The Man In Brown is an unconventional tale of villainy and detection, introducing some of the most engaging characters Maurice Walsh has created. Peter Falkner, on trail for the murder of his own uncle, Marcus Aitken, steps down from the dock free, but a marked man. Fortunately for him (and for the reader) Con Madden, "Private Investigator," takes a hand in the game, assisted by his mysterious accomplice, Daniel Glover. For a reason which will appear, no one can tell with certainty the time of Marcus Aitken's death, but Con's lively imagination. ranges wide and free over the nine suspects, and he knows more about the variations on tying a salmon fly than even the poacher, Charley Wells. There are fisticuffs and fishing, bold men and lovely women, the open-air and good weather in this exhilarating romance.