By Agatha Christie
The Queen of poser has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth leave out Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her complete oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and complicated puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The guy within the Brown Suit is Christie at her top, as a tender girl makes a perilous determination to enquire a stunning “accidental” loss of life she witnesses at a London tube station.
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I resolved to check that as quickly as attainable. I rang the bell and obtained off on the subsequent cease. the guy didn't get off. I withdrew into the shadow of a store doorway and watched. He alighted on the subsequent cease and walked again in my course. The case used to be transparent adequate. i used to be being undefined. I had crowed too quickly. My victory over man Pagett took on one other point. I hailed the following tram and, as I anticipated, my shadower additionally bought on. I gave myself as much as a few very severe pondering. It used to be completely obvious that I had came across a much bigger factor than I knew. The homicide in the home at Marlow used to be no longer an remoted incident dedicated by way of a solitary person. i used to be up opposed to a gang, and, due to Colonel Race’s revelations to Suzanne, and what I had overheard on the condominium at Muizenberg, i used to be starting to comprehend a few of its manifold actions. Systematized crime, prepared through the guy recognized to his fans because the ‘Colonel’! I remembered a number of the speak I had heard on board send, of the strike at the Rand and the motives underlying it–and the assumption that a few mystery association used to be at paintings fomenting the agitation. That used to be the ‘Colonel’s’ paintings, his emissaries have been appearing in accordance with plan. He took no half in these items himself, I had constantly heard, as he restricted himself to directing and organizing. The brain-work–not the harmful labour–for him. yet nonetheless it good could be that he himself used to be prompt, directing affairs from an it seems that impeccable place. That, then, was once the that means of Colonel Race’s presence at the Kilmorden fortress. He was once out after the arch-criminal. every thing geared up in with that assumption. He used to be anyone excessive up within the mystery carrier whose company it was once to put the ‘Colonel’ by way of the heels. I nodded to myself–things have been changing into very transparent to me. What of my half within the affair? the place did I are available? used to be it merely diamonds they have been after? I shook my head. nice because the worth of the diamonds can be, they infrequently accounted for the determined makes an attempt which were made to get me out of how. No, I stood for greater than that. in a roundabout way, unknown to myself, i used to be a threat, a chance! a few wisdom that I had, or that they proposal I had, made them fearful to take away me in any respect costs–and that wisdom used to be certain up one way or the other with the diamonds. there has been one individual, I felt definite, who may well enlighten me–if he might! ‘The guy within the Brown Suit’–Harry Rayburn. He knew the opposite 1/2 the tale. yet he had vanished into the darkness, he was once a hunted creature flying from pursuit. almost certainly he and that i might by no means meet back… I introduced myself again with a jerk to the actualities of the instant. It used to be no reliable pondering sentimentally of Harry Rayburn. He had displayed the best antipathy to me from the 1st. Or, at least–There i used to be again–dreaming! the true challenge was once what to do–now! I, priding myself upon my position of watcher, had develop into the watched. and that i was once afraid! For the 1st time, i started to lose my nerve. i used to be the bit of grit that used to be impeding the sleek operating of the nice machine–and I fancied that the desktop could have a quick approach with little bits of grit.