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Man in the Brown Suit
Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The Man in the Brown Suit is Christie at her best, as a young woman makes a dangerous decision to investigate a shocking accidental death she witnesses at a London tube station."
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umbrellagirl
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Free on Kindle FTW
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ferskner
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I'm sorry for the late posting of discussion questions! I got back from two weeks in Scandinavia late last night, and I'm jet-lagged. International travel is the greatest, but I could do without the recovery period, you know?

Anyway, questions below! #agathachristieclubR2

ferskner 1.) Did you enjoy this standalone thriller? What did you like/not like about it? 2w
ferskner 2.) Anne Beddingfield is one of Christie's pluckiest heroines. Did you like her character? How did she stack up against other plucky Christie women, like Tuppence? 2w
ferskner 3.) What did you think of the narrative structure, which mixes Anne's perspective with Sir Eustace's diary entries? Did you think Christie was successful in this choice? 2w
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ferskner 4.) Anne meets serveral attractive men during her travels. What did you think of her relationship with Henry, particularly once they are alone on the island? 2w
ferskner 5.) Christie's plot in this book is extremely full, with several lines of intrigue happening so once. Do you think she handles all of them well? Were you confused by anything? 2w
ferskner 6.) Christie's book often contain problematic racial depictions common at the time. Did you think this book better or worse that others in that regard? How would this have been written differently today? 2w
Librarybelle 1. This was a re-read for me...I gave it 4 stars both times, but I‘m wondering if it was for the silliness of the mystery or just simply because it‘s Christie. The plot is so over the top, especially at the end! There‘s the twist, but for me it‘s couched in some odd happenings that I could almost overlook the Christie twist. 2w
Librarybelle 2. I prefer Anne to Tuppence - she‘s definitely plucky and resourceful. She has a dry sense of humor, too, which helps, but she‘s not as silly as Tuppence. Tuppence reminds me of a big party, whereas Anne is a small group of friends - both can be a lot of fun, but I have a feeling I could only take Tuppence in small doses, much like a big party. 2w
Librarybelle 3. I think it was fun to see different viewpoints! It worked for me, and the clear mark at the beginning of the chapter showing a new voice helped a lot. 2w
Librarybelle 4. They seemed destined for each other - the plucky, attractive female protagonist and the mysterious handsome guy. I‘m sure the island scene raised some eyebrows - an young woman staying on an island alone with a man without a chaperone! Oh my! Nowadays, no worries...haha! It almost seemed like a dream for them, enacting what could be‘s, for instance. It was a good way for Christie to build attraction between them. 2w
Librarybelle 5. Out of everything we‘ve read thus far, this seems the silliest for development of the various plot lines. You‘re right - so many at one time, and some of the characters play different characters, you almost need a scorecard to keep up! This almost seemed to complicate everything - too many things going on at one time. 2w
Librarybelle 6. Oh, there were definite passages that made me cringe for the insensitivity in describing those living in Africa. I would hope she would approach descriptions in a more PC way in today‘s time. She was also writing at a time where this was the normal way to depict non-white people. It‘s shuddering to read these now. I love Christie and her brilliant mind, but her casual (and sometimes blatant) racism disturbs me. 2w
TheAromaofBooks 1. This is honestly one of my favorites. I love the ridiculousness of the whole thing, the humor, the drama - in a lot of ways, I think Christie was gently teasing the serious spy novels of her time, almost creating a caricature of them. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I love Anne but also love Tuppence. I really liked @Librarybelle 's description of the two of them. Both are fun but in different ways. 2w
