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الرجل ذو السترة البنية (Colonel Race #1)

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لقد جاءت آن إلى لندن بحثاً عن المغامرة. وقد عثرت عليها على الفور... على رصيف قطار الأنفاق في محطة الهايد بارك. هناك، حيث تراجع الرجل النحيل مذعوراً ليسقط على قضبان القطار ويموت بالصعقة الكهربائية.

الشرطة يقولون إن الوفاة حادث، ولكن آن غير مقتنعة. وعلى أية حال: مَن كان الرجل ذو البدلة البنية الذي انكبّ على الجثة لفحصها؟ وما هي تلك الرسالة الغريبة التي سقطت منه وهو يولي هاربا
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419 pages
Published by مكتبة جرير (first published August 22nd 1924)
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JAYNE
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

My first encounter with Agathie Christie's work was not a disappointment - although, perhaps, it is not one of her most popular books, it was certainly an enjoyable entry into this genre.

Think Africa and diamonds and adventure and mystery - welcome to 'The Man in The Brown Suit'.

What I liked:

✔-The fact that it was set in South Africa. Everybody's heard the famous say
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Ivonne Rovira
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Before there was Miss Jane Marple and very shortly after the birth of Hercule Poirot, there was Anne Beddingfield, the plucky heroine of The Man in the Brown Suit. Dame Agatha Christie included Hercule Poirot in 45 books and Miss Jane Marple in more than a dozen. Even Tommy and Tuppence Beresford appear in four novels and a collection of short stories. But Jane Beddingfield appears only in The Man in the Brown Suit (although another character in this novel, the debonair Colonel Race, went on to ...more
Hannah
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A great read. As always, Christie is a master of the crime/detective genre, managing to make this a fun and exciting romp without decreasing any of the mystery and sense of the sinister.

All of the characters had their own charms, but Colonel Race really made the book, even though he seemed to stay in the backdrop a lot of the time. I must say I felt rather sorry for his lack of luck with Anne, but I'm looking forward to revisiting his character in the later books. Anne, although not the most li
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karen
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James
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes it's easy to get distracted reading Agatha Christie. You get used to the idea that she's the creator of Poirot, of Marple, even of Tommy and Tuppence. Those characters can almost become more important than the novel itself, and when you read a Christie that doesn't have the distraction of a famous detective creation you can be surprised by just how good Christie can be. To be fair, those other novels with Poirot in are pretty good too but this one struck me that I was just enjoying Th ...more
F.R.
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forget the mystery, forget the complex scheme hatched by a mysterious criminal mastermind, Agatha Christie’s ‘The Man in the Brown Suit’ is really a spoof. Written in 1924 it has the suspense serial, the kind with feisty, flapper heroines at their centre, directly in its sights. But hang on, it's more than that: this was actually written in serialised form as ‘Anne the Adventuress’ and so right from the off it is both satirising the over the top adventure story whilst wholeheartedly being one.

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Susan
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Agatha Christie's best stand alone novels - part mystery, part thriller and part espionage story - which takes us from a London tube station to revolution in Africa. It begins with Anne Beddingfeld, the daughter of a professor who longs for adventure. She spends her day trying to placate creditors and longing to 'step out' with a young man. When her father dies, she takes an opportunity to go to London, where, quite by chance, she witnesses the death of a young man at a tube stati ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race #1), Agatha Christie
عنوان: مردی با لباس قهوه ای؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی؛ مترجم: محمدعلی ایزدی؛ تهران، کارآگاه، 1385؛ در 362 ص؛
زندگی دختر جوانی به نام «آنی» پس از مرگ پدرش که مردمشناس معروفی بوده، با مشکل مواجه میشود. «آنی» از لحاظ مالی با تنگنای شدیدی روبرو شده. آقای بدینگفلد وکیل سابق نامه محبتآمیزی به آنی مینویسید و اعلام میکند که حاضر است به او مسکن مجانی بدهد، ولی آنی مایل نیست این پیشنهاد را بپذیرد. او تصمیم دارد دور دنیا را بگردد و زندگی پرماجرایی در
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Queenx
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
كان هذا الكتاب هدية من صديقتي

