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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot) (original 1920; edition 2001)

by Agatha Christie

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Title:The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot)
Authors:Agatha Christie
Info:Harper (2001), Edition: Masterpiece Ed, Paperback, 208 pages
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)


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This was a passable mystery; it seems so very similar to Christie's other books, except that it has a very convoluted plot. ( )
  martensgirl | Jan 4, 2015 |
I own every single Agatha Christie book ever written - every play, every book under Mary W... and I'm going to reread every single one interspersed with Anne Perry's two series. My mother and I worked hard to scour used bookstores for my collection and they deserve to be honoured. ( )
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I own every single Agatha Christie book ever written - every play, every book under Mary W... and I'm going to reread every single one interspersed with Anne Perry's two series. My mother and I worked hard to scour used bookstores for my collection and they deserve to be honoured. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
I enjoyed solving as the story progressed. Instead of just learning whodunnit and who-didn't-dunnit all at the end. I was given plenty of time to revise theories. ( )
  CassandraT | Oct 10, 2014 |
The Mysterious Affair at Styles was a fun quick read. This book is Agatha Christie’s first published novel and the first to feature the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Beloved by many for being a completely pompous prig, this character launched Christie’s career and ultimately resulted in her books being the most widely read in history selling millions of copies. This author, perhaps being outsold only by Shakespeare or the Bible, has to have been doing something right.

In this debut novel, we cover some familiar territory. A rich old woman, living in an English Mansion, has been murdered. We have a body, a murder weapon, some strange clues, and a well experienced detective that already has it all figured out. So sit back on that cozy couch, sip some hot coffee, and read The Mysterious Affair at Styles. What more could you love? ( )
  Hanneri | Jul 5, 2014 |
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Christie, Agathaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curran, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fonticoli, DianaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
George, ElizabethIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keilhau, WollertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, WillCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suchet, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Symons, JulianForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles Case" has now somewhat subsided.
A intensa curiosidade, suscitada no público por aquilo que, então, era conhecido por "O caso de Styles" está agora bastante atenuada.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0646418432, Paperback)

The heiress of Styles has been murdered, dying in agony from strychnine slipped into her coffee. And there are plenty who would gain from her death: the financially strapped stepson, the gold digging younger husband, and an embittered daughter-in-law.

Agatha Christie's eccentric and hugely popular detective, Hercule Poirot, was introduced to the world in this book, which launched her career as the most famous and best loved of all mystery writers.

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Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs. Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about 'a lot of sharks'. And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.… (more)

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