TheAromaofBooks 3. This is one of my favorite parts of the book. It lulls the reader into false assumptions about Sir Eustace, and helps us to understand why Anne retains a soft spot for him despite everything he has done. I have a bit of a soft spot for Sir Eustace myself. 😁 2w
TheAromaofBooks 4. I think the love story between Anne & Harry (isn't it Harry, not Henry??) is one of the weak points of the story, especially the coincidence that allows Harry to rescue Anne at the exact right moment & the way they aren't discovered by the bad guys until, again, the exact right moment. But I do think it comes back to Christie not being entirely serious about this story & I love the way she contrasts Anne's “ideal“ (Col. Race) with Harry. 2w
TheAromaofBooks 5. It's hard for me to say - I didn't have any trouble keeping things straight, but I've read this book so many times that it may be due to that! 2w
TheAromaofBooks 6. Obviously many of Christie's depictions of non-whites are racist, but I don't think they are more so than other writers of her time. She was from a generation & an era that was strongly segregated by social class & race. However, she was an intelligent & empathetic woman - I definitely think that if she were writing today, she would portray other people groups more even-handedly. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for posting these questions @ferskner !! A random thought for next month - do you think it would be possible to have multiple posts with only one or two questions per post? It may help with being able to discuss things more easily. Just an idea from what I've noticed of some other book discussions here on Litsy. 😊 2w
AnneCecilie 1. I enjoyed this thriller, but not knowing anything about it, I was expecting Poirot to show up at some point. It took me a while to realize that Anne was our heroine. 2w
AnneCecilie 2. I liked Anne and how she on a whim practically decides to go to South Africa. I haven‘t read any books with Tuppence, so I can‘t compare. (edited) 2w
AnneCecilie 3. I liked the mix between Anne‘s telling and Sir Eustace‘s dairy entries. For me, the conclusion came as an even more surprise because of it, I think. 2w
AnneCecilie 4. I was surprised that Christie would something like the island scenes, they seemed a little daring for their time. Other than that, he did catch her eye early on. (edited) 2w
AnneCecilie 5. This was my first time reading this book, and I had no problem following the story lines, I might have been taken by surprise a couple of times, but that‘s the meaning of thrillers. 2w
AnneCecilie 6. I haven‘t read that many books from this time period, but I would guess that she was no better or worse than anyone else. What really bothered me was the talk about Africa as it the hole continent was a country. If it had been written today, it would probably have talked about both race and women in a different way. Sorry, I had to bring it up, but some the sexism at the start of the novel towards Anne was bad. (edited) 2w
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks yes, I can definitely do that! I want sure if people preferred the more concise single posting or several, but I agree that I think it would facilitate better discussion rather than answering my questions like it's a test. 👍 2w
TheAromaofBooks I always really like your questions because they are quite thoughtful and interesting. I'm just trying to think of how we could discuss them more. 😊 Also, is January's book Poirot Investigates? 2w
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks yes! I'm sorry, I had the world's worst deadline at work and I was sick, so I had to not look at social media until I was done. 5d
TheAromaofBooks Literally no worries! Thanks for letting me know, and hopefully you made it through crazy work/sick times okay!! 5d
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azulaco
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I don‘t actually have time to keep up with #agathachristieclubr2, but someone mentioned that the group read this last month, and I realized that I didn‘t remember anything about this book. I read it once, a long time ago, but my Christie fandom has focused mostly on frequent re-reads of Poirot and Marple novels. So I found it on Scribd, and I‘m re-reading it now. It‘s nice to be reading a Christie book that‘s essentially new to me!