:)

إن كنت تحب الروايات - البوليسيه

فأنصحك به وإن كنت لا تحب فـ أعطه فرصه

لأجاثا كريستي أسلوب رائع في السرد

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Ann
Oct 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Upon rereading this books (some ten years after initially doing so) I had vague recollections of who the "bad guy" was, how some of the arcs played out, and that I loved the book!
Even though I remembered the gist of who was good and who was bad, I was still questioning myself, "Wait, *IS* that character the bad one?" as I reread. But, in true Christie fashion, she explains it all so clearly by the end that I find myself wondering how I missed the clues early on.

This is one of my favorite Christi
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Raoofa Ibrahim
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, dead-authors
الى الان، اعتبر هذه الرواية من افضل ما كتبت اغاثا!
في هذه الرواية خرجت اغاثا ع المألوف، فأسهبت بذكر تفاصيل الشخصيات والاماكن .. حتى انني قد انسى وجود جريمة تحتاج للحل.
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بطلة الرواية هي: آن
ليست اي شخصية معروفة في سلسلة اغاثا
آن هي فتاة تعيش مع والدها العالم، وهو بعشق العلوم لدرجة انه قد ينسى انه مدان لاصدقائه بالاموال! تضطر آن لتوفير احتياجات البيت، قد تخرج احيانا للهو فتشاهد مغامرت باميلا، وتثير دهشتها بطلة الفلم، المغامرة التي تسعى في كل جزء للإمساك بالمجرمين.

هذا الفيلم يلهم آن عندما يموت اب
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Dina
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Emily
Jun 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This read very differently from the large majority of Christie's work - it sounded like a cross between Christie and Wodehouse. I laughed almost the entire way through, even if it was a bit too silly in parts. Loved it.
C.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I savour Agatha Christie in order of her releases. I don’t identify ahead what pertains to which series, nor watch any films lest I be wholly surprised by my journey; 90 years after “The Man In The Brown Suit”, came out. The gift this gives me is that each time I open the front page, it is a treat to discover which heroes shall escort me. Agatha experimented with these first four; three are unrelated. This one has nothing to do with her two famous sleuths. I was blissfully unprepared for that su ...more
Nanosynergy
A 1924 mystery/romance by Dame Agatha Christie - who knew!? Spunky Anne Beddingfield - the young (over age 18), unmarried daughter of a scientist - loses her father. Finding herself "an orphan," she chooses to use her pittance of an inheritance to book a berth on a ship to South Africa in pursuit of adventure - trying to solve the mystery of the man in the brown suit. With smarts, persistence, dumb luck, and the help/hindrance of new-found friends, Miss Beddingfield survives several attempts on ...more
John Frankham
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
One of Agatha Christie's exciting adventure novels, with one of her young adventuress heroines coming through her troubles in England and South Africa to solve the mystery of the death of the man in the London tube station.

A cross between John Buchan and a normal Agatha Christie? Good, fast-paced fun, with lots of plot twists.
Hannah Walsh
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this! Not only was it a genius mystery, but the characters were well-written and intersting to read about (something I find rather rare in mystery novels). I'm definitely going to read more Agatha Christie books!
Lydia
Oh, Agatha, can you do no wrong? Yet another case of me looking like a fool in public whilst reading, because Agatha Christie definitely has that knack of surprising me with several events. She's well on the way to becoming one of my faves <33
We love
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: me
This is the first Agatha Christie that I have TRULY loved! I think it's because I don't really love Hercule Poirot that much (and I've only read his titles, if I'm remembering correctly), but I didn't realize that was the problem till I read this one. This is hilarious in a dry way, I loved the main character Anne, lots of twists and turns, but definitely more tongue and cheek than super creepy. Light romance, history, travel, and suspense. What a fun read!
Sheila Beaumont
I love Agatha Christie's early thrillers. There's no Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple in this stand-alone tale of a daring young heroine who boards a cruise ship to South Africa in search of adventure. The plot involves stolen diamonds, a criminal mastermind, the murder of a glamorous actress in an English country house, a man who is run over by a train in the Tube, a Secret Service agent, and a handsome man with a scar whose identity is a mystery. The most entertaining character in the book is Sir ...more
Greg Z
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
A few months back I read two books in sequence with the same title: "Nemesis" by Agatha Christie and "Nemisis" by Jo Nesbo. Christie won as Nesbo's story was overly confusing and he used a way-overused cliché: just when you think the story is over, the hero's daughter is kidnapped by the bad people. (Steven James used this cliché in what seemed like most of his works: the same father repeatedly allowing his daughter out of his sight and right into the hands of the bad people, but I digress.) For ...more
✿ Deni
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Leah
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, adventure

