I read a lot of nonfiction, and some of it is very heavy. So, every now and then I feel I need to take break and read some fiction. When I want to ensure a great diversion – I head for a few of my favorite novelists – chief among them is Agatha Christie. The most recent book I read by the icon of the mystery genre is one I had never read before – The Man in the Brown Suit, and it was a great as I knew it would be.

About The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie:

“A colorful murder mystery in which a spirited young woman plays amateur sleuth aboard a luxury cruise ship to South Africa. After young Anne Beddingfeld witnesses an accidental death in a London tube station–and the bizarre behavior of a man in a brown suit who flees the scene–she becomes convinced that foul play is at work. A woman is found murdered the next day and the police show no interest in Anne’s theory that the two incidents are connected. Spurred by a cryptic note dropped by the man in brown, Anne impulsively uses all her savings to book passage on a cruise ship heading to South Africa. On the voyage she finds herself at the center of a high-stakes game involving stolen diamonds, high society idlers, a mysteriously attractive young man, and a master criminal and his double-crossing minions.”

It is a testament to her great talent that after nearly a century since she first started writing, Agatha Christie’s novels are still in print and are being discovered by new generations.

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.