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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Community Reviews back

by Agatha Christie
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Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 4 weeks ago
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 6 months ago
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 10 months ago
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 10 months ago
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 rated it 2 years ago
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.
My Book Life
My Book Life rated it 2 years ago
When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer. As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects, he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe. Agatha Christie's works will always hold a special place i...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 2 years ago
This is the first Hercule Poirot mystery. I finished listening to it a few weeks ago and should have reviewed it sooner. I'll do the best I can.This is set during World War I. Hastings is a wounded soldier visiting a friend in Styles. He thinks he'd make a good detective, and he gets an opportunity ...
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Christies first published book and is most notable for one thing: it is the first of the Poirot books and explains the background between the famous friendship between the Belgian detective and Captain Hasting. Hastings is on medical leave in Essex during the Fi...
Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
Famous belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the loose again. This time around a murder has accured at Styles Court, where poor Mrs. Inglethorp has been poisoned. As usual there is a locked room, a bunch of suspect and an intricate plot. Agatha Christie sure knows how to tell a compelling story. I...
Cristina T.
Cristina T. rated it 3 years ago
BR with Marco and Kayl on February 11th :)This is Agatha Christie's debut novel and frankly, that boggles my mind, because it's so clever! I mean, she did get entitled Queen of Crime for a reason. The Mysterious Affair at Styles was a delight to read, and while the clues were there all along, I woul...
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