TheAromaofBooks A lot of people don't care for Christie's “spy“ novels, but this has always been one of my favorites. She just totally embraced the campy, and the dialogue is a delight. 2w
azulaco @TheAromaofBooks I‘m enjoying it too. I had to go look up where Rhodesia used to be...not for the first time when reading a Christie novel. I can‘t seem to keep that particular fact in my head for long. I can‘t wait to read her descriptions of South Africa in 1922. Holy gee, I just realized, this book is now set almost 100 years ago! 😯 2w
TheAromaofBooks Right?! It's crazy how her stories are still so readable so many years later. A while back, I was doing a lot of reading about the early 1900's, and I loved the way that little things in her books began to make more sense - for instance, all the crazy political groups in The Secret Adversary actually came together for me! 2w
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Librarybelle
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A re-read for me; this was the December read for #agathachristieclubr2 . It‘s been fun revisiting the older Christie novels!

This is my letter M for #LitsyAtoZ .

ferskner I'll get questions up tonight! 2w
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AnneCecilie
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I didn‘t know anything about this crime before I started reading, so I say waiting for Poirot for a long time, but this is not a Poirot or Miss Marple mystery.

This is about young Anne who sees something strange at the metro station, and want to find out more. It turns into quite the adventure and I didn‘t see the twist towards the end.

#agathacnristieclubR2
#TBRRead #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer
My 3rd book finished for #24B42020

Andrew65 👏👏👏 Colonel Race from this book also appears alongside Poirot in 3w
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 I‘m reading them in chronological order. But he was an interesting figure, so I‘m happy about meeting him again later 3w
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie That‘s the best way. 3w
StayCurious I think i'll have to get this book! +16 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
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One last #TBRread for #WinterGames - I love Christie so much, and this is on of my faves. It's just so over-the-top, a genuinely funny, entertaining romp of a story. Read for #agathachristieclubr2 and also just because I love it!

Still racking up some #24b42020 time, too!!

#MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @ferskner

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
mabell This is one of my favorites, too! I read once or twice a year - such a fun adventure. And of course Sir Eustace ❤️😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks @mabell - a little in love with Sir Eustace 😆 3w
Clwojick 16 pt 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
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@BookNAround - My #LastFirst reads!!

Looks like the tagged book - The Man in the Brown Suit - is going to be my last of the year - always good to go out on classic Christie! For my first book, I think I'm going to pick up The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle, my first read for #NewYearWhoDis !

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TheAromaofBooks
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Well, yesterday ended up being a revolving door of visiting relatives, so I didn't get much reading done (although it was a lovely day, so no complaints!). I've hit my original goal of 10hrs, but probably won't hit my secondary goal of 15. Still, fun times!!

Tried to use Paisley as a prop for my time. She was very suspicious of the stopwatch 😆

#24b42020 #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 Still a great return! 👏👏👏😊 3w
Clwojick Paisley is adorable! 1 pt 2w
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Laughterhp
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This one was okay. It wasn‘t my favorite Agatha Christie. The mystery was pretty good but I found this one kind of boring. I stopped listening for a while and didn‘t really have a desire to continue, but I powered through! I was definitely surprised by who the Colonel was.

#AgathaChristieClubR2 #TeamElectricSex Winter Games #TBRRead (ahh forgot to turn on my timer because it usually ends on Sunday!) I had 2 hrs left on the audio.

Laughterhp Currently at 10:25:38 #24B42020 (edited) 3w
umbrellagirl There‘s an Agatha Christie club on Litsy?!? 3w
Laughterhp @umbrellagirl Yes! It‘s very unofficial. We are reading Agatha‘s books by publication date. It‘s only 3 or 4 months in, so you could definitely get caught up! 3w
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umbrellagirl @Laughterhp I love that idea. I‘ve read many (most?) of hers and trying to work my way through the rest. I‘m always up for a reread though, even if I have read them before. 3w
Laughterhp @umbrellagirl Its hosted by @ferskner - I believe a discussion post is posted once a month to discuss the books if you‘re interested!! 3w
LibrarianRyan i forgot the timer on my audio book as well. 3w
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Linsy
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I really loved this one! Perfectly paced and kept my interest the entire time. I‘m so glad I‘m participating in #AgathaChristieClubR2. I probably would‘ve stopped after that last Poirot if left to my own devices. So glad I didn‘t!

Plus two more hours for #24b42020, totaling at 11 so far.

#WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals #TBRRead

veritysalter This is one of my favourite standalone Christie‘s. ♥️ 3w
Andrew65 I also recently enjoyed (a lot) Death on the Nile where Colonel Race appears again alongside Poirot. 3w
Linsy @Andrew65 Ooh, that sounds fun! Aren‘t they making that one into a movie sometime soon? (edited) 3w
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Andrew65 @Linsy Yes I only noticed this whilst I was reading it. Possibly released in October 2020 starring Kenneth Branagh. 3w
Linsy @Andrew65 Think this means I need to read!! Thanks for the rec ☺️ 3w
Andrew65 @Linsy Hope you enjoy it now. 😬😂 3w
Linsy @Andrew65 Ha, no pressure! 😂 3w
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janeycanuck
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Finished a second book in my #24b42020! This moved so fast and packed a LOT into its 300 pages. Looking forward to the #agathachristieclubr2 discussion - this is the first time I‘ve managed to finish the book in advance!!