Utter, thrilling, nonsensical fun!

One of her earliest novels, possibly her first foray out of detection and into her crowning weakness, international crime syndicates. I knew exactly what to expect and therefore was completely satisfied.

Although the story was written almost 90 years ago, there really is very little to make it feel so. The constant humorous nudges and winks of Anne Beddingfield longing to be an adventuress ("It doesn't happen like this in The Perils of Pamela", etc) are cheeky en
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Phayvanh
Sep 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers
Recommended to Phayvanh by: library book sale
Christie should have published this as "The Mystery of the Mill House" instead. In any case, it is the bestest, most storied, dense Agatha Christie book I have read so far (it's my 4th one). This is the only one I've read that's not part of a seriees, and so I think I shall stick with the standalone stories from now on.

All characters are pretty believable. What Christie does here that is different from the Poirot and Marple stories, is imbue the book with loads atmosphere. And it works! Granted,
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Syl
Guess I like Christie's murder mysteries involving Poirot and Marple much more than her espionage novels.This one is only a tad better than the Secret Adversary. While I found the Secret Adversary insipid from the beginning, the Man in the Brown suit had a spectacular beginning, which later got tangled into too many threads. Anna Beddingfield, who was initially a plucky, lovable youngster, turned out to be an all - knowing busybody.
There were too many cliche sentences towards the end.
I could gue
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Tariq Alferis
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
.اوه ، آجاثا كريستي ...هواء منعش ، وسرد ممتع ...كالعادة .

المضحك كيف انه اجاثا تحول قصة قتل وسرقة الي قصة حب وبطولة ، كيف تخلي واحد كان يكره الثاني ،بعد ١٥٠ صفحة يحبو بعض ،كل شئ متوقع عند الشيخة آجاثا .

بالنسبة لجريمة كالعادة محاولة اجاثا انك تكتشف ان القاتل الي كنت متوقعه يطلع برئ ، لكن تعلمت درس انه الشخص الي مش متوقع انه المجرم هو المجرم ، يعني اكتشفت اغلب القصة واني قاعد في المنتصف ..
Connie Rossini
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I love Agatha Christie, especially her novels that have ordinary men and women getting caught up in a mystery or thriller. The Man in the Brown Suit is one of her travel mysteries. It takes the reader to South Africa. The heroine is intrepid and likeable, the hero is dark and mysterious, and the villain is not whom you suspect.

Although it's not "great" in the sense of Tolstoy, I love this novel and have read it countless times.
Catarina Oliveira
Absolutely loved this book.
It's full of interesting characters and witty, comical dialogue.
It's the perfect blend of romance, adventure and mystery. I was surprised at how romantic this book was. Wasn't expecting that at all.

5/5
DeeNa Ayman F.K.
رواية الحب والجريمة ..
بنظري هي أفضل أعمال أجاثا ..
رغم أني لم أقرأ اثنتين من اشهر رواياتها بعد ..

لكن حقاً .. تعجبني هذه بكل تفاصيلها ..

جريمة أقرب ما تكون للـ جميلة ..

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اقرؤها للمرة الثانية .. مضت اكثر من 6 سنوات .. ولازلت احبها ^^
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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