The Man in the Brown Suit is the latest Agatha Christie I read. In this mystery, a young woman, Anne Beddingfeld, witnesses a strange death at a London train station. A doctor in a Brown Suit pronounces him the man dead. Anne then finds that the man’s death is linked to a nearby woman’s murder. Soon, she is following this adventure to South Africa, taking it upon herself to solve the crime. There is blackmail, diamonds, love, and disguises; I suppose all things that make a good mystery.
I enjoyed this book a lot, however I found the middle portion dragged a little. The story is told by Anne as she writes the book. She adds excerpts of another character’s journal to tell the portions of the story she was not witness to. I’m not sure if it was my favorite form of story-telling. The Man in the Brown Suit is a good mystery, and I love how everything comes together in the end, as Christie is known for. I think I just liked some of her others better.