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Linsy
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Have to stop for a bit, too tired to continue. Having fun with The Man in the Brown Suit though! It‘s reigniting my Agatha Christie fervor. 7 1/4 hours down! 🕯

I finished 3 more of the #ChristmasLightsScavengerHunt. I haven‘t found any reindeer on the rooftop though! 🤷‍♀️

#24b42020 #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals

jessinikkip Lovely time! You'll have no problem reaching 24 if you keep this pace up 😄 3w
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ferskner
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December's book is the globetrotting The Man in the Brown Suit! I hope you'll join in the #agathachristieclubR2!

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Emu
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This was a pleasant surprise. I loved Anne Beddingfeld as the heroine. #agathachristie

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mabell
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I love this adventure! I‘m reading it for the millionth time, somewhat satisfying my summer wanderlust.

In the story, once the ship docks, Anne and Suzanne will proceed to the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.

I‘m always curious when I read specific places in older books, and often look them up to see if they were fictional or actually existed. Mount Nelson was a real hotel, and still is. It is also amazingly gorgeous! 😍

CarolynM I remember loving it too. Great pictures😍 8mo
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen I want to stay there! 8mo
mabell @CarolynM @Gissy @LeahBergen I got lost paging through 😍 I may have also planned an imaginary vacation 😆 8mo
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sparrowssavvy
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I always love sitting down and just powering right through an Agatha Christie in an afternoon. This was a fun tale full of great protagonists and villains. There were moments where I felt things were a bit implausible but nothing too severe that it detracted from the story. I also greatly liked the dual narration of events from two strong characters full of personality. An awesome read!

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agnetha
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Agatha Christie never disappoints. Even if this one doesn't have her usual detectives, I say the heroine had a Miss Marple feel to her.

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DGRachel
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minkyb Love the review. Love that you took the time to post it here rather than just providing a link. Makes it much easier for those interested! 2y
DGRachel @minkyb I‘m glad you like that. I know I‘m inherently lazy and rarely click links to full reviews If I‘m going to bother to write the review, I want to make sure it‘s seen by as many people as possible. 😂😂 This seemed like a good way to cheat the character limit. 2y
SusanInTiburon Thank you! 😄 2y
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mabell I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I didn't see a lot of love for it as others in the book club posted their reviews, and it was very disappointing, as I think this one such a fun adventure story. And I agree, I couldn't get enough of Sir E, Anne, and Suzanne. 2y
DGRachel @mabell I was discussing that issue with @dsfisher and it seems like some people missed the humor. I thought there was a good deal of mockery of traditional spy thrillers and mysteries. Part of the fun was that it didn‘t take itself too seriously and I think if you try to read it as a serious novel then yeah, it‘s ridiculous and overblown, but as satire it‘s riotously funny. It reminded me a bit of how Austen 👇🏻 2y
DGRachel ...mocks the Gothic novels of her day in Northanger Abbey. 2y
mabell @DGRachel That is a good point! I never thought of it as satire, but it certainly does have elements of it. Makes sense! Northanger Abbey is a good analogy! Similar approach, different genre. 2y
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I just adore Sir Eustace.

#agathachristieclub

DeleteAcct He's hilarious. 2y
Bambolina_81 😂🤣😂 2y
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DGRachel
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Gotta love a good listener! #agathachristieclub

dsfisher One of my favorite lines. 2y
SusanInTiburon She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she pitied them. 2y
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DGRachel
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I have so many books that I want to read, I‘m finding it difficult to pick one to start. Opting for this one to try to catch up to the #agathachristieclub. I hear it‘s a fast read. 🤞🏻#upnext #currentlyreading (Pilot is not amused that I used him to prop up the book for the photo 😂) #dogsoflitsy

Dolly 😂🐶💕 2y
Andrew65 That‘s often my problem, so many books to choose from that I can‘t decide which one to read. 2y
SusanInTiburon He‘s some good-lookin pup! And Christie is always a good option. 2y
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Leftcoastzen Cute!🐶 2y
DrJAdMerricksson 😆😂 that look! 2y
dragondrool I love this one. The made for TV movie from the late 80's was pretty decent, too. 2y
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dsfisher
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#agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 I started the club late so I‘m trying to do at least a couple of stories a month. These are finished so I should get the next one done this month and maybe even December‘s book. They are quick reads.

