News, Nov. 1923 - Jan. 1924 as 'Anne the Adventurous'
Dodd Mead, New York, 1924
The Blue Book Magazine, Sep.-Nov. 1924


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Pretty, young Anne came to London for adventure. She found it immediately - on the platform of Hyde Park Corner tube station, where a thin man, reeking of mothballs, lost his balance and was electrocuted on the rails.

The Scotland Yard verdict was accidental death. But Anne was not satisfied. After all, who was the man in a brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: '17-122 Kilmorden Castle'?


Anne Beddingfeld, Madame Nadina, L. B. Carton, Sir Eustace Pedler, Guy Pagett, Harry Rayburn, Miss Pettigrew, Lord Nasby, Hon. Mrs. Clarence Blair (Suzanne), Colonel Race, Rev. Edward Chichester, Sir Lawrence Eardsley, John Harold Eardsley, Harry Lucas, 'Colonel', 'Man in the Brown Suit'

Emily, Miss Emery, Anita Gruenberg, Caroline James, Jane, Jarvis, Jeanne, Schwart, George, John James, General Smuts, Ned, Count Sergius Paulovitch, Batani, Professor Peterson, Hon. Mr. Clarence Blair, Mr. Flemming, Mrs. Flemming, Charles Beddingfeld, Augustus Milray, Detective Insp. Meadows, Reeves, Tylman Roos, Marquis of Loamsley, Mrs. de Castina, Crippen, Mrs. Grey, Mr. Raffini, Mrs. Raffini, Harry Parker, Arthur Minks

Movie & TV

The Man in the Brown Suit, 1987 (USA/TV)
director Alan Grint
writer Carla Jean Wagner
cast Stephanie Zimbalist(Anne), Rue McClanahan(Suzy Blair), Tony Randall(Rev.Chichester), Edward Woodward(Sir Eustace Pedler), Ken Howard(Gordon Race)


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