logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by: (author)
3.72 45
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room... show more
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. The Christie classic, The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the book that launched the phenomenal detecting career of the master sleuth Poirot—a perplexing locked room murder mystery that was Poirot's first appearance on the crime fiction scene…and now featuring a "missing chapter" as well as commentary from Agatha Christie expert John Curran.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062073914 (0062073915)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#1)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 The Mysterious Affair at Styles ★★★★★
This was fun! Poirot seemed awfully subdued at first, but before long he was back to primping and excitedly twisting his mustaches. Lots of misdirection, and I suspected every single character at one time, and was *still* surprised at whodunnit. But it was not a cheat! Only 2 complaints: one is that...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
4.0 Mastery of Mystery
Christie starts not with a crime but with people—the narrator, Hastings, and his friendship with John Cavendish. Each person she introduces is vivid, whether likeable or not, eccentric or conventional, and enough of the characters are likeable that she makes sure the reader cares what happens. There...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "The Mysterious Affair At Styles - Hercule Poirot #1" by Agatha Christie
Now more than 100 years old, "The Mysterious Affair At Styles" still feels modern, partly because of its playful tone and partly because it redefined the whodunnit. I read my first Agatha Christie book two years ago, starting at the wrong end of both Christie's and Poirot's career with "Elephants...
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...
Dreamer and Daydreamer
Dreamer and Daydreamer rated it
4.0 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
My introduction to the mystery genre came not in the form of a traditional novel, but a visual novel called Umineko. A rather large part of Umineko centers around a murder mystery sometimes involving a locked-room. I read somewhere that the said VN draws a lot of inspiration from Agatha Christie's A...
Other editions (219)
Books by Agatha Christie
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?