Bambolina_81 Great to have you along! I really enjoyed Murder on the Links and I can never work it out! Also, that glass is awesome 😍 2y
Clwojick Yessssssss! The wine glass is everything I need this holiday season! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Well, that was a fun ride! The characters were great and the plot challenging. I kept thinking I figured out who the "Colonel" was, but ended up being entirely wrong. Agatha Christie is always way ahead of me. Highly entertaining! And with this book, I've completed my GR challenge, yay! #agathachristieclub

mabell A fun ride is such a good way to describe it! I've noticed others reading for the book club weren't fans of this one, but I love it. It combines Christie mystery with adventure story, and I found Anne endearing. I loved all the characters, actually! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @mabell Totally agree! It was a departure from what I usually expect from Christie. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. It was quite amusing!😉 2y
cariashley Yay on completing your challenge! 👏🎉 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin @cariashley Thanks! I‘m doing a lot of challenges this year, but this one may be the only one I actually complete. 😅 2y
UwannaPublishme Another challenge done! Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
SilversReviews Love her books. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Me too! But I haven‘t read many of them. The #AgathaChristieClub is helping me read through her bibliography. 👍🏽 2y
Bambolina_81 Well done for completing your GR goal! I think I'm about 4 away from mine so should hopefully do it 🤔 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @Bambolina_81 Well done!👍🏽 2y
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batsy
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I like that the back of this edition has "Agatha Christie, C.B.E., at work". Tried to do a pic collage with front & back covers but does anyone else on Android struggle with the default photo cropping on Litsy. You spend a lot of time making a pic collage but then it goes croppety crop! And cuts out the best parts. So I do a freestyle collage hoping I get it small enough to fit. But sometimes you need to see things clearly. Like Christie's face.

Redwritinghood You can resize the pictures within the collage app. At least I‘m able to on iPhone. 2y
batsy @Redwritinghood Oh lord, I knew there would be simple answer staring me in the face. 😆 Thank you, I'm gonna give that a try! 2y
cathysaid Love this pic! 2y
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kalinichta I use collage apps that let me start with a 1:1 ratio to avoid that annoying auto-cropping. 2y
Bambolina_81 Love this pic! 😊 2y
Dragon Great photo of Dame Agatha, I especially like that mischievous smile. What dastardly murder is she planning? 💙🐉 2y
batsy @kalinichta I'm going to figure this one out somehow, thanks! 😁 2y
batsy @cathysaid @Bambolina_81 @Dragon It's great isn't it, and she does look mischievous 😉 2y
batsy @Redwritinghood Alas, this option isn't available on the Android pic collage app! 2y
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batsy
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A light, fluffy mystery that I enjoyed despite myself, or rather despite the antiquated ideas about sex & attraction. There's always a sense that there is more to Christie than what you get, & what you inevitably get in this case is a mystery that's meant to entertain. In later Christie the mysteries are very good & the dialogue often stodgy, but here in her early work it's more playful & irreverent. Very tongue in cheek. #agathachristieclub

LauraBrook I‘ve seen lots of people reading this lately. Will need to find a copy. Your edition is wonderful! 2y
LauraBrook Oh, and of course, a fabulous review as usual! 😚 2y
batsy @LauraBrook Thank you! 😘️ I think most of us were reading along with the monthly schedule of the #agathachristieclub started by @Bambolina_81 😊 2y
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hlgreenfield I enjoyed this novel! A bit dated but a nice little mystery from the Queen of Crime! This is my edition as well. I love it. 2y
Bambolina_81 This is a great cover. I'm a book behind so need to get a move on! 2y
rubyslippersreads Great vintage cover! I need to catch up on this for #agathachristieclub. 2y
Dragon Cool 😎 cover ! 🐉 2y
Leftcoastzen Love the cover! 2y
batsy @hlgreenfield Agreed, light but enjoyable! :) 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads @Dragon @Leftcoastzen Thank you! @Bambolina_81 Thanks, we all seem to be playing catch up this month 😁 2y
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batsy
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Rainy Sunday reading, perfect for #litsypartyofone #agathachristieclub And a 💋 from Betty Boop. #emojinov @RealLifeReading

