The Mysterious Affair at Styles
“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” : Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at StylesYour ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles' by Agatha Christie eBook Report: Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated. Working Table of Contents, Font adjustments &... show more
“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” : Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at StylesYour ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles' by Agatha Christie eBook Report: Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated. Working Table of Contents, Font adjustments & Navigation. About ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles' by Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case.Top 100 Best-Ever Classics Books: US –> http://amzn.to/1K9ZzqCUK –> http://amzn.to/1L3UgOBCanada –> http://amzn.to/1i02L1h
Publish date: 2007
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...