The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie's classic tale is the first book in the Hercule Poirot series.
    
    Invalided home from the First World War, Lieutenant Hastings finds himself in a convalescent home very much to his disliking.  Thankfully his old friend John Cavendish invites him to spend the rest of his sick leave at his family home.  The beautiful Styles Court is home to John’s step mother Mrs Inglethorpe, and her new husband Alfred.  Despite the tranquil surroundings Hastings begins to realise that all is not right.  When Mrs Inglethorpe is found poisoned a murder investigation begins, and who better to investigate than war refugee Hercule Poirot, a retired Belgian detective.  
    
    Christie’s favourite review of this, her first book, was from the Pharmaceutical Journal, which praised, “this detective story for dealing with poisons in a knowledgeable way, and not with the nonsense about untraceable substances that so often happens.  Miss Agatha Christie knows her job.”  It was adapted for television with David Suchet as Poirot in 1990.
    
    Courtesy of Project Gutenberg

HilalElgargini HilalElgargini Dec 12, 2015 12:12PM
Nice, first time I read one of Agatha Christie's works in its original language. 
                                    
                                    Looking forward to Poirot appearance.
HilalElgargini HilalElgargini Dec 12, 2015 12:09PM
In most Christe's works that I've read; money is the main motive for the crimes
dr76rk dr76rk Mar 02, 2015 10:05AM
something that is said orexpressed too much or with a lot of emotion
Topgranny Topgranny Nov 18, 2013 04:30PM
Having enjoyed the latest, and last, TV series, I wanted to read this first Poirot story. Don't really know why  I haven't read it before but finding both this app and the book has made my day! Thanks
OddNovelist OddNovelist May 06, 2013 06:40PM
Wow, the whole of that novel online! Good on you for posting it up!
- - Apr 20, 2013 02:19PM
I wonder why amazing stories like these don't get many reads. I mean, why wouldn't someone want to read Agatha Christie, the Mistress of Mystery?