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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Community Reviews back

by Agatha Christie
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If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 2 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago
~ 4 stars ~
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 4 months ago
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 5 months ago
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 1 year 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...
Dreamer and Daydreamer
Dreamer and Daydreamer rated it 1 year ago
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...
Just Another Bookworm
Just Another Bookworm rated it 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
mollysmommyreads rated it 3 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.
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