Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles isn’t just Agatha Christie’s first Poirot novel, it’s currently the only Poirot novel in the public domain. It was written on a bet that Christie couldn’t write a detective novel in which the reader couldn’t deduce the criminal. Her attempt laid the foundation for one of literature’s most famous detectives.
In this novel we’re introduced to Poirot as he’s settling in to a new life in England. After a woman is murdered at the country estate he’s visiting, he has to use his detective skills to catch the criminal. The Mysterious Affair at Styles sets the stage for the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and has everything you’d expect from a story rich in those classic detective fiction tropes.
214 printed pages

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Impressions

    Nabaa Almitwallyshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I have read lots of Agatha Christie's books, and all of them are just extremely intriguing. I often get told off for reading too much of her books as they sometimes distract me from my lessons, but it's worth the trouble >.<

    Adaobi Ella Ofoegbu-Martinsshared an impressionlast year

    Captivating

    Richa Mittalshared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Brilliant plot and turn of events.

Quotes

    Anna Shashkovahas quoted4 years ago
    We had a good yarn about old times, and it ended in his inviting me down to Styles to spend my leave there.
    abd almuazhas quoted5 days ago
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    Dawnhas quoted19 days ago
    “Par­don me, mon ami, you were not pre­cisely sym­path­ique.”

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