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By Agatha Christie

The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth omit Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of creative whodunits, locked room mysteries, and confusing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The guy within the Brown Suit is Christie at her most sensible, as a tender lady makes a perilous determination to enquire a stunning “accidental” dying she witnesses at a London tube station.

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Finally I didn’t resolution them, and now I haven’t heard for over a fortnight. ’ I’m afraid I didn’t take Suzanne’s matrimonial issues very heavily. she will get around Clarence okay while the time comes. I grew to become the dialog to the topic of the diamonds. Suzanne checked out me with a dropped jaw. ‘I needs to clarify, Anne. you notice, once i started to suspect Colonel Race, i used to be extraordinarily dissatisfied in regards to the diamonds. i needed to stick on on the Falls in case he may have abducted you someplace nearby, yet didn’t recognize what to do in regards to the diamonds. i used to be afraid to maintain them in my possession–’ Suzanne seemed around her uneasily, as if she feared the partitions may need ears, after which whispered vehemently in my ear. ‘A extraordinarily sturdy idea,’ I authorized. ‘At the time, that's. It’s a section awkward now. What did Sir Eustace do with the instances? ’ ‘The mammoth ones have been despatched all the way down to Cape city. I heard from Pagett prior to I left the Falls, and he enclosed the receipt for his or her garage. He’s leaving Cape city this day by means of the via, to affix Sir Eustace in Johannesburg. ’ ‘I see,’ I acknowledged thoughtfully. ‘And the small ones, the place are they? ’ ‘I consider Sir Eustace has obtained them with him. ’ I became the problem over in my brain. ‘Well,’ I stated ultimately, ‘it’s awkward–but it’s secure adequate. We’d higher do not anything for the current. ’ Suzanne checked out me with a bit smile. ‘You don’t like doing not anything, do you, Anne? ’ ‘Not very much,’ I answered truthfully. the only factor i may do used to be to pay money for a time-table and spot what time man Pagett’s educate might go through Kimberley. i discovered that it can arrive at five. forty at the following afternoon and leave back at 6. i wished to determine Pagett once attainable, and that looked as if it would me a very good chance. the placement at the Rand used to be getting very severe, and it would be decades prior to I acquired one other probability. the one factor that livened up the day was once a cord dispatched from Johannesburg. A so much innocent-sounding telegram: ‘Arrived adequately. All going good. Eric right here, additionally Eustace, yet no longer man. stay the place you're for the current. Andy. ’ II Eric used to be our pseudonym for Race. I selected it since it is a reputation I dislike quite. there has been sincerely not anything to be performed until eventually i'll see Pagett. Suzanne hired herself in sending off a protracted soothing cable to the far away Clarence. She turned particularly sentimental over him. In her way–which after all is kind of varied from me and Harry–she is basically keen on Clarence. ‘I do want he was once right here, Anne,’ she gulped. ‘It’s this sort of very long time due to the fact that I’ve visible him. ’ ‘Have a few face-cream,’ I acknowledged soothingly. Suzanne rubbed a bit at the tip of her captivating nostril. ‘I shall wish a few extra face-cream quickly too,’ she remarked, ‘and you could in simple terms get this sort in Paris. ’ She sighed. ‘Paris! ’ ‘Suzanne,’ I acknowledged, ‘very quickly you’ll have had adequate of South Africa and experience. ’ ‘I should still like a truly great hat,’ admitted Suzanne wistfully. ‘Shall I include you to satisfy man Pagett the next day? ’ ‘I wish to cross by myself. He’d be shyer talking earlier than folks.

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