Colonel Race

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 782 ratings

The Man in the Brown Suit Summary

Another title in the ever popular Agatha Christie series. The suave and debonair Colonel Race must solve a question, not of ‘accidental death or suicide’, but ‘murder or double murder’. Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her – and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: ‘17-122 Kilmorden Castle’?

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  • Book 1

    • The Man in the Brown Suit

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Another title in the ever popular Agatha Christie series.The suave and debonair Colonel Race must solve a question, not of ‘accidental death or suicide’, but ‘murder or double murder’.Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her – and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electocuted on the rails.The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, shame about the narration

    • By catsatcastle on 02-01-17

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 2

    • Cards on the Table

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cracking story

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 3

    • Death on the Nile

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David Suchet narrating Poirot is a must!

    • By Miss on 19-03-16

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 4

    • Sparkling Cyanide

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Agatha Christie’s classic thriller. Features the recurring character Colonel Race from Death on the Nile, Cards on the Table and The Man in the Brown Suit. Six people sit down to dinner at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary – in solemn memory of Rosemary Barton who died at the same table exactly one year previously.No one present on that fateful night would ever forget the woman’s face, contorted beyond recognition – or what they remembered about her astonishing life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A "SPARKLING" TALE!

    • By D. Eastwood on 17-02-17

    Regular price: £8.49