This is a Special Kindle Edition . It is a deluxe edition of 2 Books – The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary (Annotated) with Biography of Agatha Christie (Illustrated) Editorial Reviews “Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” (Tana French, New
This is a Special Kindle Edition . It is a deluxe edition of 2 Books – The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary (Annotated) with Biography of Agatha Christie (Illustrated) Editorial Reviews “Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” (Tana French, New York Times bestselling author) “Altogether a skillfull tale and a talented first book.” (Daily News (UK)) “Almost too ingenious…very clearly and brightly told.” (Times Literary Supplement (London)) –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. About the Author: Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976. The Mysterious Affair At Styles: Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Even so, the tragic murder which occurs is not expected. The entire family is drawn into the case but with their reluctant permission, Hastings calls upon the services of the diminutive Belgian. Thus begins one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of crime.A destroyed will, a shattered coffee cup, an old envelopesuch are the seemingly unrelated details surrounding the murder of Mrs. Inglethorp, mistress of Styles Court. With a thoroughness that is to become legendary, Hercule Poirot, the methodical little Belgian, begins his firstand perhaps most fascinatinginvestigation.The cast includes John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings, and Philip Jackson as Detective Inspector Japp, with Philip Jackson, Nicola McAuliffe, and Simon Williams. The Secret Adversary: IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead.