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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

A Hercule Poirot Novel Mystery
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Workman Press.
In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduces readers to the heroic detective, Hercule Poirot. This is a classic murder mystery set in the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court. The list of suspects is long and includes her gold-digging new spouse and stepsons, her doctor, and her hired companion.


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Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicious younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot and, when the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case.

Authors: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Statement of Responsibility: Agatha Christie
Title: The mysterious affair at Styles
a Hercule Poirot novel mystery
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., 2006, c1920
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Sold by: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Distributed by Workman Pub. Co
Notes: Copyright renewed 1948
Contents: I go to styles
The 16th and 17th of July
The night of the tragedy
Poirot investigates
"It isn't strychnine, is it?"
The inquest
Poirot pays his debts
Fresh suspicions
Dr. Bauerstein
The arrest
The case for the prosecution
The last link
Poirot explains
Subject Headings: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Fiction Private investigators England Fiction
Topical Term: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
LCCN: 2006045986
ISBN: 1579126227
9781579126223
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY C
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Oct 20, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was curious to read Agatha Christie’s first Poirot novel, which was published in 1920. And I was not disappointed. Midway through the book I was surprised to realize this was one of her first novels… I think Mrs. Christie was born a writer: there is nothing in this book that betrays the novice. She worked as a dispenser in a hospital during WWI, hence, I believe, her knowledge of poisons and the presence of the young nurse’s character in the book. Here you will find the first description of Hercule Poirot, the “little man” with a gigantic intellect and an even larger ego. Inspector James Japp is also first presented to the reader, “a little sharp, dark, ferret-faced man”—physically different from Philip Jackson of the Agatha Christie’s Poirot series, Japp also does not present any of the irritating and almost unintelligible cockney accent Jackson sported. Most definitely this is a must read for any Agatha Christie fan.

Apr 22, 2013
  • AmandaVollmershausen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although not a mystery fiction fan, I felt that my reading palette could not be complete without delving into the classics of the genre. My honest reaction was to roll my eyes periodically throughout the novel at the overstated obliviousness of the secondary protagonist (also the narrator) and his failure to grasp the clues given by Poirot, the hero of the story. It all felt very artificial and unoriginal. I didn't find the book to 'pull me in' at all, but it was easy enough to read that I didn't need a lot of motivation to continue. The ending is somewhat satisfying, but I wouldn't read another Agatha Christie novel. I must give credit to the unexpected ending (much more unexpected than I expected, even) that made me appreciate the cleverness of the plot.

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