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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was the result of a dare from her sister Madge who challenged her to write a story. The story begins when Hastings is sent back to England from the First World War due to injury and is invited to spend his sick leave at the beautiful... show more
Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was the result of a dare from her sister Madge who challenged her to write a story. The story begins when Hastings is sent back to England from the First World War due to injury and is invited to spend his sick leave at the beautiful Styles Court by his old friend John Cavendish. Here, Hastings meets John’s step-mother, Mrs Inglethorpe, and her new husband, Alfred. Despite the tranquil surroundings Hastings begins to realize that all is not right. When Mrs Inglethorpe is found poisoned, suspicion falls on the family, and another old friend, Hercule Poirot, is invited to investigate.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007860838
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#1)
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters 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...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it
3.5 Review: The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
Title: The Mysterious Affair At StylesAuthor: Agatha ChristieSeries: Hercule Poirot, 1Format: hardcover, large printLength: 292 pagesRating: 3.5 stars Synopsis: Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the q...
 ⚣ MM Does MM ⚣
⚣ MM Does MM ⚣ rated it
4.0 Review: "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie
~ 4 stars ~
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...
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