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The Mysterious Affair at Styles (original 1920; edition 2007)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)
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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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:27:02 -0400)
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.
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