(Well, this was a perfect situation five minutes ago. Now, as it turns out, an aunt has dropped in for a visit... #UnfortunatePartyofMoreThanOne)

vivastory #CrampingReadingStyle Hopefully it's a short visit! 2y
batsy Totally, @vivastory. Fingers crossed! 😬 2y
SassyBookworm I ❤️ your Betty Boop coffee mug ☕️!! 2y
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batsy @Chrysta23 Thanks! 🙂 2y
readinginthedark 😆Nice hashtag, though! 2y
batsy @readinginthedark Haha, thanks 😄 2y
saresmoore 😂 2y
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Librarybelle
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When I first started this, I thought it was so-so. But, as the action picked up, it became a pick for me. The latest read for the #agathachristieclub features murder, deception, adventure and romance. At times, the whole mystery seemed comical - various characters bumbling around, trying to solve the puzzle, while Christie keeps the reader (at least me) guessing who is good and who is bad.

mrsmarch I find that to be the way with a lot of Christie‘s writing. You have to persist and trust her method. But it pays off! 2y
Librarybelle @mrsmarch I have noticed a progression in her writing since doing the #agathachristieclub . I can see her writing develop, which has been fun to watch. 2y
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Librarybelle
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In my opinion, Anne Beddingfeld has the right idea! Why wouldn‘t you want to rescue six starving cats while on a journey?? #agathachristieclub

Libby1 😻 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Happy weekend Littens! Started the day with a light late breakfast and finally had a chance to start the next book in the #agathachristieclub series. Admittedly, I'm a month behind. But I fully intend to catch up. This book seems promising. It's enjoyable so far!👍🏽

batsy I'm behind schedule and playing catch up, too 😆 In the middle of the book and it's very fluffy but fun. 2y
ferskner Luckily they're all pretty short! I started last month and have caught up with audiobooks. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @batsy @ferskner Glad that the stories are so readable and yes, shorter than a average!👍🏽 2y
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Librarybelle
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Caturday morning, #litsypartyofone edition! #Zeke and #Vladimir are snuggled in for their mid morning nap, while I finish up the #agathachristieclub read. #catsoflitsy

bobregina 😻 2y
TricksyTails I love how Zeke's position is always front legs streeeeeeeetched forward with his back legs. 😻 2y
Librarybelle Yes, @TricksyTails ! I wonder how that can be comfortable. I guess it is! 2y
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ferskner
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Pickpick

This is probably my least favorite Christie so far thanks to some insanely outdated stereotypes, but I still liked the plucky heroine and the book struck a good mix of action and intellectual appeal. Plus even subpar Christie is still CHRISTIE, you know? #agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 #pop18 #booksetatsea

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cobwebmoth
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This was definitely different from the other Christie books I've read. Honestly, it was a bit ridiculous. But, I grinned at the absurdity more than I frowned, so I'm giving it a pick. Now I can start the #agathachristieclub read for November! And that's one book finished during #Litsypartyofone

ferskner Whoooooaaaaaaa we reviewed at the exact same moment!!!! 2y
LeahBergen @ferskner @cobwebmoth I thought I'd swiped over to the book details! 😂 2y
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Librarybelle
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Laundry is in, pj‘s are on...it‘s time for #litsypartyofone ! It would be nice to finish this #agathachristieclub tonight, but my eyelids are already heavy.

