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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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The heiress of Styles has been murdered, dying in agony from strychnine slipped into her coffee. And there are plenty who would gain from her death: the financially strapped stepson, the gold digging younger husband, and an embittered daughter-in-law. Agatha Christie's eccentric and hugely... show more
The heiress of Styles has been murdered, dying in agony from strychnine slipped into her coffee. And there are plenty who would gain from her death: the financially strapped stepson, the gold digging younger husband, and an embittered daughter-in-law. Agatha Christie's eccentric and hugely popular detective, Hercule Poirot, was introduced to the world in this book, which launched her career as the most famous and best loved of all mystery writers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780646418438 (0646418432)
Publisher: Deodand Publishing
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics, Mystery
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Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it
3.0 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
After reading Murder on the Orient Express last fall I decided to start at the beginning and read the whole series. I found this story pretty scattered and frustrating at times. Hastings seems to be really dumb. His sole purpose seems to be to have someone dumb for Poirot to explain things to. He wo...
Just Another Bookworm
Just Another Bookworm rated it
4.5
This was my last read of 2017 and my first ever Agatha Christie. Loved it!
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.0 Twisty
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.
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 The Beginning of our Egg Shaped Detective
I read this for "Country House Mystery" square. "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie deals with the murder of the wealthy Mrs. Emily Inglethorp at her country home, Styles. This book brings together for the first time, Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp. This...
mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it
3.0 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
I waited many years to finally read an Agatha Christie novel. And it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It was good but most of the plot was, well, pointless. Thankfully it was short and fast read so that I could get it over with.
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