The Mysterious Affair At Styles

October 28, 2015 - Comment

In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. How did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? From the heiress?s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in

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In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. How did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? From the heiress?s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary, suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, in his first unforgettable debut. With the evidence mounting against one member of the family, Poirot uses his unique deductive technique to prove who really killed Emily.

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Antoinette Klein says:

Meet Hercule Poirot In 1920 Agatha Christie introduced a quirky little Belgian detective to the world in this book she wrote on a dare from her sister. The time is World War I and Poirot is one of a small group of Belgian refugees who has come to live in a rural English village. With his egg-shaped head and his well-groomed moustache, Poirot enters and soon becomes one of fiction’s best-loved detectives. Also in this novel, the reader is introduced to his cohort, Captain Arthur Hastings, recovering from a war…

El Solito says:

Agatha still shines, Kindle’s version not so much I have always loved Christie’s books for quick and fun entertainment. Although I used to own her entire published works in English, I lost my whole collection years ago to severe water damage. Recently, I was talked into buying a Kindle (reluctantly–I still like the heft, smell and feel of a paper book) and I was pleased to see this book was available at the best price ever: free. 

Jetpack says:

The start of one of the best mystery series ever “Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.” I love the description of Poirot. This is the start of one of the best sets of mysteries ever made – the first appearance of the celebrated Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. 

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