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The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie s debut novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactress, the elderly Emily Inglethorp When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work Suspects are plentiful, including the victim s much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well deserved reputation as the queen of mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot 1 , Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles original publication year 1920 The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects, he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe.Characters Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, John Cav The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot 1 , Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles original publication year 1920 The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects, he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe.Characters Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, John Cavendish, Emily Inglethorp, Alfred Inglethorp, Cynthia Murdoch, Mary Cavendish, Evie Howard, Lawrence Cavendish 1998 2003 1372 305 1377 9645977606 1372 333 1389 333 9789649915135 1372 1373 248 1383 1386 248 1382 1386 248 1390 288 96436316991916 25 23 03 1399 Choose Your Own Adventure You are Captain Arthur Hastings, and you are slowly falling in love with a Belgian The feelings are embarrassing at first you find the Belgian himself to be quite an embarrassment But there is just something about him Could it be his suave, continental sense of humor his keen sense of justice his shapely, rubenesque figure Or is it simply his hypnotic mustache, perhaps The passion develops in fits and starts You don t want to love him, you really don t You Choose Your Own Adventure You are Captain Arthur Hastings, and you are slowly falling in love with a Belgian The feelings are embarrassing at first you find the Belgian himself to be quite an embarrassment But there is just something about him Could it be his suave, continental sense of humor his keen sense of justice his shapely, rubenesque figure Or is it simply his hypnotic mustache, perhaps The passion develops in fits and starts You don t want to love him, you really don t You don t want to follow him around, adventure after adventure You don t want to be his little bitch, always at his beck and call, sniping and moaning at him but loving it nonetheless You don t like mysteries but you are about to fall victim to the greatest mystery of them all the mystery of the human heart Try as you may, the Belgian has hold of you, heart and soul You will follow him forever.If you decide that to love somebody, you must set them free preferably in Iraq, choosehttps www.goodreads.com review showIf you decide to follow the little Belgian to the ends of the earth, choose Dear me, Poirot, I said with a sigh, I think you have explained everything And how wonderful of you to wait until page 230 to finally shed light on all your absurd behavior throughout the book, and to justify and the red herrings and narrative padding But of course, it could only be so in the classic style of a fiendish murder mystery Why, in fact, though this is but the first case we have solved together, I have no doubt we could do the exact same thing as many as 86times, depending Dear me, Poirot, I said with a sigh, I think you have explained everything And how wonderful of you to wait until page 230 to finally shed light on all your absurd behavior throughout the book, and to justify and the red herrings and narrative padding But of course, it could only be so in the classic style of a fiendish murder mystery Why, in fact, though this is but the first case we have solved together, I have no doubt we could do the exact same thing as many as 86times, depending on if you count the smaller cases Quite so, mon ami, Poirot chuckled You make such a reliably dim witted Watson I looked at Poirot in silent amazement The colossal cheek of the little man Then we drank some tea and he kissed me passionately, on the mouth If you ve read my reviews before, you know I love mystery fiction, and in particular, the classics Agatha Christie died in 1976, and I was born the following year Two things come to mind 1 It s a good thing I wasn t alive when she died because I would have been so miserable to be around 2 Since I was born just about a year later, I m wondering if maybe a small part of her lives on as I love her genius and her works of literature and I can re read her books over and over again wit If you ve read my reviews before, you know I love mystery fiction, and in particular, the classics Agatha Christie died in 1976, and I was born the following year Two things come to mind 1 It s a good thing I wasn t alive when she died because I would have been so miserable to be around 2 Since I was born just about a year later, I m wondering if maybe a small part of her lives on as I love her genius and her works of literature and I can re read her books over and over again without ever getting bored.There are tons of reviews of all her major works, and I don t need to be repetitive in my review What I d really try to get across is why you need to read ANY of her works, and then why I d suggest this one 1 This was one of her first books, and I believe the first published one, in 1920, which means she was probably writing it exactly 100 years ago And though some of the language is a little different, and it takes place with a different cultural atmosphere, the crux of the story its plot, is appropriate at any point in time People don t love Christie for her beautiful language or her great ideas yeah, she had some of those but it s her plots and characters that stand out And those transcend time 2 Who else can create such a puzzle that you are constantly trying to guess what s going on True, tons of writers today, but not 100 years ago And even with modern writers, it s often in a suspense and thriller type of novel, where it s all about the chase Christie was all about the calm approach to solving a murder She didn t try to end each chapter with a big WOW and heart wrenching scare tactic It s simple evolution of a timeline, collections of clues, conversations with people and then you start to see the puzzle come together But at the last minute, you get the unexpected twist.3 With this first book, you meet Hercule Poirot, one of her two popular detectives Poirot is annoying He s painful He will make you angry while you are laughing And that s the cool part Columbo is the best comparison I can come up with And I m certain Columbo was based on large part by Christie s Poirot.So why this book It s the first in the series It s a prime example of why her stories work It s the ultimate tale a family with secrets It takes place in the UK the best place to visit and perhaps live I don t live there, only visited it But it s really the slow build up of the clues that will have your mind working overtime So if you need a Christie stand alone book, go to And Then There Were None If you like female investigators, choose a Miss Marple If you like a Belgian male detective, flip a coin and pick between Murder on the Orient Express or The Mysterious Affair at Styles Both will be a great read But if you need to start at the beginning, go with this one to see what an author s first book looks like Because if I didn t have my Christie I d be likeAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251

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