The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Historical Fiction Book Collection by V-Publisher

July 29, 2017 - Comment

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War, in 1916. Styles was Christie’s first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings.Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of the First World War, in 1916.
Styles was Christie’s first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings.
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. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot’s last case.

Comments

J. Sexton says:

Buy the Fully Restored Edition for the illustrations! I actually had to buy this book twice. The Kindle Chios/Perennial Press edition was missing the illustrations. The Kindle “Fully Restored Edition” included them and helped the mystery make sense. 

J. Johnston says:

Good book, but missing pivotal images — look elsewhere This is not a bad Agatha Christie book, especially given that it’s free, but this particular Kindle version is missing images (drawings, letters, and other evidence) crucial to understanding the storyline. Project Guttenberg does have a Kindle-compatible version that contains the original images.

JennStrauss says:

2 stars for illustrations, not story I have not finished this book yet. I am sure it will be excellent! 2 chapters in, and it has already captured my interest. (This review is for the “illustrated unabridged” edition with “free audiobook”) However, the “illustrations” are, in a word, AWFUL! I am the type who would rather have the story with no pictures. I bought this version specifically because it said “unabridged” (I hate finding out books were abridged and it wasn’t advertised). I will be looking…

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