First published in 1924, ?The Man in the Brown Suit? is a thrilling adventure and murder mystery by Agatha Christie. The protagonist is Anne Beddingfield, the orphaned daughter of a famous archaeologist, who goes to live with her father?s solicitor and his wife in London. Anne is searching for an adventure and something exciting to occupy her time when she is witness to the sudden death of a man at Hyde Park Corner tube station when the man falls onto the electrified train track and is killed instantly. Anne?s suspicions are aroused when a man claiming to be a doctor quickly examines the body, pronounces him dead, and then leaves suddenly. Anne sees that he has dropped a piece of paper on the ground and Anne takes the paper, insistent on investigating the matter further. Anne?s detective work takes her on board a ship sailing to South Africa and soon she is caught up in a deadly mystery of stolen diamonds, bloody murders, kidnapping, government secrets, and violence at every turn. Christie?s engrossing tale is full of intrigue, a complex mystery, and a surprising romance, in one of the famed author?s most entertaining novels. This edition includes a biographical afterword.