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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Community Reviews back

by Agatha Christie
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 month 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 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...
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
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
Lillelara rated it 2 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...
Tami
Tami rated it 3 years ago
I just love Agatha Christie. There definitely is a reason she is said to be the "queen of crime". The writing and plotting was elegant and flawless. There was a lot of humor and the story unfolded before the reader's eyes with some surprising twists - but always with the facepalm-moment of "I sho...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I read quite a few of her books as a kid and am re-reading her collection in its entirety again and loving it.Agatha Christie’s first Poirot mystery as well as her first published novel and you can already see the solid skills that made her the best in the business and she only got better and better...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I read quite a few of her books as a kid and am re-reading her collection in its entirety again and loving it.Agatha Christie’s first Poirot mystery as well as her first published novel and you can already see the solid skills that made her the best in the business and she only got better and better...
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