The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Novel

February 26, 2017 - Comment

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) Hercule Poirot’s friend Hastings involves him in the mysterious poisoning of a lady married to a man 20 years her junior. Poirot examines the evidence in this novel, the first to introduce Poirot to his many fans. This eBook includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)

Hercule Poirot’s friend Hastings involves him in the mysterious poisoning of a lady married to a man 20 years her junior. Poirot examines the evidence in this novel, the first to introduce Poirot to his many fans. This eBook includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a clue in the form of a fragment of a Will.

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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. 

M. J. Mann says:

Intelligent and full of common sense. This is the second Hercule Poirot book that I have read, and-actually-the first that Agatha Christie wrote. I love Hercule Poirot’s thoughtful way of approaching “suspects” and the simple way that he seems to make hypothesis and prove and disprove his “little ideas” through questioning and common sense. In both stories I have read so far, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and The Halloween Party, there is another character trying to piece together the evidence and come up with a…

C. M Mills says:

Curtain is Hercule Poirot s final case and is Christie s most astounding suprise ending of all her countless novels! The circle is completed as Hastings and Poirot return to Styles in Essex for their final case. Poirot s first case was located in this evil locale in The Mysterious Affair at Styles published in 1920. While it is the last Poirot case it was not the last Poirot novel written by Christie. Dame Agatha wrote it during the London Blitz of 1940. She made sure Curtain and Sleeping Murder the last case of Miss Marple were placed in a London vault for safekeeping should she run short on ideas for…

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