@thequeerspiderwoman here is #Vladimir , prepared for me to read. If you look very closely in the background, you‘ll see a patch of #Zeke‘s fur. #catsoflitsy

queerbookreader Kitty butt 😭❤️ 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱 2y
brennahawleycraig This one is excellent!! 2y
Aleida Love this quilt. 2y
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Librarybelle
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Picture from yesterday morning, while I was reading the tagged book...I am often #overpowered by these two! When both decide to snuggle with me, I have over 35 pounds of cat. But, I wouldn‘t want it any other way! 🙂

And, just another good excuse to share pictures of #Zeke and #Vladimir with everyone! They love when I read. #catsoflitsy #TuneIntoNovember

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😻😻😻 2y
Smrloomis 💜💜💜 2y
Cinfhen Awwww, 😻😻you definitely can't complain 2y
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Libby1 😻😻 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess They are beautiful! Lovely picture.😻❤️ 2y
Tamra 😁 2y
Reviewsbylola They look like total sweethearts. 2y
Puredragonstar 😻😻😻 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱 2y
QuietlyLaura So cute! I love seeing all the fur buddies. ❤️ 2y
TricksyTails 🐱💞🐱 2y
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Librarybelle
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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“I was still puzzling over those queer discrepancies.”

One of my current reads had the perfect #puzzle quote for today‘s #quotsynov17 . #agathachristieclub

Bambolina_81 Perfect! 2y
Ms_T Good catch 🖐🏻 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I watched the movie adaptation starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Rue McClanahan before, and so the story was vaguely familiar when I read it. This was just an okay read for me, I miss my Poirot and Miss Marple. Nevertheless, a light, easy read which I did not bail. To be honest, I find the movie fun to watch- typical 80s rollicking fun with well-known actors in the lead roles.
#agathachristieclub

erzascarletbookgasm Perhaps it‘s just me, I find Christie excel in mysteries rather than a story combining adventure, thriller, organised crime and romance. 2y
Dragon How could I have missed that movie? Must find it and watch! 😀🐉 2y
Bambolina_81 I didn't realise there was a film either! 2y
Andrew65 This was only so so for me too. 2y
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Bambolina_81
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Thank you so much to @sarah83 for my gorgeous bookmarks! I can't wait to use these fabulous detectives to help me focus on my #agathachristieclub reading. You're the best Sarah 😊😘

Sarah83 So glad you like them. 😘 I saw them and thought of you. 🤗 2y
LiteraryinLititz Love them! 2y
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BibliophileMomma Oh I need these! 2y
Lizpixie I need these in my life!!🕵🏻‍♀️ 2y
Bambolina_81 @sarah83 Like them? I love them, 😍😍😍 perfect! X 2y
Sarah83 😍😍😍😍 have you seen my post about Poirot yesterday? I wanted the big one and I couldn't resist these for you. 😍 Next Poirot I want to see the bookmark 😁 are you feeling better right now? 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 you've really cheered me up, a huge thank you x 2y
Sarah83 So thankful. 😘 2y
DeleteAcct I love these!!! 2y
LeahBergen So cute!! 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
Sarah83 Have you already shopped? She has some discount on her bookmarks right now. 😍 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 I've just been on and spent £20!! 😆 2y
Sarah83 Oh. That's quite nice. I've also ordered some more. 😊 2y
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Librarybelle
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Started on the latest #agathachristieclub book this morning. Better late than never for October!

Bambolina_81 Yet another cover! I love seeing all these different editions 😊 I hope you enjoy it! 2y
batsy Oh dear, I'm behind schedule this month 😆 2y
Bradleygirl I remember this as my first favorite suspense/romantic thriller 😍 2y
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Read4life
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This was just so-so for me. I was underwhelmed but they can‘t all be winners. #agathachristieclub

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Bambolina_81
Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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I love this cover of this month's read. Mine isn't as exciting. Does anyone have this edition?

The cropping tool won't let me include the title though 🙄

Leftcoastzen So cool ,love that pulp style illustration. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I have not started reading this. 2y
batsy Love this cover! I am waiting for my copy and it has not arrived 😓 If it doesn't come in a day or so I'll try to download the ebook. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Day 14 #riotgrams #booksinnature
Err, this is the closest I can get to nature without stepping out .😅
Hope to read this for this month‘s pick in #agathachristieclub

Bambolina_81 Ooh have you started it yet? I'm really behind this month as life has intervened and kicked my ass. I hope to start this ASAP! 2y
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Sarah83
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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As it was not a nice autumn day today, I finished this month's #agathachristieclub. The first one I read in English.
But what can I say about it?
A nice crime and good idea behind it, but must there be always a romance? 😖 If a read a crime, I want to read a crime and nothing else.
The story itself was not the greatest, I've ever read as well.

