The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Publish date: January 3rd 2003
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...
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...
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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...
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