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review 2017-10-04 23:57
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

Not as good as the ones I've been reading lately. Some misdirections are too forceful. But it was a fast read that gave me a couple of smiles and it's the beginning.

 

 

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text 2017-10-04 15:31
Reading progress update: I've read 183 out of 297 pages.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

But we must be more intelligent. We must be so intelligent that he does not suspect us of being intelligent at all.”
I acquiesced.
“There, mon ami, you will be of great assistance to me.”
I was pleased with the compliment. There had been times when I hardly thought that Poirot appreciated me at my true worth.

 

 

LMAO! Crown for stealth insult!

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text 2017-10-04 14:16
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 297 pages.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

“My mother, at the time of her death, and for some time before it, was taking a tonic containing strychnine.”

 

*blink* right... up there with arsenic green silk, and complexion whitening powders

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text 2017-10-03 17:45
Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 297 pages.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

I'm an unfocused mess where reading is concerned these days, so audiobooks... as it is, think this is my third start today. I'll fire a note file to track characters and see if it focuses me.

 

On that note, Hastings really gets a case of the purple prose malaise when writing about Mary *grin*

 

 

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text 2017-09-15 17:39
Halloween Bingo 2017 - Country House Mystery
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie

I don't think I realized when I read this book many years ago as a teenager just how much of a homage to Arthur Conan Doyle it is. There are obvious parallels between Holmes and Poirot, Dr Watson and Hastings, and Inspector Lestrade and Superintendent Japp.

 

I do enjoy it when Hercule Poirot gathers all the suspects in the drawing room and then proceeds to unmask the murderer. I'm sure there isn't an ounce of legality in it, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. However, the casual anti-Semitism, overt snobbery and racism is a bit hard to swallow.

 

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