The Mysterious Affair At Styles

January 27, 2017 - Comment

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. Related

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery.

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orourkmw says:

I’d recommend trying one of the other editions My comments are not about the novel, but about this Kindle edition….the diagrams and pictures which are apparently critical to solving the puzzle are missing. I am only 25% of the way in, but have already missed 4 drawings – 2 diagrams of the layout, a picture of a clue fragment, etc., which Christie felt were important to include. I peeked at the end to see if they were there, and there is a photo of Christie and other info, but not the missing clues. I’d recommend trying one of the other…

Paul Benoit says:

and a great example of the large body of works by Agatha … This is one of the classics of mystery writing, and a great example of the large body of works by Agatha Christie. It is definitely worth a read, even if you are not a regular mystery reader. 

Whistlers Mom says:

The book that launched an empire “Write about what you know” is advice frequently given to new writers and young Agatha Christie took it to heart in this, her first book. In 1918, she was a young married woman living in her mother’s house waiting for her aviator husband to come home from WWI. She had worked as a nurse (VAD) early in the war and then settled into the hospital pharmacy as a dispenser. Although money was tight after her father’s death, she grew up in a well-to-do English home with servants, regular…

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