The Mysterious Affair at Styles

August 29, 2017 - Comment

Featuring the first appearance of Hercule Poirot. In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. With the evidence mounting against one member of the

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Featuring the first appearance of Hercule Poirot. In the midst of World War I, the residents of Styles wake one morning to find Emily Inglethorpe has been fatally poisoned. Captain Hastings, staying with the family, enlists the help of his old friend, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. 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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P. Penwood says:

Classic Christie Meet Hercule Poirot. This is the story that introduces Christie’s most represented character. Poirot is certainly one of the most preferred of her characters and Christie returns to to him many times over. This mystery occurs in a slower part of the countryside, where the recent Great War is still felt. We also meet Captain Hastings here, recuperating from wounds received is the war, visiting with the family of an old friend. His friend lives with his wife in the home of his mother, her…

CC Thomas says:

A Funny Poirot This book is a bit different from other Christie’s that I have read in that the detective, Poirot, doesn’t appear until several chapters in and almost seems to be a secondary character. It’s a point of view that I found intriguing, and hilarious! 

Magnifying Glass says:

Emily’s Household The wealthy Mrs. Emily Inglethorp is the center of her universe. On her estate, the Styles, there is, of course, her husband Alfred. Actually he is her second husband; her first husband had passed on, leaving her with his estate and two sons: Lawrence and John. Both are grown up now, but are still living with her. 

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