@Bambolina_81 what do you think?

Bambolina_81 @sarah83 I haven't managed to start yet 😖 I haven't been able to read much the past couple of days. I'm intrigued by it as I know very little about it apart from what I've read on the cover. 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 so I won't talk about any more. 🤗 2y
Bambolina_81 @sarah83 Oh no please do, I like to hear what you think. We have very similar taste in books 😊 2y
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Andrew65 I read this a few years ago and did feel a bit disappointed by it too. 2y
Sarah83 @Andrew65 don't know. Maybe it's because I fit in with Miss Marple and Monsieur Poirot so well, that I don't like any others. On the hand I adore the mousetrap. 😍 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 I really don't like the love story within it and for me, the setting is a really nice idea, but the case itself is sometimes too obvious and the person's behaviour is often quite wirred. I'm glad the next one is a Poirot again. 🤗 2y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 can't remember why I didn't enjoy it, just felt a bit underwhelmed from my hazy memory. 2y
Sarah83 @Andrew65 you can't love all books you read. I have to say this to me from time to time. 2y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 This is so true! 2y
Sarah83 @Andrew65 if every book would be great, there won't be great authors or books and everything seems to be equal. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What @Sarah83 said. I‘m biased to Poirot, but some of her non-Poirot/Marple/TT are very good. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Sarah83 I watched the 1989 movie adaptation starring Stephanie Zimbalist, it was fun :) 2y
Sarah83 @erzascarletbookgasm so everyone has also a different taste. 🤗 2y
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vlwelser
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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#riotgrams day 6 #someoneelsesbooks I borrow these from my mum. These are the current #tbr.

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Sarah83
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Starting my #agathachristieclub read at my parents in law's. It's even the first eBook for me this year. Even recognised that my ebook reader has a dictionary. 🤗

@Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81 Exciting! I hope it's a good one. I'm still reading last month's ! 2y
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Sarah83
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Littens are the best.
Thank you so much @Maike
Which e-book-reader do you use?

@Bambolina_81 I can join the #agathachristieclub again. 😉

Bambolina_81 Woo hoo!! I'm so pleased. I still haven't finished last month's book yet so I'm going to be a little behind! 2y
Maike Well I'm always happy to help 😁 I use a kindle, but there's a tool to convert different ebook formats so I'm not limited to the amazon version 😉 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 I read so many books at a time, that I can't finish one. 😆 So I really have to decide what to do. 😉 2y
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Sarah83 @Maike sounds really great. Maybe I can ask you for another one or two for my #agathachristieclub? I want to collect the German edition in paperback and some aren't published in German in the edition I collect. 😉 2y
Maike @Sarah83 of course, just write me what you need, maybe I have them. 2y
Sarah83 @Maike I will have a look. 🤗 2y
scripturient You finally got it!!! 😃😃😃 2y
Sarah83 @scripturient yes indeed and I learned much about my ebook reader. 😍😉 2y
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Sarah83
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So many Agatha Christie books, but not the right one... 😪😪 @Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81 Wow, wow, wow!!! That looks great! Did you buy anything else? 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 the most of them I bought earlier this year. I have to travel to an espousal now, so I got only the Folio book. 😍 2y
bobregina 😍😍😍 2y
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Bambolina_81
The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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#agathachristieclub

Hi everyone! Just a reminder of the book order until the end of the year. I haven't finished this month's Murder on the Links but here is a heads up of what's on the way for October and beyond 😊

Come and read along with us, it's never too late to join!

Sarah83 Mhm. I will have a look for the short stories for November. 😉 2y
JazzFeathers I haven't finish The Secret Adversary yet, so l'm planning to skip the collection in October andctry to catch up with the novels. Let's see how this works 😊 2y
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