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  1. says:

    Choose Your Own AdventureYou 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 uite an embarrassment But there is just something about him Could it be his suave continental sense of humor his keen sense of justice his shapely ruben

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    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 be so in the classic style of a fie

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    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

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    The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot #1 original publication year 1920Characters Hercule Poirot Inspector Japp Arthur Hastings John Cavendish Emily Inglethorp Alfred Inglethorp Cynthia Murdoch Mary Cavendish Evie

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    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 h

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    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 starring the world famous Hercule Poirot and his friend Hastings Poirot is an eccentric detective from Belgium who fled to England during WWI Hastings is a

  7. says:

    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 only read one book and two months where I only read two books May and June 2012Agatha Christie wrote this novel in 1916 and it was first published in th

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    With the exception of a racial slur so egregious I could hardly breathe when I read it it is difficult to believe this book was written almost exactly 100 years agoIt's still a great story today and it introduced

  9. says:

    Agatha Christie's first novel and it shows a somewhat convoluted story with too many red herrings and even an unneeded trial at the end written by the bored writer during the First World War the Great War no surpr

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    The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot #1 Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles original publication year 1920 The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot When a wealthy heiress is murdered Poirot step

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review Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Agatha Christie

Ly is poisoned and the authorities are baffled Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work Suspects are plentiful including the victim’s much younger husband her resentful stepsons her longtime hired companion a young family friend working as The Mysterious PDFEPUBa nurse and a Lond The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot 1 original publication year 1920Characters Hercule Poirot Inspector Japp Arthur Hastings John Cavendish Emily Inglethorp Alfred Inglethorp Cynthia Murdoch Mary Cavendish Evie Howard Lawrence CavendishAbstract The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot When a wealthy heiress is murdered Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer As the master detective makes his way through the list of suspects he finds the solution in an elaborately planned scheme almost impossible to believe 1998 2004 1372 305 1377 9645977606 1389 333 9789649915135 1372 1373 248 1383 1386 248 1382 1386 248 1390 288 9643631699 1916 25 15061399

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

On specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well deserved reputation as the ueen of mystery Agatha Christie s first novel and it shows a somewhat convoluted story with too many red herrings and even an unneeded trial at the end written by the bored writer during the First World War the Great War no surprise when rejected by the publishers until 1920 Don t get me wrong this is a highly entertaining book for the mystery fan though with a little experience the eagle will fly Now the murder case set in the majestic estate of Styles home of a wealthy woman Emily Inglethorp 70 she recently married a man twenty years her junior no reason to state people are dubious of his motives and ardor The lady is no old fool just the wrong man she selects and soon regrets but the factual cliche states love is blind Mr Alfred Inglethorp is unloved by relatives of the unblushing bride her two stepsons John and Lawrence Cavendish especially John s pretty wife Mary is acting rather in a puzzling way and a new will which changes the future for them but not for the better doesn t help his popularity Hercule Poirot a Belgian refugee from the German invasion one of the 250000 living in England they were asked to go back home after the war and grateful to Mrs Inglethorp for her financial assistance A well known detective in Belgium short in stature eccentric in manners a funny looking gentleman with the strange appearing mustache who the public here cannot take seriously A poisoning in the edifice brings the situation to a boil death is so final everything else seems trivial still Inspector Japp from the renowned Scotland Yard in a rural atmosphere seems like the proverbial fish out of water luckily Poirot an old friend is nearby to clear the picture as others mock the foreigner s abilities However Poirot in his debut radiates magnetism the reader never tires of him or the many novels which follow decade after decade the legend has become solidified like steel Mr Arthur Hastings a friend of Hercules as well as the family of Emily Inglethorp living at Styles Court and is the clueless narrator a man always one step behind the great sleuth frustrated by his furtive behavior He only learns the truth when the master investigator reveals it Arthur an amateur with misguided thoughts has discovered a genius and all his skepticism disappears so do the uite impressed people at Styles Court A promising beginning which bears fruition the final words

review Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's debut novel was the Affair at PDFEPUB #195 first to feature Hercule Poirot her famously eccentric Belgian detective A refugee of the Great War Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court the country estate of his wealthy benefactress the elderly Emily Inglethorp When Emi 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 be around 2 Since I was born just about a year later I m wondering if maybe a small part of her lives on as I love her genius and her works of literature and I can re read her books over and over again without ever getting boredThere are tons of reviews of all her major works and I don t need to be repetitive in my review What I d really try to get across is why you need to read ANY of her works and then why I d suggest this one1 This was one of her first books and I believe the first published one in 1920 which means she was probably writing it exactly 100 years ago And though some of the language is a little different and it takes place with a different cultural atmosphere the crux of the story its plot is appropriate at any point in time People don t love Christie for her beautiful language or her great ideas yeah she had some of those but it s her plots and characters that stand out And those transcend time 2 Who else can create such a puzzle that you are constantly trying to guess what s going on True tons of writers today but not 100 years ago And even with modern writers it s often in a suspense and thriller type of novel where it s all about the chase Christie was all about the calm approach to solving a murder She didn t try to end each chapter with a big WOW and heart wrenching scare tactic It s simple evolution of a timeline collections of clues conversations with people and then you start to see the puzzle come together But at the last minute you get the unexpected twist3 With this first book you meet Hercule Poirot one of her two popular detectives Poirot is annoying He s painful He will make you angry while you are laughing And that s the cool part Columbo is the best comparison I can come up with And I m certain Columbo was based on large part by Christie s PoirotSo why this bookIt s the first in the series It s a prime example of why her stories work It s the ultimate tale a family with secrets It takes place in the UK the best place to visit and perhaps live I don t live there only visited it But it s really the slow build up of the clues that will have your mind working overtime So if you need a Christie stand alone book go to And Then There Were None If you like female investigators choose a Miss Marple If you like a Belgian male detective flip a coin and pick between Murder on the Orient Express or The Mysterious Affair at Styles Both will be a great read But if you need to start at the beginning go with this one to see what an author s first book looks like Because if I didn t have my Christie I d be like About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping bypolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251