Review Mysterious Affair at Styles

About the book

Hercule Poirot solves his first case in the Agatha Christie novel that started it all, now in a fully restored edition that features a “missing chapter” along with commentary from Christie expert John Curran.

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp 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.

With impeccable timing, and making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.


At last the First case of Poirot as it is, I had way too much fun with this book.

One thing that it’s recurrent in Agatha books seems to be that the narrator it’s a totally different person than our detectives, I have seen this one happening in all of her books, it’s refreshing in a way so it’s pretty good.

As usual with her, I suspected everyone but the ones actually perpetrating the murder, she has a way to throw you off the scent of the real culprit until it’s revealed, It’s so amazing and fun really fresh for me, usually in mysteries I can spot the villain very soon on the story with hers I can’t for any reason.

Poirot is a very peculiar detective with interesting ways of doing what he need to, but I like him he is pretty straightforward in a way, maybe even misunderstood.

About the Author

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote 66 crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and six novels under a pseudonym in Romance. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author, having been translated into at least 103 languages. She is the creator of two of the most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920. During her first marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.


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