The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary--from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detecti Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspec...

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Title:The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Author:Agatha Christie
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:121 pages pages

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jun 16, 2007
    The first Poirot. Everybody has a motive, everyone acts suspiciously--and the customary floor plans are provided. ...
  • mark monday
    Dec 08, 2010
    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...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 23, 2009
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1), original publication year 1920 Characters: Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Arthur Hastings, John Cavendish, Emily Inglethorp, Alfred Inglethorp, Cynthia Murdoch, Mary Cavendish, Evie Howard, Lawrence Cavendish. Abstract: The famous...
  • Chrissie
    Aug 21, 2018
    ETA: I have been thinking about this since I put it down. I need to feeI characters' inner turmoil. In this book a reader does not feel an emotional tug toward the characters. Neither are there historical tidbits to snatch up. By explaining what the book contains and what is lacking, h...
  • Kirsty
    Apr 10, 2008
    How did I go for so long without reading an Agatha Christie?! I wish I'd picked one up sooner! I figured my first read should be the first book published (I have an OCDish need to read books in order) and I have to say that this is a fantastic debut novel. Most authors' work gets bette...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    May 10, 2018
    4? ?What have I always told you? Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory?let the theory go.? ?Well, we shall see,? I said, nettled.? Hercule Poirot, world-renowned Belgian detective extraordinaire, first arrived on the literary s...
  • Jason Koivu
    Feb 24, 2017
    Thus begins the sleuthing adventures of that diminutive Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot! The setting is an English country manor house during World War I. The lady of the house has a will, potentially multiple wills, and just about everybody at the house has some reason for...
  • Barbara
    Mar 23, 2018
    I'm a long time Agatha Christie fan, and I recently decided to re-read some of her novels. ***** 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' is Agatha Christie's first published book, and it's less sophisticated than her later work. The story does, however, introduce three well-known C...
  • Brenda
    Oct 15, 2016
    When Hastings was visiting friends at Styles Court in Essex he had no idea what was about to happen. The shock the death of the elderly owner of the property caused was such that there were many suspects. Hastings quickly found his old friend Detective Hercule Poirot, who was also visi...
  • unknown
    Jun 22, 2010
    "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 ...
  • Brina
    Feb 19, 2018
    February has been a tough month for me this time around. I can't pinpoint it but there have been too many gray days even without the snow on the ground. Spring is mercifully around the corner and with it sun and happier reading times ahead. I tend to read mysteries as palette cleansers...
  • Lawyer
    Jan 19, 2017
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Meeting Hercule Poirot Dame Agatha Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, South West England and lived a very full life until her death by natural causes on 12 January 1976. During those eighty-five year...
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Oct 08, 2011
    I have a goal to read all of Poirot's stuff - order isn't terribly important for this type of 'series', but I don't want to touch his final act and book, Curtain, until I've read the others. Just an OCD reader thing. The mystery itself was baffling (closed room rocks), but I didn'...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Dec 06, 2017
    *3.5/5 ...
  • Susan
    Dec 11, 2017
    This is Agatha Christie?s debut novel, published in 1920, and the first featuring her detective, Hercule Poirot. By any standards it is an assured and well written debut novel and, considering the period it was written, it is also remarkably undated. Apparently, Agatha Christie was c...
  • Jaline
    Aug 11, 2018
    To celebrate completing my 1000th book of the decade, I chose Agatha Christie?s first Hercule Poirot mystery novel for this reading slot. I am especially proud of this milestone because earlier in the decade when I was working full-time there was one month (September 2014) where I on...
  • James
    Jun 14, 2016
    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 b...
  • Katie Lumsden
    Oct 18, 2018
    (What a shocker, not a Victorian book...) I really enjoyed this one; I listened to it on audiobook with my boyfriend over a month or two and it was an entertaining read. I love Poirot, and am hoping to read the series roughly in order from this point on. ...
  • Emma
    Nov 27, 2017
    Well this was a nice surprise! I *don?t do* cosy mysteries, or at least not for several decades. I?ve read a few Christies in my time but it?s the tv series and films that I remember more. So I can?t really explain the urge I got to read one; several of my goodread friends regu...
  • Jadranka
    Feb 09, 2015
    "Tajanstveni doga?aj u Stajlsu" je pisan prepoznatljivim stilom Agate Kristi, a zna?ajan je iz najmanje dva razloga:ovo je roman prvenac Kraljice detektivskih romana i ujedno putem njega Agata nas upoznaje sa jednim od najpoznatijih knji?evnih likova uop?te - re? je naravno o be...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 10, 2017
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  • Ayman Gomaa
    Jan 11, 2017
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  • Debbie Zapata
    Sep 20, 2015
    This was the book that started it all for Agatha Christie, according to the wiki article about her. It certainly was the book that started it all for Hercule Poirot and his friend Hastings. I have never read much of Christie's work, and chose this title for my Literary Birthday cha...
  • Duane
    Jan 05, 2018
    This is the first published novel of Agatha Christie, and the first to feature her famous detective character, Hercule Poirot. So far this is my favorite Christie novel, but I have only read three which leaves me well short of knowing which are her best. The novel was narrated by Arthu...
  • Tina Haigler
    Apr 19, 2018
    Ok. Let's get down to business. This is an old fashioned British mystery novel. So much information! Trying to keep it all straight in my head was extremely difficult. My brain was all over the place but that's what makes a good mystery, in my opinion. This is the first book starri...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Nov 07, 2017
    EXCERPT: We strained and heaved together. The framework of the door was solid, and for a long time it resisted our efforts, but at last we felt it give beneath our weight, and finally, with a resounding crash, it was burst open. We stumbled in together, Lawrence still holding his cand...
  • Araz Goran
    Nov 12, 2015
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  • abby
    Apr 19, 2017
    This was Agatha's Christie's first novel, and, as such, I was prepared for it to be a bit rough, but this was delightful. Maybe it seems odd to use such a cheery word to describe a murder mystery, but, let's face it, Christie's books are like dinner theater. The actor who plays the vic...
  • Dannii Elle
    Sep 25, 2016
    First Read: September 2016, Rating: 4 Stars Second Read: November 2018, Rating: 4 Stars This is the first installment in the Hecule Poirot series and was just as brilliant as every other detective book I have read by the undoubted Queen of crime fiction! The novel is set in an E...
  • Piyangie
    Mar 26, 2018
    This is my first introduction to Agatha Christie. Having never read her before, I thought of starting her with the Poirot series which includes her famous detective, Hercule Poirot. The story is a cleverly written murder mystery with interesting twists and turns so as to not give o...