The Mysterious Affair at Styles, 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.
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Amna Najam
Amna Najamshared an impression2 months ago

Extremely engaing.brilliant

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🌴Beach Bag Book

A comforting murder in a country mansion with a collection of suspected characters. Input the detective Poirot, logically collecting the clues. Will he find the culprit? Bliss.

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An amazing and a captivating story . Good read


Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.
Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist.
I will therefore briefly set down the circumstances which led to my being connected with the affair.
We had a good yarn about old times, and it ended in his inviting me down to Styles to spend my leave there.
Fire in her eyes, ice in her voice.
The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles Case" has now somewhat subsided.
Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan
The Styles Case
an account of
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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How she would have gaped if she had realized that her "coarse kitchen salt" was strychnin
make up my mind
The answer brought a momentary stiffness in its train
roaming in the woods
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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