The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie; narrated by Emilia Fox

The man in the brown suit was a highly enjoyable novel, a departure from Christie’s parlor mysteries that I’m familiar with.  The heroine was hilarious and courageous, a young woman of the Amelia Peabody Emerson model.  The other narrator is an older British nobleman, also enjoyable.

A large part of the novel takes place in South Africa, a country I’m a bit familiar with (theoretically anyhow, I haven’t been there yet), well before the British left and the Afrikaans* took over.  Despite this setting, the people of the country aren’t really mentioned at all, except as exotic figures and creators of amusing statuary.

*Interesting side note: Firefox’s (or maybe WordPress’) spell-check program knows the word Afrikaans.

Read as an Audiobook

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